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CIPD level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Our CIPD qualifications are the flagship qualifications for HR and Learning & Development professionals and are widely recognised by employers.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

CIPD Qualifications focused on you.

We recommend the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management if you:

  • Work in HR and want to take the next step in your career or substantiate your experience with a qualification
  • Want to broaden your knowledge of specific areas of HR, such as employment law, as well as enhance your own professional development.

The Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a great way to demonstrate your experience in the people profession and your capability as a HR practitioner. 

Courses designed by HR specialists

Our CIPD courses help you develop your expertise and achieve your professional qualification; giving you the confidence to showcase your knowledge, improve your performance and make a real difference in your workplace.

Course Details

Prices from: £2,450

Length: 12 months (up to 24 months for On Demand)

Assignments: 7

Units

Core Units

  1. Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice 
  2. Evidence-based Practice 
  3. Professional Behaviours and Valuing People 
  4. Employment Relationship Management 
  5. Talent Management and Workforce Planning 
  6. Reward for Performance and Contribution 

+ Choose one of the following optional units:

  • Specialist Employment Law 
  • Advances in Digital Learning and Development 
  • Well-being at Work

Study Mode

On Demand – Ultimate flexibility to achieve your CIPD Qualification anywhere in the world, study at your own pace with great support to fit around your work and home life.

  • Stay on track with a weekly structure on the MOL VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Collaborate with your peers in our community forums and access a wide range of great content in the Resource Zone.
  • 24/7 access to short, easy to digest, ‘Topic Essential’ videos to help you get started
  • Guided activities help you build and apply your knowledge
  • Comprehensive assessment briefing videos and tutor support help you prepare for assessment success
  • Dedicated Tutor support to guide you in your learning and provide personal tutorials via phone or video.

Live Online - Prefer to learn with a group? Get all the benefits of On Demand with timetabled live interactive webinar sessions with your tutor and peers.

  • The most flexible way to study; with a clear timetable to keep you on track
  • Participate in live webinars wherever you are in the world
  • Great support from expert tutors.

Classroom (for UK based learners) - Want more structure? Get all the above plus the support of the classroom environment with a clear timetable and structured workshops where UK based learners can meet, interact, and network with their tutor and peers.

  • All the support you need in face-to-face sessions with tutors and fellow learners 
  • Start each unit with an engaging, topic based workshops to set you up for success
  • Live webinars help you consolidate your learning.

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Upcoming Workshops

Note

Covid-19 Information - For now, we continue to provide exclusively online study but are reviewing our position with each Government announcement on the lifting of lockdown restrictions. 

All MOL programmes across our locations run subject to demand and availability. This is to ensure you get a high quality learning experience. We also allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of completed applications.

Please note - there may be additional start dates available in your preferred location to the ones shown on our website. For details of further dates, please contact one of our Qualification Advisors.

Course Details

Our CIPD courses help you develop your expertise and achieve your professional qualification; giving you the confidence to showcase your knowledge, improve your performance and make a real difference in your workplace.

Learner feedback inspired us to create a choice of three study modes, giving you the flexibility to learn your way. 

On Demand – Ultimate flexibility to achieve your CIPD Qualification anywhere in the world, study at your own pace with great support to fit around your work and home life.

  • Stay on track with a weekly structure on the MOL VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Collaborate with your peers in our community forums and access a wide range of great content in the Resource Zone.
  • 24/7 access to short, easy to digest, ‘Topic Essential’ videos to help you get started.
  • Guided activities help you build and apply your knowledge.
  • Comprehensive assessment briefing videos and tutor support helps you prepare for assessment success.
  • Dedicated Tutor support to guide you in your learning and provide personal tutorials via phone or video.

Live Online - Prefer to learn with a group? Get all the benefits of On Demand with timetabled live interactive webinar sessions with your tutor and peers.

  • The most flexible way to study with a clear timetable to keep you on track.
  • Participate in live webinars wherever you are in the world.
  • Great support from expert tutors.

