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CIPD Intermediate (Level 5)

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CIPD Intermediate Qualifications

CIPD level 5 Intermediate qualifications are ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as HRM/D Advisers or developing their careers. Set at a CIPD level 5 (equivalent to second year of an Honours Bachelors/Undergraduate degree), the CIPD Intermediate certificate provides you with a professionally recognised qualification and the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD Associate membership.

These courses are suitable for those who are:
  • Seeking to develop a career in HR management and development as a graduate or already with quite a bit of experience
  • Working in the field of HR management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills
  • Needing to understand the role of HR/L&D in the wider organisational and environmental context

The CIPD Intermediate certificate and diploma is appropriate for those who have previously acquired a CIPD level 3 Foundation certificate and who wish to progress onto our CIPD level 7 Advanced diploma.

Intermediate Level courses:

The modules for each course are detailed on the individual course pages. For a Diploma course you would complete 8 or 10 modules (depending on which Diploma you choose) and for the Certificate courses you would complete 6 modules. The courses range from about 6-8 months to complete the module attendance.

Fill in the contact form and take advantage of our personalized consultations to find out which course is the best for you.

Consultations are available from 8:30am – 6pm weekdays. Alternatively, to book your place on your CIPD course today – email courses@acacialearning.co.uk  Already found what you’re looking for? Don’t waste a minute, enrol today and start moving forward with your career.

See below for more detail on our CIPD level 5 intermediate certificate and diploma.

You can also find out what we offer in regards to CIPD Home learning, In-house CIPD training and our CIPD certificate and CIPD qualification programmes. CIPD courses London and across the UK are available as well as internationally. Enrol on one of our specialists CIPD courses today.


  • I studied for the Intermediate Diploma in HR Management with Acacia Learning (formerly Selhurst Consulting Ltd) starting in August 2012. I chose them over other providers as I liked the flexible options for study such as weekend or weeknight. The friendly staff were also really helpful in explaining which level and course were right for me. My experience throughout the course was great. The classes were well taught by experienced tutors and they provided a lot of additional support when it was needed. They were also friendly and easy to talk to! The blended Learning materials were very useful. I printed out the main information before the class so I could make additional notes which was convenient and time-saving. The course has broadened my HR knowledge and I have implemented interventions at work that I would not have thought of before taking the course. I was so happy with the course that I have already recommended Acacia Learning to a friend.
    -Sophie Bennett, HR Business Partner,Recall
  • I started my Intermediate Diploma in HR Management in November 2012. I discovered that I could start the course immediately - it was really flexible. Having graduated many years previous, starting another degree level course was a daunting prospect and the idea of writing an essay again was terrifying! I quickly felt reassured that I would be sufficiently supported and it became apparent that I would be learning from my class mates all the time. I’ve genuinely enjoyed every single session and am so pleased with the progress I have made. I am certainly much better informed of practice, theory and legislation. This has meant I’m much more confident at work and am taking on more work that is developmental and challenging. Colleagues around me are aware of my improved knowledge and so are asking my advice more, which I really enjoy. I’m much happier knowing that I am ready for my next role in HR as a result of this qualification with Acacia Learning.
    -Sophie Parsell, HR Service Centre Advisor,Cancer Research UK
  • I studied for the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HR Management with Acacia Learning (formerly Selhurst Consulting Ltd), completing in July 2013. I chose Acacia as it was recommended by the CIPD, it offered good value for money and the course I wanted was offered in a convenient location. I enjoyed my time with Acacia as I learnt about the different experiences of other fellow students as well as the tutors and how the theory applied to them. The tutors are very supportive and quick to respond to any questions I had both in and out of class. The blended learning material was comprehensive and it related well to the information, not always the case with many online courses. The course has benefited me by providing a better understanding of the theory side of HR and all the different competencies and behaviours required as a HR Professional. The course with Acacia has given me the confidence to further myself within my HR career. I would definitely recommend Acacia to a friend or colleague.
    -Christina Green,HR Advisor