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Higher Education Courses

Human Resources Management Intermediate Diploma

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Herefordshire & Ludlow College.

Key Facts

Level: 5

Attendance: Part-time (weekly evening attendance)

Duration: One year

Fee: £1,910.00 (This course is not eligible for a student loan. You will need to self-fund or apply for a private loan.)

Course Intro

This course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It provides high-quality learning and development based on the student’s needs and is designed to develop and refine operational HR management skills and knowledge. The balance between the needs of the manager and organisation is achieved by the negotiation of an individually tailored approach. Students benefit from being taught by tutors currently working in the industry.

Course Content

Your capability will be enhanced through the application and knowledge of HR management techniques, principles, theories and models.

Unit titles may include:

  • Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources
  • Developing Yourself as an HR Practitioner
  • Managing and Co-ordinating the HR Function
  • Managing Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Improving Organisational Performance
  • Developing Coaching and Mentoring within Organisations
  • Employment Law
  • Meeting Organisational Development Needs


Course assessment will take place via assignments, projects or reports produced in all of the modules, there are no exams at this level.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for aspiring and practising HR managers and graduates. Prior completion of the CIPD Level 3 course or level 3 equivalent would be an advantage. Potential candidates can apply via the college application form and will attend an interview.


Successful completion of the Level 5 programme provides entry (after discussion with the tutor) to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.