CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management

CIPD Level 5 Diploma Program

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management is created to give you a comprehensive insight into the HR industry and help you to attain the skills and knowledge needed for the HR industry. Successful completion of the course gives you:


  • An industry recognised professional qualification (CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management) which proves to employers your commitment to continuing professional development in your specialist field.

  • Continued study opportunities onto higher levels of the CIPD qualifications or entry onto Masters level programmes at University.

  • Associate membership of the CIPD (a professional indication of competence that signals to employers your ability to apply your knowledge in a business context).

Who is CIPD Level 5 for?

The diploma programme in HR Management (DHRM) is for you if you are:

  • Aiming to develop a career in HR Management and have completed the CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice.

  • Are working in the field of HR Management and want to extend your skills/knowledge.

  • Work within an organisation where you have responsibility for implementing HR policies.

  • Have been working in the field for some time and have no professionally recognised HR qualifications.

Learning Outcomes

The CIPD Intermediate DHRM is practical work based qualification that will enable you to:

  • Develop your understanding of and ability to apply HR concepts, theories and tools.

  • Extend your knowledge and skills in creating and implementing HR policies and procedures.

  • Widen your perspective of how HR fits into (and is impacted by) the wider organisational and environmental strategic context.

As part of the application process you will be required to complete a Diagnostic Assessment.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed via a range of methods include written assignments (business reports, work based project and reflective statements to support individual learning plans), presentations, role plays as well your contribution to online discussion forums.


Units (Diploma - 44 credits | Certificate - 32 credits | Award - 3 credits)

5BIC – Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources (6 Credits)

5DPP – Developing Professional Practice (4 Credits)

5MHR – Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function (6 Credits)

5IHR – Using Information in Human Resources (4 Credits)

5EEG – Employee Engagement

5RTP – Resourcing and Talent Planning

5ODV – Organisation Development 

5ODG – Organisation Design 

5IOP – Improving Organisational Performance

Please note that CIPD membership is paid directly to CIPD. 

Study Method

You will learn in dedicated classrooms delivered by lecturers with a broad range of industry expertise using the latest technologies.

The programme is developed to meet the needs of busy professionals and incorporates group work, case studies, and scenarios from current HR Practice with unlimited support via e-mail to your programme tutors.

The diploma program is a combination of classroom guided learning, online learning, and self-study. The students are working professionals so we have split the classroom days into manageable chunks. You will only need to take time off work for a few days at a time and there is also sufficient time in between the blocks (modules) to self-study and complete assignments.


Our programs are taught by practicing HR professionals and supported with creative and interesting learning materials. Therefore, our programs encourage collaboration, interaction, participation and the sharing of experiences with fellow students, whilst building a strong working relationship with our team.


  • The Diploma Qualification is delivered in 3 modules of 1 week each.

  • There is a period of 6-8 weeks between each module. This allows the student to return to their workplace, review their learning, and complete the required workbooks and assignments.


   Below are the dates of the 2020 calendar of Level 5 Diploma program: