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People Management Associate Diploma CIPD Level 5

Business Human Resources Part-time


People Management Associate Diploma CIPD Level 5

This evidence-based qualification will help you gain a deeper understanding of the professional behaviours that lead to organisational success. Learn how to manage employment relations, foster talent, guide strategic workforce planning and build reward schemes that drive performance and contribute to business success.

A CIPD qualification builds your capability by equipping you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to make an impact at the relevant level.

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Course information

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Entry requirements

You will be working in Human Resources. You will need to be able to demonstrate and use good written and verbal communication skills as well as basic IT skills, particularly use of word, spreadsheet, and presentation packages.

Ideally students will hold GCSEs including English GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade 4 or grade C. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent).

This course is ideal if you have already studied the Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources or People Practice. If you have not studied recently and you are not working in Human Resources, or are in an administrator position, the CIPD Level 3 may be more appropriate as a stepping-stone to Level 5.

What qualification will I gain?

CIPD L5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through assignments for each module.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study the following seven units:

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.

Next steps

Completion of this course would improve job prospects and earning potential. You may wish to continue to study at Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management or Strategic Learning and Development.

Once you have enrolled, you will join the CIPD as a Student Member and you will need to remain in membership for the duration of your studies. 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.

Additional information

Learners will need a laptop/desktop with access to the internet. You may wish to purchase CIPD publications written for the course, however, there are some available in the college library.

This course requires substantial self-study time and good time management to meet the course deadlines.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Fees: £1,920.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.