CIPD Intermediate Certificate/Diploma in Human Resources (HRM)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Intermediate Level qualification in Human Resource Management gives you a professional HR qualification that will enhance your industry knowledge and enable you to embrace new career opportunities.

The award is made by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is not a BPP University award. BPP University provides a programme of study to prepare you to achieve the professional body award of the CIPD.

It also provides a professionally recognised qualification and the knowledge towards CIPD Associate professional membership.

Key details:  Dates and prices | Ways to study

Key Information

  • Gain a deeper understanding of HRM issues
  • Gain the knowledge towards professional membership
  • Receive extra support through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Learn from experienced HR Professionals
  • Access a plethora of CIPD member-only materials


Access more with a programme of study provided by BPP Professional Education which prepares you for the CIPD professional body award, CIPD is the professional body for Human Resources practitioners.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Intermediate Level qualification in Human Resource Management gives you a professional HR qualification that will enhance your industry knowledge and enable you to embrace new career opportunities.

It is ideal for those who:

  • Seek to develop a career in HR management
  • Are working in the field of HR management and need to extend their knowledge and skills
  • Have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies
  • Need to understand the role of HR in the wider organisational and environmental context.


Our unique course syllabus is designed to give you maximum flexibility in getting the qualification you want with the opportunity to complete your studies in as little as nine months. Our virtual learning environment means you can study anytime, anywhere, and our specialist business careers service gives you access to a range of professional opportunities.

Study Programme

Intermediate Certificate in HRM = 6 units (10 months / 45 weeks)

Intermediate Diploma in HRM = 8 units (14 months / 60 weeks)

The learning is delivered using a combination of:

  • BPP Welcome & Induction Day on Day 1 of your programme – held at BPP Birmingham
  • Online Classroom LIVE – every two weeks (weekday evenings: 6 to 9pm)
  • Recorded Lessons – every other week (week before your LIVE session)
  • Online Wikis, Discussion Boards, Question & Answers,
  • Case Studies, Written Assignments, Business Reports, Group Presentations
  • 4 face-to-face study support workshops – to include group interaction and discussion

Online Classroom LIVE will enable you to participate with other students and engage with your tutor, from home or the office – with interactive discussions led by your tutor, and will be supported with case studies and activities to bring the relevant subject matter to life. The face-to-face study support workshops will give you the perfect opportunity to network, share thinking and draw on the experiences of your tutor and fellow students – all of which will further increase your knowledge and enhance your professional prospects.

"I have found the learning experience at BPP very interactive, engaging and interesting. The tutors are friendly, fun and patient; really going the extra mile in allowing us to ask any questions we need to. It is nice that they have such a wealth of HR knowledge and experience to share with us too. The support given has really exceeded my expectations, the course materials are ideal and the online BPP portal is so easily accessible."

Vanessa Harvey, CIPD Intermediate Student (Dec 2013)

Dates and prices

Students will study online via BPP's award winning Online Classroom Live. There is a 1 day In Centre Face-to-Face Induction and optional In Centre Face-to-Face workshops.

CIPD Intermediate Certificate & Diploma in HRM

Course fees

The cost for you to study your CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM is £2,800 + VAT and the Diploma is £3,300 + VAT. You will be required to join the CIPD as a member to carry out your studies.  We recommend that you register with the CIPD before commencing your CIPD Intermediate level studies.  The CIPD charge registration and membership fees.  

Entry requirements

The CIPD Intermediate Level qualification in HRM offers the perfect platform to further develop your HRM knowledge after studying a CIPD Foundation level qualification.

Alternatively if you have sufficient experience in working in HR, or have a related degree, but have not yet pursued a professionally-recognised HR qualification, you may still be eligible to study CIPD Intermediate level qualifications.

If your first language is not English, you must hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent).

How to apply

Complete the booking form Or, for more information and to discuss your individual circumstances, please contact us via:

National Tuition via Online Classroom Live

Our award winning Online Classroom Live allows you to study wherever you have internet access and as the live, interactive sessions are all recorded you can watch any you miss. You are also supported by a library of online content which includes a comprehensive suite of online lectures.

  • Structured learning
  • Study wherever you have internet access
  • Live, interactive sessions
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students
  • Watch the recordings if you miss a session.
  • Access to your learning materials, including lesson notes, case studies, recent HR news via our Virtual Learning Environment

Induction – Birmingham

Your programme will commence with a on day face to face induction at our state-of-the art facilities at BPP Birmingham. This will include;

  • A full overview of your programme
  • Hands-on demonstration of Online Classroom Live
  • Access to your Virtual Learning Environment
  • Meeting your fellow students and tutor
  • Guidance for assessments and sharing of best practices.

In Centre Face to Face Study Support Workshops – Optional

Optional study support workshops are also available in the following BPP Centres:

Access to 25 UK Study Centres

BPP CIPD students have access to our 25 UK Study Centres with state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable, high-quality environments to access your study materials.

"I thought one of the most interesting things was how effective the interactive experience was, I didn't feel as if I was missing out on anything that I could get from a face to face classroom session, in all honestly I feel that I was able to engage more as I was able to sit at home comfortably and set up my learning environment how I wanted it to be."

Natasha Clark, BPP CIPD Student – October 2013