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Our CIPD Programmes are supported by experienced HR and L&D professionals and are delivered via our tried and tested Blended Learning
delivery method.
ICS has been a trusted CIPD Approved Centre for over 25 years, and we focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and practical application
that will enable you to complete your CIPD qualifications. Our tutors have many years of both Industry and course experience and are a mix of
academics and business experts.
We believe in offering our students flexible, affordable qualifications. Our Blended Learning course delivery includes fully supported learning from an
experienced industry tutor and our mentor team who will provide you with ongoing support from the moment you enrol until the day you graduate.
You also have access to our online Virtual Learning Environment and have face to face study support workshops throughout your studies.

The CIPD is the the professional body for HR and people development with over 135,000 members internationally working in HR, learning
and development, people management and consulting across private business and organisations, in the public and voluntary sectors.
ICS CIPD qualifications provide the professionally recognised qualifications and, on completion students who complete a full programme (not Individual
Awards) will automatically be awarded Associate Membership. They equip you for a range of roles in business, HR and management and give you the
skills to stay competitive. Taught by practicing HR professionals and supported with creative and interesting learning materials, we encourage
collaboration, interaction, participation and the sharing of experiences with fellow students, whilst building a strong working relationship with the ICS
support team.







3,960 Inc VAT


Minimum Deposit - 200


130 per year (Payable to CIPD directly)


220 hrs


22 months = 10 hrs study per month (approx.)


All required study materials are provided, along with access to additional content via our Virtual Learning Environment


2 x Workshops everyone must attend - each workshop is two days long cost is approx 170 per workshop and are
held at locations in both London and Birmingham.


None, but must be proficient in English language, be working within an HR and L&D environment and have access to
email/internet assignments are submitted online only via our Virtual Learning Environment.


Trusted CIPD Approved Centre for 25 years
Full study programme guidance and support
Flexible and affordable learning
Fully qualified CIPD tutors with industry and course experience
Comprehensive feedback, support and guidance for students from both tutors and mentors
Study at your own pace, in your own home
Choice of workshop dates and locations

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To achieve the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management, you need a total 44 credits gained by completing all of the following units.

4 Credits

Developing Professional Practice*

Using Information in HR*

4 Credits
6 Credits

Business Issues and the Contexts of HR*

6 Credits

Managing and Coordinating the HR Function*

Please note: there are two workshops which all students must attend. The first workshop covers the first two modules and the second workshop
covers the second two modules.

6 Credits

Resourcing and Talent Planning

6 Credits

Reward Management

6 Credits

Employment Law
Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

6 Credits

* Workshop There are workshops for these modules

Note An Individual Learning Plan will be sent to the student from their mentor.





Written answer paper


Using Information in HR


Business Issues and

the Contexts of HR


Managing and
Coordinating the HR
Function and Talent Planning



Written report


Employment Law


Contemporary Developments in
Employment Relations


Written answer paper


Reward Management



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(4 credits)

This unit is designed to enable the learner to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by Human Resources
(HR) professionals, whether in a generalist or specialist role, and as described in the CIPD HR Profession Map (HRPM). The unit embraces the
'thinking performer' perspective and covers the competencies needed by the HR professional in a personal capacity, when collaborating and
working with others, and when functioning efficiently and effectively in an organisational context. It will enable learners to assess their own strengths
and identify a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan, based on the capabilities required for ethical, business-focused and interpersonal
professional conduct.
* There is a workshop element with this module.

(4 credits)

Human Resources (HR) professionals need to be able to present a viable and realistic case for improvement based on sound work-based research
and an understanding of what is considered good practice. This core unit develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to enable learners to
identify appropriate data sources to support an investigation into an area of HR practice and to synthesise and apply this data, to evaluate the role
of HR in business and strategy formulation and implementation, and to prepare and present a business case for improvement.
* There is a workshop element with this module.
Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources*

(6 Credits)

Human Resources (HR) professionals need to understand key developments in the business and external contexts within which HR operates. This
unit enables learners to identify and review the business and external contextual factors affecting organisations and to assess the impacts of these
factors on the HR function. The unit also examines HR's role in strategy formulation and implementation. The unit is designed to encourage learners
to adopt a critical perspective of these contexts and to provide workable organisational and HR solutions to address them.
* There is a workshop element with this module.
Managing and Coordinating the Human Resources Function*

(6 Credits)

The purpose of this unit is to introduce learners to Human Resources (HR) activity and to the role of the HR function in organisations in general terms.
It focuses on the aims and objectives of HR departments in contemporary organisations and particularly on the ways that these are evolving. Different
ways of delivering HR objectives and emerging developments in the management of the employment relationship are explored as well as the methods
that can be used to demonstrate that the function adds value for organisations. The unit also aims to inform learners about published research
evidence linking HR activity with positive organisational outcomes. The case for professionalism and an ethical approach to HR is introduced as is the
role played by HR managers in facilitating and promoting effective change management.
* There is a workshop element with this module.
Resourcing and Talent Planning

