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CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Fast Track)

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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Qualification in HR

“Boost your HR knowledge and skills to evaluate the effectiveness of different HR models and practices”

CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR (Fast Track)

Watson Martin (WM) is a leading provider of HR & L&D qualifications. We offer a range of CIPD programmes delivered by highly qualified practitioners with an unrivalled level of strategic experience and professionalism in HR.

A CIPD Intermediate qualification in HR Management is aimed at existing and aspiring HR or Learning and Development Managers and will help you develop an understanding of how HR contributes to business success.

We have supported candidates through to successful completion at all levels of CIPD qualification since 2004. In addition, we have extensive experience in guiding candidates through various study options as well as advising on CIPD membership upgrade and providing HR consultancy services.

We consistently achieve the highest CIPD Quality Assurance rating and are one of only very few CIPD centres approved to offer competency based assessment (mixed mode) qualifications.

“The level 5 qualification, which is set at the level of a University degree is ideal for all those currently employed in advisory level roles who would like to develop HR Management skills.”

This qualification is ideal if you:

  • Aspire to become a professional member of the CIPD, as an Associate member
  • Seek to enhance and develop your professional HR knowledge after studying a CIPD Level 3 programme
  • Are contributing to HR decision making at an operational or strategic level and seek to understand the role of HR in the wider context.
  • Are an HR professional in a team who has a responsibility for HRM. Are responsible for the HR function and activities within an organisation without a specialist function.
  • Are working as an independent or employed HRM consultant

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“High quality learning at your pace, anywhere, anytime with ongoing support from a personal adviser”

Choosing the right qualification can be a bit daunting but we are here to help you select the correct path. Our expert advisers know everything there is to know about CIPD qualifications and can help every step of the way.

We work hard to ensure candidates are matched to the correct qualification and then work with you to help achieve your ultimate goal.

To support your learning, you will have 24/7 access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. Created, curated and managed by experienced HR practitioners, it provides a single robust, secure and integrated platform to access a personalised learning experience.

My experience of Watson Martin Partnership is extremely positive. It is a very professional organisation and I received a high level of service. Communication is excellent and whenever I had a query or needed more information I had someone who could help me.”

Michael Dawkins

“As soon as I started speaking to my personal adviser I realised that she knew her stuff like the back of her hand and this gave me confidence. We arranged our Skype calls every three to four weeks before an assignment when I would be squirrelling down notes but there was also communication through email when she would always respond quickly. She was totally supportive.”

Matt Griffiths

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Programme duration: 5-8 months

Our fast track programme has been developed to help candidates through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the level of quality support.  It is 100% online and you can join when you want, working at your own pace.  You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, which allows complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.  You will study six modules with no exams as you are only required to submit written assessments.

The fast track Intermediate Certificate is suitable for those with some relevant work experience and a high level of motivation.  You may be looking to study further having completed a Foundation qualification or you may be at a point in your career where you want to achieve a qualification to underpin your experience to date and learn new approaches to HR that can applied to your role.

Our fast track programmes are a great way to accelerate your future job prospects and this is a great way to achieve an Intermediate CIPD qualification and Associate CIPD membership without breaking the bank.

We offer weekly start dates so you can join us whenever you like. One of our centre management team will provide you with all the information you need to get started and will introduce you to your adviser. From then on you work with our team of CIPD experts, using quality reference materials including our own workbooks and with 24/7 access to our extensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Throughout your learning you will be supported by your own personal adviser who will provide advice and guidance, assessment feedback and study tips.  We have an excellent team of advisers ready to help you achieve your intermediate qualification.

“Enjoy life in the fast lane and obtain your CIPD Level 5 qualification in record breaking time”

Click on the Fast Track route below to view a typical candidate journey.

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* WM CIPD Registration. You will also be required to pay for CIPD student membership (contact CIPD for current pricing information).

A Typical Candidate Journey: Fast Track Programme

Fast Track Programme



Attend the induction webinar to get you started on your programme. We’ll provide you with extensive information about your programme which will give you a great foundation upon which to begin your studies.


Access our 6 webinars related to the content of each unit presented by subject matter experts at times to suit you.


These are by our expert delivery team on the key study topics and knowledge you need to complete your certificate successfully.  These have the added benefit of a tutorial with the opportunity to ask specific questions. We will cover areas such as study skills, the CIPD Profession Map and personal development.


Your personal adviser is available to help you throughout your studies and this includes up to 4 extended support sessions to discuss assessments, provide advice and answer any questions.


A written assessment is required for each module you choose to study which means no exams!  Existing HR experience can be used as evidence for completing assessments which is good to know if you haven’t studied in a while.  The seminar programme will also help build your confidence with writing assessments. We achieve the highest quality rating with the CIPD and have excellent success rates so you are in safe hands.


To support your learning, you will have access to our comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. This includes assessment information, content videos and downloadable workbooks so you can access support and guidance at any time.

If you have any questions Call 020 7932 2760 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

You can also leave us your contact details here and we will get back to you.

Choice and Flexibility – Your Modules

To complete your Fast Track Intermediate Certificate you will complete 3 core modules and 3 optional modules.

You don’t have to choose all 3 optional modules right away, the flexibility of the programme allows you to choose modules as you progress through the programme which means you can tie your studies into projects at work.


Developing professional practice (5DVP) – understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by human resources professionals (4 credits)

Business issues and the contexts of human resources (5CHR) – Understand developments in the business and external contexts which HR operates (6 credits)

Using information in human resources (5UIN) – Present a viable and realistic case for improvement based on work-based research and good practice (4 credits)


Resourcing and talent planning (5RST) – Supporting sustained organisation performance through attracting, retaining and, managing employee departure (6 credits)

Improving organisational performance (5IVP) – Involving line managers in sustained organisational performance by creating a high-performance work organisation (6 credits)

Employment law (5EML) – Introduce areas of employment legislation, the employment law system, and ways in which HR activities are subjected to regulation (6 credits)

Managing and coordinating the HR function (5HRF) – HR’s role in the management of the employment relationship, demonstrating the value HR adds to organisations (6 credits)

Implementing Coaching and Mentoring (5ICM) – developing learners’ understanding of both coaching and mentoring and of the potential value of both practices within organisations (6 credits)

You can also study any single module as an Award which can then be built upon to achieve the Certificate (32 credits) or Diploma (44 credits).

We can talk you through the options available; please call us on 0207 932 2760 and we’ll be happy to help.

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