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Level 5 People Manangement CIPD Associate Diploma

Higher Education

Course Overview

This Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification is a foundation for those seeking a career in Human Resource Management.

The course builds on the Level 3 CIPD and is aimed at expanding learners’ independent practice to enable them to evolve into more senior roles within organisations as people professionals.

Learners’ work will be mainly operational with some complexity. They will contribute to the thinking around their work, analysing information to inform choices and actions. Working with and influencing others through their work will create short-term value for a wider audience.

Using a framework of HR and L&D understanding, behaviours and skills development, this qualification offers the opportunity for learners to transition to employment as people managers.

Course Content

Learners are required to successfully complete a total of seven units totalling 42 credits.

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete three core units, three specialist units and one additional unit.

Three core units

  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Professional Behaviours and Valuing People

Three specialist units

  • Employment Relationship Management
  • Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  • The Reward for Performance and Contribution

Plus one additional unit

  • 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

Entry Requirement

  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • Learners must be aged 18+ 
An initial assessment will be completed prior to enrolment to assess suitability to join the course.


Learners will be assessed to evaluate an individual’s attainment of knowledge, understanding and skills.

This qualification is not graded so learners will receive either a pass or fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a pass. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credit can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit.

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of the level 3 course could lead to acceptance onto level 7 studies.

How to Enrol

To enrol please email jude.haine@bcot.ac.uk for an initial assessment.

The loan available for this course is only for £724 so doesn't cover the whole fee. Additional payment to the college will be required if you choose to take out the loan.


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Course Outline

Course Code: JEBC049
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 20/09/2023
Day & Time: Wed 5pm to 8:30pm
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: £2625.00
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