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Level 5 Award in Human Resources

About this qualification

Entry Requirements
This is not set by the CIPD and would vary depending on your chosen study centres own entry criteria.
Duration
Total qualification time is the number of hours it is estimated that a candidate will take to complete a qualification from start to finish and includes guided learning hours, self study, preparation and assessment. This Award qualification (3-12 credits) has a total qualification time of between 30 (minimum) and 120 (maximum) hours which includes between 15 and 60 guided learning hours. On average it can take anything from 1 to 6 months to complete depending on what unit(s) you study.
Level
This qualification is a Level 5 (equivalent to Undergraduate Level) on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is comparable to Level 7 in Ireland, Level 9 in Scotland and the European Qualifications framework (EQF) Level 5.
Study modes
You can choose between Block, Mixed mode, Part time, Full time, Blended and Digital

Units/Modules
 

This is a list of all units/modules. Units/Modules avaliable to study will depend on the qualification offered by the centre.

5DVP Developing Professional Practice
5CHR Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources
5UIN Using Information in Human Resources
5HRF Managing and Coordinating the Human Resources Function
5RST Resourcing and Talent Planning
5RMT Reward Management
5IVP Improving Organisational Performance
5ENG Employee Engagement
5DER Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations
5EML Employment Law
5ODG Organisation Design
5ODT Organisation Development
5SDL Human Resources Service Delivery

Download our CIPD Intermediate-level HR qualification details, including unit and assessment information (PDF).

Benefits
 

Valued by employers CIPD qualifications help you to develop the business understanding and technical knowledge that employers look for.  They demonstrate that you’ve achieved a certain level of knowledge in HR and L&D.

Relevant and practical Develop your HR, L&D and business knowledge. Plus everything you learn can be applied back in the workplace with immediate effect.

Flexibility and choice You can work towards your CIPD qualification at your own pace and gain credits for your achievements along the way.

Enhance your professional credibility Most CIPD qualifications provide you with a professional level of membership (Associate member), which demonstrates your professionalism in the workplace.

Testimonials
 

Hannah Cowley Assoc CIPD, Associate member "It's meant that I can progress my career further."

Mishanka Kaul Assoc CIPD, Associate member "My CIPD qualification has come in handy so many times."

Membership
 

There is no requirement for you to come into membership while you study a CIPD Foundation Level Award qualification. You will, however, be required to pay a registration fee to the CIPD when registering on the qualification. Should you require a CIPD level of professional membership you will need to study a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification in order to gain Associate professional membership.
 

Find a centre to study

UK
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification:
Foundation - introductory level
Intermediate - undergraduate level
Advanced - postgraduate level
You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
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CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


Europe
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
?
CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


World
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

?
We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
?
CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


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