Level 5 Diploma

(CIPD) Associate Diploma in People Management

Ideal for professionals looking to advance their HR skills, this diploma covers core units and specialist areas tailored to your needs.


Diploma in People Management

Qualification Level

Level 5

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Instruction Language


Qualification Duration

12 months

Additional pricing information

This qualification cannot be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Who is this course suitable for?

HR professionals keen to develop their skills and drive change within their organisation.


Typical job titles include: HR Business Partner, HR Manager, People Analyst, Employee Relations Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Resourcing Business Partner, Reward and Benefits Manager, Talent Manager.

The Associate Diploma in People Management 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.


CIPD Membership attained: Associate Membership (Assoc CIPD)

Qualification level: The CIPD’s Associate level qualifications are Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 5 in England and Northern Ireland. Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW) Level 5 in Wales. Comparable to Level 7 in Ireland on The Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), Level 9 in Scotland, Level 5 European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Find out more here



What is required to join this course?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is a competency based qualification and chosen units need to be linked to their job role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already received initial training and or experience work in care.



Aims and objectives of this qualification

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the skills they need to operate as a care support worker.
  • Confirm competence of those already working in healthcare.
  • Allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to the standard of care needed in their job role.



How will this course be taught?
This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by a Trainer either virtually or in person. Who will assess them using observation, discussion, evidence, assignments and witness statements. Assessors will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.



How long will this course take to complete?

The CIPD level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management typically takes 12-16 months to complete.

Course Costs

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Course Structure



You’ll study three core units + three specialist units and the choice of one 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





Learners can choose one from a selection of optional units.


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


To find out more about this Qualification please enquire. 

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