CIPD Intermediate Award in Human Resources

Who is the programme aimed at?

The Intermediate Award in Human Resources is suitable for those who:

  • seek to develop a career in HR Management
  • are working in the field of HR Management and need to extend their knowledge and skills
  • have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies
  • need to understand the role of HR in the wider organisational and environmental context

Each programme develops the professional knowledge and skills required in Human Resource Management at practitioner level.

The Award provides the opportunity to study bite-sized modules taken from the full Intermediate level Certificate and Diploma in Human Resource Management.

What are the benefits of studying this qualification?

Your chosen module/s will help you to develop practical skills, understanding of business and technical knowledge in specific areas of HR.

The content of your chosen unit/s are relevant and practical. You will be able to apply your learning back into the workplace straight away.

There is lots of flexibility and choice about how you study and over what period of time, so you can work towards achieving your qualification in the manner that suits you best.

What units will I study?

The full list of units is set out below. Which of these you study will depend on your study mode: Work-based, Fast-Track Taught or Taught.

Each unit carries a number of credits and to achieve the Award you need to complete 3 to 12 credits.

Units for Diploma in Human Resource Management Credit Value
Developing professional practice 4
Business issues and the context of human resources 6
Managing and Co-ordinating the human resources function 6
Using information in human resources 4
Resourcing and talent planning 6
Reward management 6
Improving organisational performance 6
Employee engagement 6
Contemporary developments in employment relations 6
Employment law 6
Organisation design 3
Organisation development 3
Human resources service delivery 3

How will the programme be delivered?

For the work-based programme, you will be allocated an Assessor to work with you throughout. To achieve the units you will undertake a range of activities including gathering work-based evidence, completing assignments, and writing personal statements; there are no exams to take.

The taught programme is delivered at our Head Office in Doncaster, close to Robin Hood Airport. Lunch and refreshments are included and hotel facilities are available close by if required.  The length of your programme will depend on the number of units you choose but the programme format is designed to minimise the amount of time that learners need to be away from their organisation; you will need to attend 1 x 2-day workshop for each unit you undertake.  You will be provided with an on-line resource site as well as comprehensive support material given to learners at each workshop. We keep our group numbers small so that you get the support and attention you require.

Our fast-track programme is also delivered at our Head Office in Doncaster, and you will be required to attend a 1 x 5-day workshop (Monday to Friday) for each unit you choose.  Lunch and refreshments are provided.  You will be provided with an on-line resource site as well as comprehensive support material given to learners at each workshop. We keep our group numbers small so that you get the support and attention you require.

What is the duration of the programme?

The duration depends on your chosen study mode:

  • Work-based – up to 18 months
  • Taught – depends on the number of units you have chosen to complete
  • Fast-track taught – depends on the number of units you have chosen to complete

How will the qualification be assessed?

Assessment will be by a range of activities including assignments; there are no exams to take.

How can I progress further?

On completion of the Award, you will be offered the opportunity to carry the credits you have achieved towards completing the Intermediate Certificate or Diploma in Human Resource Management or you may wish to consider undertaking one of our Advanced qualifications in Human Resource Management.

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