Course Information

Where is the course delivered?


We are pleased to be working with Rebecca Bevins HR Consultancy to deliver these prestigious CIPD programmes.

Call 01935 411191 for more information and to enrol.

Who is the course for?

CIPD qualifications are globally-recognised in the HR field.  The Intermediate Certificate is set at undergraduate level and will help to develop the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of HR models and practices, and increase the understanding of organisations, while developing planning, analytical and problem-solving skills. It also offers the opportunity to build on expertise in chosen HR subjects. 

The course is particularly suitable for HR professionals looking to develop their careers, or line managers who would like a recognised qualification to support and enhance their HR/people management responsibilities.

What does the course involve?

Developing professional practice

Which enables learners to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals. It will enable learners to assess their own strengths and identify a continuing professional development (CPD) plan, based on the capabilities required for ethical, business-focused and interpersonal professional conduct.

Business issues and the contexts of human resources

Which enables learners to identify and review the business and external contextual factors affecting organisations and to assess the impacts of these factors on the HR function. The unit also examines HR’s role in strategy formulation and implementation.

Using information in human resources

HR professionals need to be able to present a viable and realistic case for improvement based on sound work-based research and an understanding of what is considered good practice. This unit develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to enable you to identify appropriate data sources to support an investigation into an area of HR practice and to apply this data to evaluate the role of HR in business and strategy formulation and implementation, and to prepare and present a business case for improvement.

Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

This unit provides an understanding of key developments in the theory and practice of employment relations, both within and beyond the immediate organisational context. Learners will cover the skills required to make informed and effective judgements about existing and emerging models, processes and practices of employment relations in local and international jurisdictions.

Employment Law

Recent decades have seen a substantial increase in the extent to which the employment relationship in the UK and the EU is regulated through employment legislation. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the major areas of employment legislation and the employment law system, focusing in particular on ways in which day-to-day HR activities are subjected to some form of regulation,

Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function

This explores the role of the HR function in organisations in general terms. It focuses on the aims and objectives of HR departments in contemporary organisations and particularly on the ways that these are evolving. Different ways of delivering HR objectives and emerging developments in the management of the employment relationship are explored as well as the methods that can be used to demonstrate that the function adds value for organisations. The unit also considers published research evidence linking HR activity with positive organisational outcomes.

What makes this course special?

All lecturers on the programme are CIPD qualified and have many years of HR experience at senior levels within a variety of organisations.

The opportunity to develop transferable skills e.g. in report-writing, team working, presentation, research, planning, analysis and evaluation, and problem-solving skills.

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Entry Requirements

A degree level qualification, or completion of the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice (or the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice).

Mature students without the stated qualifications, with some years’ experience in HR or people management, are encouraged to apply.

What are the assessment methods?

Written coursework.

How long is the course?

The course runs for one academic year.

What are the College attendance requirements?

One afternoon per week.

For this level of study, there is the expectation of some independent research/reading outside the classroom. Over the course of the year, this averages out at around three hours per week.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

When studying a CIPD qualification learners will need to join as a CIPD Student member to receive theirr certificate and to ensure their qualification is recognised by the CIPD, towards CIPD professional membership. Learners can join the CIPD at a special rate whilst studying CIPD qualifications. Find out more at

What are the progression options?

Completion of this course enables progression to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management.

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