Classroom (for UK based learners) - Want more structure? Get all the above plus the support of the classroom environment. UK based learners can meet, interact, and network with their tutor and peers, with a clear timetable and structured workshops.

  • All the support you need in face-to-face sessions with tutors and fellow learners.
  • Start each unit with an engaging, topic based workshops to set you up for success.
  • Live webinars so you can consolidate your learning.

5CO01 Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice

This unit examines the connections between organisational structure and the wider world of work in a commercial context. It highlights the factors and trends, including the digital environment, that impact on business strategy and workforce planning, recognising the influence of culture, employee well-being and behaviour in delivering change and organisational performance. 

5CO02 Evidence-based Practice 

This unit addresses the significance of capturing robust quantitative and qualitative evidence to inform meaningful insight to influence critical thinking. It focuses on analysing evidence through an ethical lens to improve decision-making and how measuring the impact of people practice is essential in creating value. 

5CO03 Professional Behaviours and Valuing People 

This unit focuses on how applying core professional behaviours such as ethical practice, courage and inclusivity can build positive working relationships and support employee voice and well-being. It considers how developing and mastering new professional behaviours and practice can impact performance. 

5HR01 Employment Relationship Management 

This unit examines the key approaches, practices and tools to manage and enhance the employee relationship to create better working lives and the significant impact this can have on organisational performance. 

5HR02 Talent Management and Workforce Planning 

This unit focuses on the impact of effective workforce planning in considering the development of diverse talent pools and how to contract and onboard the workforce. It also includes analysis of the potential cost to the organisation if this is poorly managed and the tools and interventions required to mitigate this risk.

5HR03 Reward for Performance and Contribution 

This unit focuses on how internal and external business factors influence reward strategies and policies, the financial drivers of the organisation and the impact of reward costs. It considers the importance of the role of people practice in supporting managers to make robust and professional reward judgements and the impact of rewarding performance.

+ Choose one of the following optional units:

5OS01 Specialist Employment Law 

This unit considers key areas of employment legislation and its legal framework, focusing on how people professionals are obliged to take account of legal requirements in different jurisdictions when carrying out the varied aspects of their role. 

5OS02 Advances in Digital Learning and Development 

This unit focuses on how digital technology can be used to enhance learning and development engagement. It looks at existing and emerging learning technologies, how the use of digital content and curation is designed to maximise interaction and the value of online learning communities.

5OS07 Well-being at Work 

This unit introduces well-being and its importance in the workplace. It explores existing links between work, health and well-being, examining how to manage well-being and how it links with other areas of people management practice, and wider organisational strategy.

The unit considers key elements of well-being programmes and the stakeholders involved, examining organisational responsibilities and the outcomes of managing well-being for employees and employers.

Support

Our dedicated Customer Experience Team will proactively contact you to make sure you’re OK, that your course is going well and to gather feedback. Our expert tutors are also there to support you. Our tutors don’t just provide advice in workshops and interactive webinars; we make sure you have a dedicated tutor on hand when you need support.

Real Expertise

MOL’s associate tutors are the experts who make sure your learning really takes your understanding to the next level. They provide insight from years of experience, working across multiple sectors in different HR roles. 

A Comprehensive Course

We provide great online content, accessible 24/7 on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so you can learn on the move. Our Topic essential videos give you a bite size overview of new topics. 

Careers available after completing your CIPD level 5 studies include: 

  • HR Manager 
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Business Partner 
  • Recruitment Manager

Once you have the CIPD L5 qualification, you can aim for a senior level management role, progressing to the CIPD Level 7 qualification and chartered membership.

If your company is funding your training we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application.

MOL is a not for profit organisation - we don’t charge VAT.

We provide interest free payment plans if you want to fund your study yourself.

Advanced Learner Loan Funding 

Eligible learners can fund over 50% of their learning using Government Advanced Learner Loans. Successful applicants don’t have to begin paying back the loan until they finish the course and earn over £21,000 per year.

Meet our tutors

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Keri Brennan

Associate Tutor

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Sarah Brown

Associate Tutor

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Jamie Hanif

Associate Tutor

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Karen Nesbitt

Associate Tutor

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