CIPD Level 5 Awards

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Develop your knowledge of mid-level HR 100% online from home with a globally recognised CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Award short course.

CIPD Level 5 Awards consist of one module from the full CIPD Level 5 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification. They’re ideal if you’d like to study a specific area of HR, such as reward management, at a level suitable for current or aspiring mid-level HR professionals.


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Why study a CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Award?

CIPD Level 5 Awards are a great choice if you’re currently working in HR and want to develop your knowledge of one aspect of your role.

As they focus on one HR topic, they’re ideal if you’d like to specialise in an area such as recruitment or reward management.

Plus, if you go on to study the full CIPD Level 5 Diploma or Certificate, your Award will count as having completed one module of your qualification.

Which other CIPD courses could I study?

If you’d like to study an area of HR at beginner's level, our Level 3 Foundation Awards could be right for you.

If you'd like to study one aspect of HR at a level suitable for strategic senior professionals, our postgraduate-level Level 7 Advanced Awards are a great choice. 

If you’d like to gain more comprehensive HR knowledge and study a complete CIPD qualification rather than a single topic, view our full range of CIPD Diplomas and Certificates at Levels 3, 5 and 7.

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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Awards FAQs

As a CIPD Level 5 Award only covers one module from the full CIPD Level 5 Diploma, you’ll only learn about one aspect of human resources.

If you’d like to specialise in one aspect of mid-level HR or simply need to brush up on your knowledge of one area, then a Level 5 Award could help you progress your career. 

If you’re looking to gain the comprehensive skills you need to enhance your CV, impress employers, and secure your dream job, we’d recommend studying a complete CIPD Diploma or Certificate.

We offer the full range of CIPD Diplomas and Certificates at Levels 3, 5 and 7, so whatever your career goals are, we can help.

Once you finish your course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Award in Human Resources.

This is the title that will be shown on your CIPD certificate; the subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.

A CIPD Diploma is the longest and most comprehensive qualification at each CIPD level.

A CIPD Certificate is slightly shorter and covers selected modules from the Diploma.

A CIPD Award covers one module from the Diploma as a standalone qualification.

CIPD Diplomas and Certificates qualify you for CIPD membership, while Awards don’t.

Yes, if you achieve a Level 5 Award and later begin studying a full Level 5 Certificate or Diploma course, your Award will count as having completed one module of the course.

A Level 5 Award won’t count towards achieving qualifications at other levels.

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