Human Resource Management - Liverpool John Moores University

2018 entry

CPD Certificate Human Resource Management - CIPD Intermediate Level Standards

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Part-time tuition fee: £1,420

Course type

CPD Certificate

UCAS info

Points required: N/A


Institute code: L51

Study mode

One Year Part Time

About your course

Completing the Human Resource Management CPD programme at Liverpool John Moores University will boost your HRM career progression. Furthermore, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD.

  • Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - Intermediate Standards Level 5
  • Classes delivered on Thursday evenings to fit around your work schedule
  • Weekly attendance is supplemented with online contact with Tutors
  • Regular networking sessions with students on undergraduate and postgraduate HRM courses at LJMU
  • Supports Associate membership of CIPD
  • Credits given towards the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or access to MA Human Resource Management programmes

If you are already working in human resource management, this course will help you update your skills and knowledge to get that all-important promotion.

I thoroughly enjoyed studying for my CIPD Level 5 qualification at LJMU.  It provided the flexibility to allow me to balance study, work and family life and an opportunity to gain an insight into how HR works in other organisations/different sectors.

Rita Burke (Associate CIPD), HR Manager, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Work-related learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience.

This highly practical programme is an ideal opportunity to update your professional HR skills and knowledge, and build up a workplace portfolio that you can use to apply for CIPD Associate membership. This will significantly enhance your chances of promotion and future career prospects.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support.

Networking is an effective way to make new contacts and improve your career prospects, and so the HR team at LJMU is currently bringing together a community of undergraduate and postgraduate HR students and practitioners who can learn from and support each other. Our HR staff know what it’s like to study part-time while holding down a full-time job, and so they have designed the course specifically to fit into your busy lifestyle. They will communicate with you via email surgeries and Blackboard, and encourage you to use off-campus library and e-resources, for which training is provided in the induction and the first few weeks of the programme.

Course details

The CPD in Human Resource Management is an ideal starting point from which to launch your career or develop your current role as a HR professional.

Human Resource Officers need to be business thinkers as well as leaders and able to translate theoretical concepts into practical reality. Their ultimate goal is to boost the people capacity thereby reducing staff turnover and increasing productivity. For this they need high levels of interpersonal skills, self-motivation, adaptability and persuasiveness. This CPD course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and experience required to succeed in this fascinating and challenging role.

This programme has been designed specifically for people who work full-time, with a single module starting in September and January and classes running on Thursday evenings. You will also have the option to attend additional networking sessions with undergraduate and postgraduate HRM students, subject to agreement from your employer.

The key aim of this programme is to encourage you to foster an ethos of continuing professional development in your work and throughout your career.

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources.

Teaching focuses on real people-management situations, with mock interviews, presentations and case studies to enhance your practical as well as your academic skills. Private study is an important part of your learning and should account for approximately half of your weekly schedule.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support.

Your tutors have all worked as human resource managers and have an excellent record of training HR professionals. They are active researchers who regularly present their findings at national and international conferences, so you can be confident that the curriculum is directly informed by the latest research and trends in HR.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework.

We understand that each student performs differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include:

  • a seen case study exam
  • class tests and quizzes
  • summaries of e-discussions
  • group and individual presentations
  • written work such as management reports
  • practical assessments such as mock interviews
  • records of learning

Your tutors will aim to provide assessment feedback within three weeks, and will happily discuss it with you in class or one-to-one. This is particularly important as it gives you a chance to identify your strengths as well as the areas that may need further attention. We also offer study support classes to help you prepare for assessments.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications


Application and selection

​Applicants would normally have completed the CIPD Certificate in either Personnel or Training Practice and work in a HR related role. We will also consider applications from those with relevant work experience who can demonstrate their ability to cope on the programme.

GCSE and equivalents

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required:

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Additional entry requirement information


Will I be interviewed?

Interview not always necessary


6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)

Can this course be deferred?


Is a DBS check required?


Is RPL accepted on this programme?


International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.


The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront when you enrol.

LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at LJMU. Our programmes have no hidden costs and your tuition fee covers all expenses associated with your core module of study and the student networking sessions.

Please Note: The University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify this information at any time.

Career prospects

Whatever your reasons for enrolling on this course, the skills in communication, self-motivation, adaptability and persuasiveness that you will acquire will open up a diverse range of careers or promotion opportunities in consultancy, general human resource or personnel management.

You may already be working in human resource management and want to update your skills and knowledge or perhaps you work in a different field, and would like a career change. You could also use credits from the course to secure a place on our BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or, depending on your job role, the MA Human Resource Management. 

Other careers include training, learning and development, recruitment, talent and resourcing, online and phone-based HR support, equal opportunities and diversity, reward, pay and benefits, employment law advice, coaching and mentoring services, performance management, health, safety and well-being, welfare and employment policies, communication systems, information systems for HRM, and work psychology.

CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

This course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has been developed to reflect its Intermediate Standard Level. If you complete the programme successfully, you will become an Associate Member.

We have excellent links with the CIPD, both nationally and locally, which enable us to maintain our high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

International Scholarships

Sorry, this course is not available to International Students.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes

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