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Human Resource Management | CIPD Intermediate Certificate | Level 5

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Level 3 Certificate in HR Practice or equivalent Assessment: Written assignments Qualification: CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5 Awarding Body: CIPD

Why this course?

This qualification offers you the opportunity to build on your expertise in your chosen HR subjects, gain an Intermediate Certificate qualification which is highly respected by employers and achieve a professional level of CIPD Associate membership (Assoc CIPD). You will study the practical application of HR theories, models and frameworks.

Our tutors are HR qualified with a breadth and depth of HR practitioner experience. We also invite guest speakers from industry into class including researchers from Institute of Employment Studies and employment lawyers from DMH Stallard to offer you additional insight into the HR industry.

As part of this course you will have the opportunity to attend bespoke career planning workshops provided by local and experienced recruitment consultants such as Badenoch and Clark.

On successful completion of this course, students can go onto study the CIPD Advanced Level 7 in HRM qualification.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0078-1C 24 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30-8.30pm 32 weeks £2,165.00 Apply
CM0112-1C 22 Jan 2020 Central Brighton 5.30-8.30pm 32 weeks £2,165.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

  • CIPD membership (not included in course fees)
  • Level 3 Certificate in HR Practice or equivalent
  • Experience in an HR role at administrator/advisor level
  • Interview required
Entry requirements

Course units

Level 5 Certificate Qualification - Six Units:

• Developing Professional Practice

• Business Issues and the Context of Human Resources

• Using Information in HR

• Resourcing and Talent Planning

• Employee Engagement

• Employment Law

Guest speakers

On both the Certificate & Diploma units, we invite Guest Speakers from industry (HR Directors), CIPD Sussex Branch, Institute of Employment Studies and Employment Lawyers such as DMH Stallard to share a range of HR Practitioner insights and experience as well as evidence based HRM research and expertise knowledge. 


Why the MET?

Our Tutors are HR qualified and highly experienced HR professionals and provide an engaging and stimulating learning experience, to enable you to leave with the confidence, knowledge and most importantly, experience to further progress your career in Human Resources in roles such as HR Generalist, HR Manager, HR Business Partner, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition. 

We offer the perfect opportunity to focus on developing ‘You’ and your career.

Progression to the Diploma

Once students have completed the Certificate qualification, they can progress onto the Diploma Conversion course (2 x top up units running every year Nov-Dec).

The Diploma units provide increased depth of knowledge and understanding on how HR functions are structured and operate across different sectors and size of organisations. In addition, you will focus on the complexities of managing a HR function and insights on how to improve organisational performance through workplace culture and performance management.

Career development

After this course, you may gain the confidence, knowledge and experience to move onto a new, more senior role or secure a promotion with your current organisation or an external one. 

Course fees

The course fees are £2,100.

Payment can be made in instalments. For further information on course fees and finance click here.

You are expected to be a CIPD member to study this qualification which will incur an additional fee. As part of this membership you will receive monthly People Management Magazine, gain access to a wealth of online study support, learning materials such as podcasts, videos, research reports, fact-sheets and become a member of the CIPD Sussex Branch which hosts a wide range of networking events across the region.

CIPD also advises you to purchase up to three text books to support your learning on the course. 

Course fees
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Human resource manager or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £29,075

AVERAGE £50,856

POTENTIAL £94,400

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources or industrial relations officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Undertakes research into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments.
  • Develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks.
  • Assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment.
  • Interviews candidates for jobs.
  • Advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues.
  • Deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,247

AVERAGE £28,958

POTENTIAL £44,870

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources administrative occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies.
  • Arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media.
  • Provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation.
  • Provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc.
  • Implements and maintains HR records systems.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,088

AVERAGE £20,943

POTENTIAL £29,796

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
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