People Management

CIPD Associate Diploma , Level 5
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  • The perfect course to grow your career in HR
  • Study in just 35 weeks
  • Progress into HR leadership position with the Advanced Diploma

Course Information


Working in a people practice role and ready to grow? This qualification will help you gain a deeper understanding of the professional behaviours that lead to organisational success. Learn how to manage relationships, foster talent, guide strategic planning and reward performance.


This qualification is perfect for you if you enjoy developing and managing people. You’ll expand your knowledge of HR with a combination of core units and specialist areas – helping you focus on what matters most to you.

Who is this course for?

People working in HR who wish to grow their career or wish to specialise in specific areas within HR

Course units/modules

You’ll study 3 core units + 3 specialist units + the choice of 1 optional unit:

Core units:

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional behaviours and valuing people

Specialist units:

  • Employment relationship management
  • Talent management and workforce planning
  • Reward for performance and contribution

Optional units:

  • Specialist employment law
  • Advances in digital learning and development
  • Learning and development essentials
  • People management in an international context
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership and management development
  • Well-being at work

Benefits and skills

Once you’re registered for a qualification, you’ll?need to join?the CIPD as a Student Member?from the start of your studies. It’s essential to maintain your Student Membership until your studies are completed. Your CIPD membership and qualification work together to ensure your knowledge is recognised both inside and outside the People Profession. Through membership, you will be supported and encouraged throughout your studies. You'll gain access to extensive study resources and the opportunity to build your network through our local branches, online communities and student conferences. When you complete your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Associate Membership, and the designation “Assoc CIPD” after your name. This establishes your credibility as a professional, raises your profile and opens doors to new job opportunities.

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for Learners from age 18 and are experienced in HR, usually having completed a level 3 qualification. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a Learner you will ideally be working within an organisation or role where you can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

You will be able to apply for higher level roles within HR, specialise in specific areas within HR or to progress onto the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management or Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

Assessment types

Learners will be assessed by a variety of means, primarily via written assessments; however there will be a variety of methods across each of the units. Assessments will include: Reports, Scenarios, Case studies, Presentations, Reflections on own experience etc.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 16/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 77342-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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