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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Development

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Course summary
Length: 1 year
Price: 3,999 GBP excl. VAT
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 14/07/2015 - London
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3,999 GBP
3,999 GBP
3,999 GBP

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Development

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Development

This qualification provides the perfect platform to further develop your L&D career and gain the knowledge needed to work towards professional membership of the CIPD. It will help you develop your ability to evaluate different L&D models and practices and increase your understanding of external factors which impact upon L&D interventions within organisations. You'll also develop your planning, analytical and problem-solving skills as an integral part of enhancing your L&D specialist skills.

There are two options for completing this qualification: modular and fast-track. The fast-track programme is more intensive and for those who wish to gain the qualification in a shorter space of time.  The information on this page covers the modular option. Information on the fast-track programme

CIPD’s own learning delivery arm offer courses and qualifications across the UK (including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh), and internationally. Visitour websiteto find a location close to you. 

Please note:dates currently shown are for the first module of each cohort.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This qualification is suitable for you if you're currently working in the field of L&D management and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. You may be seeking to gain credibility and recognition by working towards a professional level of membership. The ideal candidate will be responsible for implementing organisational L&D policies and strategies and will be interested in the impact of the wider organisational and environmental context on L&D.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Development. The qualification is accredited by the CIPD, subject to approval, and is equivalent to QCF Level 5.

Successful completion of this certificate leads to Associate membership of the CIPD. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. It’s an achievement that makes you stand out in your career and is respected and valued by employers. It also emphasises your commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to stay current.

On successful completion of the programme, you will:

  • understand how to perform as an effective and efficient, self-managing L&D professional, a collaborative member of working groups and teams, and as an added-value contributor to the organisation
  • understand the main factors impacting on organisations and the L&D function, including, key contemporary business and organisational issues within private, public and third sector organisations, reviewing the role of L&D in identifying and managing these issues, as well as, short-term changes in the business and external environments
  • understand how organisational and L&D strategies and practices are shaped and developed
  • know how to identify and analyse appropriate L&D data sources, enabling you to conduct research, analyse findings, draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change
  • know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on L&D issues
  • understand how L&D objectives and development needs are met in different organisations; understand the key requirements in the design and development of a range of inclusive L&D activities and be able to evaluate the outcomes
  • be able to contribute to the development and provision of coaching and mentoring capability within organisations and support the development of organisational talent
  • understand how to take a value added approach to evaluating the L&D function, evaluate L&D's contribution to sustained organisation performance, learn the relationship between organisational performance, effective L&D management and successful change management
  • be able to explain the role of ethics and professionalism in L&D
  • understand the concept of high performance working (HPW), its complexity, conceptual frameworks, contribution to sustainable organisation performance, the business case for it, the contribution of communities of practice, and the contribution of the performance management process to HPW
  • understand the role of line managers in the performance management process.

Training Course Content

The qualification is programme is made up of seven face-to-face workshops:

  • Developing Professional Practice (1 day)
  • Business Issues and the Context of L&D (2 days)
  • Using Information in L&D (1 day)
  • Meeting Organisational Development Needs (1 day)
  • Developing Coaching and Mentoring within Organisations (1 day)
  • Improving Organisational Performance (2 days)
  • Managing and Co-ordinating the L&D Function (2 days).

As well as the workshops, the programme includes:

  • eight online webinars one-hour each in duration
  • pre- and post-workshop exercises (for each workshop)
  • seven written assessments up to 3,000 words.

First-class tutors

Whether you're doing a course, qualification, or in-house programme, the tutors you will meet have in-depth knowledge of their subject, and combine academic expertise with years of hands-on business and industry experience. They are passionate about their specialist areas, and have proven time and time again their ability to facilitate top-quality learning and provide the best possible learning experience. So, whilst theory and models matter (and you'll get them), they are skilled in helping you ‘translate' them into your day-to-day reality.

Take a look at the Tutors tab on this page to view biographies of just some of the tutors you're likely to meet on the programme. Why not look them up on Google – we're proud of the fact that many of our tutors are among the UK's leading experts in their specialist area.

Comprehensive additional resources – on and offline

You'll be provided with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies, including textbooks (where relevant), in addition to which (on most programmes) you'll also have access to an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE includes extensive additional learning resources and links to articles, research, surveys and practical tools relevant to your studies. It also enables you to network with your fellow learners and participate in networked discussion forums facilitated by your tutor between face-to-face learning days. Plus you'll find tips and guidance on how to do assignments, and for exam-based qualifications, revision tips, past exam papers, examiner's reports, online exam tutorials and much more.

A blended approach

Most of our programmes take a blended approach – combining face-to-face learning with self-study and online working (via the Virtual Learning Environment). This powerful mix is one of the best ways to achieve sustained skills enhancement, and also minimises the time you need to spend away from the office.

Practical and applicable

For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That's why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You'll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor. We constantly update and improve our programmes, to ensure they are aligned with your changing needs and prepare you for the issues facing your profession.

You'll be given extensive resources to help you put your learning into practice as soon as you return to work. Our qualification programmes provide you with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies.


Full Up-front Qualification Fee: £3,999 + VAT, Member Fees: £3,999 + VAT

The modular programme starts with an introductory webinar followed by a one-day face-to-face workshop, Developing Professional Practice.

Fees do not include travel, accommodation or registration as a studying member of the CIPD, mandatory for all candidates who are not already CIPD members. 

Provider: CIPD Training

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