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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management

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This programme provides the perfect platform to further develop your HR career, and the knowledge needed to work towards professional membership of the CIPD.

This course will help you develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different HR models and practices, and increase your understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities and organisations. Whilst building expertise in key HR subjects, you’ll also develop your planning, analytical and problem solving skills.

On successful completion of this programme you will understand the requirements of, and perform as, an effective and efficient, self-managing HR professional, a collaborative member of working groups and teams, and an added-value contributor to the organisation .

The qualification is accredited by the CIPD and is equivalent to QCF level 5.

Subject to you having the appropriate level of experience, successful completion of the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management means you can apply to become an Associate professional member of the CIPD or to progress onward to the level 7 qualification leading to full membership of the Institute (again subject to the appropriate level of experience).

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Duration

    1 year part-time

Core Units (certificate)

  • Developing professional practice
  • Business in context
  • Using Information in HR

HRM units (studied in addition to above core units)

  • Resourcing and talent management
  • Employment Law
  • Meeting organisational development needs
  • Developing coaching and mentoring systems

Ideally you should be working within the human resource management or development field however we also welcome applications from individuals who deal with people management issues as a significant part of their work but do not meet the standard entry criteria and can provide evidence of relevant continuing professional development. All applicants will be interviewed by a member of the School of Business and Management teaching team prior to any offer or acceptance onto this course.


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All applications for this programme should be made directly to University Centre Doncaster, using a Higher Education Application form. This is available by emailing HEAdministration@don.ac.uk.

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Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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