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Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources

About this qualification

Entry Requirements
Apprentices must be in employment, working in a HR role.
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 Diploma qualification (90 credits) has a total qualification time of 900 hours which includes 450 guided learning hours. On average it can take anything from 12 to 18 months to complete but this will depend on your chosen study centre and mode of delivery.
Level
This qualification is a Level 5 (equivalent to Undergraduate Level) on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is comparable to Level 5 on the European Qualifications framework (EQF).
Study modes
You can choose between Part time, Blended, Mixed mode and Block

Units/Modules
 

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

5CDPP Developing Professional Practice in Human Resources
5CBIC Understanding the Business Context of Human Resources
5CIHR Using a Research Approach in Human Resources
5CMHR Understanding the Contemporary Human Resources Function
5CELW Understanding Employment Law
5KRTP Understanding Resourcing and Talent Planning
5KRWM Understanding Reward Management
5KIOP Understanding the Link Between Individual and Organisational Performance
5KEEG Understanding Employee Engagement
5KCER Understanding the Management of Employment Relations
5KHRD Understanding Contemporary Human Resource Development
5KDCM Understanding Coaching and Mentoring in the Organisation
5ARTP Contributing to Resourcing and Talent Planning in the Organisation
5ARWM Contributing to Reward Management in the Organisation
5AIOP Contributing to Improving Organisational Performance
5AEEG Contributing to Employee Engagement in the Organisation
5ACER Contributing to the Management of Employee Relations in the Organisation
5AHRD Contributing to Human Resource Development in the Organisation
5ADCM Contributing to Coaching and Mentoring in the Organisation
5KMOC Understanding the Management of Change
5AMOC Contributing to the Management of Change

Download our CIPD Intermediate-level Applied 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
 

Louise Smith HR Apprentice "I'm really passionate about this route into career and often visit local schools and talk to students to raise awareness of apprenticeships."

Danielle Forrester, Student member, HR Apprentice "I find Apprenticeships suit my learning style, I like to be able to practice what I have learnt so I can fully understand the subject."

Natasha Clark HR Apprentice "I liked the idea of being able to study and earn a living at the same time, studying gives the knowledge and background of HR whilst working gives me hands on experience and real situations."

Julie Conner, Workforce Development Manager, North Essex NHS "This is a fantastic opportunity for non-professionally qualified staff to gain a higher qualification of degree level standard."

Membership
 

If studying a Diploma qualification, you will need to join as a Student member throughout the duration of your studies. On successful completion of your qualification, you will 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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