CIPD L5 - Associate Diploma in People Management

This qualification will help you gain a deeper understanding of the professional behaviours that lead to organisational success. In this course, you will learn how to manage relationships, foster talent, guide strategic planning, and reward performance.

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What to Expect From This Course

Who Needs this Course

Delivery Method


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What to Expect From This Course


  • Expands your knowledge of HR with a combination of core units and specialist areas – helping you focus on what matters most to you.
  • Increase your knowledge in employment relationship management, talent management and performance reward.

Who Needs this Course

  • HR Business Partner or Manager
  • People Analyst
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
  • Resourcing Business Partner
  • Reward and benefits Manager
  • Talent Manager

Delivery Method


This Associate Diploma typically takes between 12-18 months to complete.

  • Recorded Induction Session: Includes a programme overview and an induction to the VLE
  • Role of Adviser: Eight 1:1 sessions with personal adviser, dates confirmed between candidate and adviser
  • Two progress Q+A webinars (live): An opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of your study alongside peers
  • Recorded content to view on VLE for core units, covering key aspects
  • Assessments are submitted after delivery of all webinars and by the end of 6 months from programme commencement date


Prospective candidates must demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English to register onto a CIPD qualification and must have undertaken an approved assessment in the last two years.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each category.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 90 overall with a minimum of 19 in each category.
  • Pearsons Test of English
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 60 overall with a minimum of 54 in each category
  • Cambridge proficiency or advanced tests Grade C or above or equivalent.

Exam Details


There is no exam for this qualification. You need to submit assignments which will be marked by the assessors.


Based on the assignment evaluation, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

Course Outline

  • Introduction & CIPD Profession Map.
  • Key influences on business environment, analysis tools, organisational goals and vision.
  • Workplace culture, types of organisations, assessment of skills and capabilities.
  • Managing change in organisations, role of people professionals within change.
  • Importance of using data, different types of data.
  • Creating value and role of people professionals.
  • Core ethics and principles guiding goals and strategic practices.
  • Social media and working practices.
  • Ethical principles, compliance to law and regulations.
  • Working in a team, managing conflict, problem solving.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Reflecting on personal development needs and continuous professional development.
  • Employment Relationship Management.
  • Talent management and workforce planning.
  • Reward for Performance and Contribution.
  • Learning and Development Essentials.

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