(6 credits)

A fundamental part of the Human Resource (HR) management role is concerned with the mobilisation of a workforce, taking responsibility for
ensuring that the organisation is able to access the skills it needs at the time and in the places that it needs them to drive sustained organisation
performance. This involves attracting, retaining and, from time to time, managing the departure of staff from the organisation. Achieving this requires
insight-driven strategic and operational activity. Organisations are obliged to compete with one another to secure the services of a workforce in
labour markets that are continually evolving. One of the major aims of this unit is thus to introduce learners to the strategic approaches that
organisations take to position themselves as employers in the labour market and to plan effectively so that they are able to meet their current and
anticipated organisational skills needs. Another is to introduce the key operational tools, techniques and practices that organisations use to resource
their organisations effectively. These encompass recruitment, selection, workforce planning, staff retention, succession planning, retirement and
dismissal processes. The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the way different organisations are managing these activities and which are
the most effective in the context of diverse and distributed locations.
Reward Management

(6 credits)

The reward management unit provides the learner with a wide understanding of how the business context drives reward strategies and policies,
including labour market, industrial and sector trends, regional differences and trends in pay and international comparisons; the financial drivers of the
organisation, the balance sheet and the impact of reward costs. The learner is required to gather and evaluate intelligence on a wide range of reward
data and show how this impacts upon business decisions. The learner will acquire knowledge of the perspectives, principles and policies of reward
from a theoretical and strategic focus and how to implement them in practice. The learner will be able to assess the contribution of reward to
business viability and advise on the appropriateness of policies and practices to line managers to promote employee performance.
Employment Law

(6 Credits)

As a result, Human Resources (HR) professionals are now obliged to take account of legal requirements in different jurisdictions when carrying out
many central aspects of their role. They are also obliged to take responsibility for the defence and settlement of claims lodged with employment
tribunals by aggrieved employees or former employees. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the major areas of employment legislation and the
employment law system, focusing in particular on ways in which day-to-day HR activities are subjected to some form of regulation. The unit is
intended to provide an overview, rather than to focus in detail on the operation of specific employment laws, for those who need to understand and
be able to evaluate emerging developments in the management of the employment relationship in local and international jurisdictions.
Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

(6 credits)

Human Resource (HR) professionals need to understand key developments in the theory and practice of employment relations, both within and
beyond the immediate organisational context. This unit allows learners to build on their knowledge and experience to develop the skills required
to make informed and effective judgements about existing and emerging models, processes and practices of employment relations in local and
international jurisdictions. The unit is designed to encourage learners to assess and understand broader developments that influence the effective
management of the employment relationship in indigenous and multinational organisations.

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Once you have enrolled on one of our CIPD courses you will be assigned a dedicated tutor who is a subject expert in the field of Human Resources
and/or Learning & Development. Each of our CIPD tutors are fully CIPD qualified and have several years experience in teaching distance learning CIPD
courses and know the challenges as well as the advantages of blended and distance learning.
Your tutor will provide you with academic support and will answer any academic queries you may have regarding your course including its content
and assess-ments. They will ensure that you are fully prepared to successfully pass your coursework. Your papers are all marked in a constructive
manner so you know exactly where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
Our reactive tutor support is unlimited throughout the duration of your studies. However, you decide at what pace you wish to progress through the
course. Although your tutor is your personal academic guide, he wont be telling you when and how often to study. You are responsible for setting your
own realistic deadlines. The level of interaction between students and their tutor can vary greatly. Some students are happy to get on with their studies
with little guidance and support from their assigned tutor. Others regularly contact their tutors pro-actively for help.


If you are enrolled on one of our CIPD courses you are also get unlimited support by our team of highly experienced mentors. Your mentor will be your
first point of contact for the duration of your studies from enrolment right through to graduation.
During your induction call your dedicated mentor will provide you with all of the necessary information you need to get started with your studies.
Moreover, they will also support you in becoming a member of CIPD, setting up your study timetable and deadlines and will closely monitor your
progress to ensure that you successfully complete your studies. To make your student journey as smooth as possible they assist you with all of your
administrative tasks. These include booking your workshops, exams, and arranging your tutor calls.
Your mentor proactively monitors your progress and sends you regular progress checks throughout your studies. If you are behind your study schedule
and havent accomplished the milestones you should have, they will help you get back on track. You can get in touch with your mentor directly via email
and phone

best thing about studying with ICS is the flexibility. Distance
learning was the right choice for me as it allowed me to juggle

pregnancy, children, a full time job and career. Depending on

how much of free time I had, ICS allowed me to either accelerate
my studies or to slow down in times when I was extremely busy.
I was very satisfied with the support received from my tutors and
ICS mentors.


offer competitive rates for courses in comparison

of their competition. The Tutors are CIPD

qualified and provide valuable insight and assistance

during yours studies. To complete a distance learning
course requires discipline and motivation and ICS are
always happy to assist students and support if needed.


Looking for more information? Call our expert CIPD Advisors on 0800 096 8422