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CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Building on your existing knowledge, the Associate Diploma in People Management will give you a sound understanding of how HR fits into achieving strategic objectives.


Get the tools you need to take the next step in your career, as well as a confidence and skills boost. For those with experience, this qualification is internationally recognised and will support career progression. This Level 5 Diploma, as with all of CIPD’s updated qualifications, is based on the CIPD Profession Map, launched in November 2018. It defines the knowledge, behaviours and inherent values underpinning today’s people profession.

Course Information

• Learn flexibly - Complete bite-size activities on our mobile-friendly campus, when and where you choose.  
• Be engaged - Develop your understanding with engaging and interactive content that brings the subject to life. 
• Gain expertise - Be guided by dedicated, subject specialist tutors who will support you to reach your potential.  
• Stay motivated - Learn with a group and keep each other motivated as you track your progress towards achievable milestones.

This course is aimed at those with some HR experience looking to develop to management level.

You can be confident you’re getting the best training possible in our People Academy. Avado's People Academy combines our knowledge of learning design and delivery with our CIPD expertise. By gaining a CIPD qualification with us, you will have exclusive access to the latest thinking from subject matter experts, delivered entirely online through our award-winning online campus.

Three core units
Unit 1: Organisational performance and culture in practice.
Unit 2: Evidence-based practice.
Unit 3: Professional behaviours and valuing people.
Three specialist units
Unit 1: Employment relationship management.
Unit 2: Talent management and workforce planning.
Unit 3: Reward for performance and contribution.
One of two additional specialist units
Unit 1: Specialist employment law.
Unit 2: Advances in digital learning and development.
Your qualification is achieved by continuous assessment. At the end of each unit you will have an assessment to complete. Your assignment is graded by your tutor and you receive personalised feedback. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.

This is a course for experienced HR professionals, so you will need previous formal qualifications to get started: An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered, You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement, You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language), You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills, To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD.

The skills you'll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior Human Resources roles. You'll also be eligible for Associate Membershp with the CIPD. With this qualification you will be eligible for HR roles such as: HR Analyst/Advisor - approx £32'500 / HR Business Partner - approx £47'500

You have plenty of options when it comes to paying for your course. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with interest-free finance plans of up to 18 months. If you want your plan to be longer that’s no problem: we have plans of up to 48 months with a competitive APR. Company funding option also avaialble. *  T&Cs:

Course Specifications

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An academic certificate is a document that certifies that a person has received specific education or has passed a test or series of tests.

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Course duration is from 10 to 12 months.

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