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CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management

This programme provides the perfect platform to further develop your HR career, and the knowledge needed to work towards professional membership of the CIPD.

This course will help you develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different HR models and practices and increase your understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities and organisations. Whilst building expertise in key HR subjects, you’ll also develop your planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.

On successful completion of this programme, you will understand the requirements of, and perform as, an effective and efficient, self-managing HR professional, a collaborative member of working groups and teams, and an added-value contributor to the organisation

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Awarding Body


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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

5CO01 -Organisational performance and culture in practice

5CO02 – Evidence Based Practice

5CO03 – Professional behaviours and valuing people

5HR01 – Employment relationship management

5HR02 – Talent management and workforce planning

5HR03 – Reward for performance and contribution

5OS01 – Specialist employment law


It is suited to individuals who:

▪ are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management

▪ are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value

▪ are working towards or working in a people manager role.

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.



Teaching and Assessment Methods

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

 On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor.

Assessment for the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is employer-driven and aimed at real scenarios that learners may encounter in their future career

There are no exams within this programme.

The qualification is designed for learners ages 18+ Ideally you should be working within the human resource management or development field however we also welcome applications from individuals who deal with people management issues as a significant part of their work but do not meet the standard entry criteria and can provide evidence of relevant continuing professional development. All applicants will be interviewed by the course Programme Leader prior to any offer or acceptance onto this course.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career enabling them to evolve into senior positions within organisations as people professionals.

This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including HR Business Partner or Manager, People Analyst, and Talent Manager.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management. Or application onto a Masters Programme.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees



Additional Costs

Your tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities
• Student Membership fee to be paid to CIPD directly – Student Member | CIPD

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply onlineMake an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74