CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Who is the programme aimed at?

The Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management are 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.

What are the benefits of studying this qualification?

This is a very well recognised and highly valued qualification that will help you to develop practical skills, understanding of business and technical knowledge. 

The content of the qualification is 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.

Once you have completed your qualification, you will also be awarded Associate level membership of CIPD to enhance your professional credibility in the workplace and to potential employers.

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 or Part-time Taught.

Each unit carries a number of credits and to achieve the Certificate you need to achieve 32 credits.

Units for Certificate in Human Resource Management Credit Value
Developing professional practice 4
Business issues and the context of human resources 6
Using information in human resources 4
Group A Optional Units  
Resourcing and talent planning 6
Reward management 6
Improving organisational performance 6
Employee engagement 6
Contemporary developments in employment relations 6
Employment law 6
Managing and co-ordinating the human resources function 6
Organisation design 3
Organisation development 3
Human resources service delivery 3
Group B Optional Units  
Using facilitation skills 6
Implementing coaching and mentoring 6
Developing leadership and management skills 6
Developing and using consultancy skills 6

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 part-time taught programme is delivered over 12 months 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 programme format is designed to minimise the amount of time that learners need to be away from their organisation; you will need to attend 6 x 2-day workshops. 

Our fast-track programme is also delivered at our Head Office in Doncaster, and is a 5-week programme with 5 x 5-day workshops (Monday to Friday).  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
  • Fast-track taught – 5 weeks
  • Taught - 12 months

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 this qualification, you will be offered the opportunity to top-up to the Intermediate Diploma in HR Management or to undertake one of our Advanced qualifications in Human Resource Management.

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