The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR professionals. There are two levels of CIPD qualifications currently available through WLD.
CIPD Level 3 Advanced Diploma: (18 months)
- Candidates for the Level 3 Diploma will typically be delivering front line support to University employees and managers; this could include handling a range of day-to-day queries, using HR systems to keep records and providing HR advice in line with University policies.
- Topics covered will likely include: understanding organisations and the role of human resources; recording, analysing and using human resources information; resourcing talent; supporting good practice in managing employment relations; good practice in performance and reward management.
- This course is likely to be suitable for staff in Grades 3 to 5 in roles such as HR Assistant or HR Administrator.
- Qualification gained: CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice.
All of the CIPD qualifications currently have a fixed start date around the start of the academic year and involve weekly day release during term time (approx. 36 days per year). This is supplemented with an additional 3 hours independent study per week. Candidates will be required to complete an end point assessment and will receive 3 to 6 months one to one support to prepare for this.
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management (18 to 24 months)
- Individuals in this role will use their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, together with tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers. They will have a good grounding across the whole range of HR disciplines.
- They will often be required to make decisions and recommendations on what the business can/should do in a specific situation. They will be influencing managers to change their thinking as well as bringing best practice into the organisation. They are also likely to lead the people related elements of business or HR projects. Whatever their role, they will need to link the work they do to the context and priorities of the business. In a larger organisation they may be one of a team supporting the business and they may also have responsibility for managing people.
- Topics covered will likely include: understanding the organisation; business and HR key performance indicators and metrics; developing and delivering HR solutions; influencing leaders and managers to adopt appropriate solutions; interpretation and application of HR policies and processes; researching, analysing and presenting business data; building effective working relationships with business managers. As part of the course you will also specialise in one of the following areas: core HR; resourcing; total reward; organisational development or HR operations.
- This course is likely to be suitable for staff in Grades 5 to 7 in roles such as HR Officer, HR Advisor, HR Administrator or Manager.
- Qualification gained: CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management.
All of the CIPD qualifications currently have a fixed start date around the start of the academic year and involve weekly day release during team time. (Approx. 36 days per year). This is supplemented with an additional 3 hours independent study per week. Candidates will be required to complete an end point assessment and will receive as part of the course, 3 to 6 months one to one support to prepare for this.