CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. It also grants you automatic Associate Membership of the CIPD. You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of human resources (HR), developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focusing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations. This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management.
Primarily aimed at people who are working or entering the HR profession who wish to become professionally qualified, this course allows for career progression in this specialist field. On completing this course, you are automatically eligible to continue directly to the PgDip/MSc in Human Resource Management at Manchester Met. The Master’s course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). This qualification enables you to distinguish yourself from other candidates in today’s competitive job market.
The Standard Entry requirements for the Certificate in Professional Studies (HRM) are GCSE Maths and English (C) or equivalent, plus at least 2 years' relevant work experience. This programme is open to candidates who do not hold a degree but can demonstrate appropriate experience, either as an existing HR practitioner, as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM or prior learning through business-related experience of managing and supervising people at work. Candidates will be required to set out their learning through prior experience in their application submitting evidence such as CV, job description and references. Candidates who do not meet our standard qualification and work experience entry requirements will be considered if they can demonstrate prior learning from other forms of experience.
Our detailed requirements are set out below:
Standard Entry: GCSE Maths and English (C) or equivalent;
This programme is open to candidates with experience, either as an existing HR practitioner, as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM or to individuals who can demonstrate appropriate prior learning through business-related experience of managing and supervising people at work. Candidates will be required to set out their learning through prior experience in their application, submitting evidence such as CV, job description and through references.
Candidates who do not meet our standard qualification and work experience entry requirements will be considered under MMU’s widening participation strategy if they can demonstrate prior learning from other forms of experience such as:
- One or more A levels
- CIPD Foundation Level certificates: Personnel Practice, Training Practice, Employment Law etc
- Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in HRM
- HNC or academic/professional qualifications of an equivalent level
- Significant responsibility of recruiting, managing and/or developing people in voluntary or other forms of unpaid work
HR Policy and Practice (30 credits)
The HR Policy and Practice unit will introduce you to the key themes of the HR function, including employment law, training and development, and coaching.
This unit is designed to introduce you to the areas of resourcing and talent planning; employee reward; employment law; training and development; and coaching and mentoring.
The unit will cover recruitment and selection, talent management, retention and termination of employment, including redundancy, dismissal, retirement and change management with associated legal requirements. We also consider HR policy and practice relating to pay, reward, performance management and discipline; working time and the treatment of staff in work
This unit will also consider the design, delivery and evaluation of inclusive learning and development activities including coaching and mentoring capability.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand and evaluate people management policy and practice in these areas. Your learning is assessed through one Case Study Assignment where you evaluate HR policy and Practice through a case and one written assignment on an HR topic of professional relevance, selected from the wide range of themes covered.
The Effective HR Practitioner (30 credits)
The Effective HR Practitioner unit will provide you with skills necessary for working in a HR context, looking at how the HR function adds value to an organisation’s performance in both the internal and external environment.
This unit is designed to introduce you to the HR function and the internal and external contexts in which HR professionals work. The unit will also equip you with the skills necessary for working in a HR context.
This unit offers students an opportunity to examine the purpose and objectives of the HR function, consider the business/organisational context and explore the ways in which HR adds value and to organisation performance and change management. We also consider what it means to be an effective HR practitioner, with opportunities to reflect on a range of key practitioner skills such as team-working and business research. We introduce a variety of approaches to ongoing professional development, personal reflection and coaching.
You will conduct a piece of original research on a relevant HR issue to your organization , write a persuasive business report and reflect on your own personal and professional development.
This unit will provide an excellent opportunity for developing as an effective practitioner, will enhance your workplace contribution and provide you with a framework for ongoing professional development.
There will be a mix of written assignments/reports and a portfolio of learning.
There are no examinations on this course.
The HR Policy and Practice assignments are designed to offer you an opportunity to investigate an HR issue of current relevance to your work, and also to reflect critically on practice in your own organisation.
The Effective HR Practitioner assignments include a short piece of research relating to the management of people at work, and a reflective record on your learning through the duration of the course in which you consider the impact on your own effectiveness at work.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|Certificate in Professional Studies||Part-time||£ 2,495 (Academic year)||Home/EU||7 8 Months|
|Certificate in Professional Studies||Part-time||£ 4,669 (Academic year)||International||7 8 Months|
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