5DVP - Developing Professional Practice


Assignment Guide - CIPD 5DVP

Course description

Take the 5DVP quiz and try our first two lessons free on Developing Professional Practice.

If you choose to study this unit further you will have access to a series of videos and lessons on the CIPD unit 5DVP = Developing Professional Practice

This unit is designed to enable you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by human resources (HR) professionals.

 Covering group dynamics and conflict resolution methods, the unit covers the competencies needed by you as a HR professional in a personal capacity, when collaborating and working with others. 

 The unit also touches on Project management and problem solving techniques to cover the skills required by you when functioning efficiently and effectively in a wider organisational context. 

 The final part of the unit, enables you to assess your own strengths and identify a continuing professional development (CPD) plan.

Tracy Callaghan

Tracy Callaghan


I have 18 years experience of working within Human Resource Management and Operational Management roles. This is combined with 5 years experience of teaching CIPD courses. I have a BSc honours degree (in Physics – yes, really!), a Cert Ed and CIPD Level 7 Advanced Dip in HRM (PGDip HRM). I have personally completed level 3, 5 and 7 CIPD qualifications which allows me to combine my own experiences as a student, a teacher and an experienced HR professional in ensuring that I can help you put your learning into context by providing real life examples throughout the course.

I gained my experience first and then got qualified later, so I welcome people at all stages in their career to come and learn with me, there is definitely no right or wrong order to do it!

I was born and bred in Liverpool, instilled with an attitude of never give up and educated not to use big words when you can use 20 small ones instead! This has stood me in good stead, as my approach to everything is to take complicated ideas and break them down into small understandable chunks.

I have worked in both Regional Management roles and as a Human Resource Business Partner, so I know that what we read in textbooks doesn’t always work or happen in the real world. My role is to encourage you to be critical of information presented to you and to bring the topics to life with as many real life examples as possible.

I know that some of my tutors have been less than inspiring and this keeps me on my toes, constantly challenging myself to come up with new and better ways of teaching. I also know that some of my teachers have been brilliant and can remember the feeling of being interested and challenged, of being inspired to learn more. So I incorporate ideas from them into your lessons.

I know that you will have worked hard and put a lot of time and effort into gaining your qualification, so we will definitely celebrate your success when the time comes!

For more information contact me on:


0161 6603301

Course Includes

2 Videos

1 Quiz

2 PDFs

1.0 hr