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Level 5 CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management

Part Time

Course Overview

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (better known as the CIPD) Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Practice is a building block for those people seeking a career in Human Resource Management in any of its areas. Successful completion of the course enables the student to apply for Associate membership of the CIPD.

This qualification builds on the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice 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

To be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management, learners are required to successfully complete a total of seven units totalling 42 credits.

All will be taught in one year of study with BCoT.

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete:

Three Core Units + Three Specialist Units + One Additional Unit = Total 42 credits


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
  • 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

This qualification is designed for learners aged 18+ who want to learn about people practice. 

BCoT is currently planning to deliver this course from September 2021 to June 2022 at the Basingstoke Campus – in addition to some online and interactive learning sessions. To enable the College to assess your suitability for this course please send your latest cv to jude.hainr@bcot.ac.uk 

In addition please add a paragraph of 150 words or so that describe why you wish to study the qualification with us.

Once we have that information, we’ll discuss it with you, and we can jointly decide the next steps forward.


Assessment is the process of evaluating 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.

To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each Unit. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credits can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit.

Where does this course lead to

Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will allow the student to move on Level 7 studies.

Course is now full

If the course you are interested in is full, please email information@bcot.ac.uk and a member of our team will get back to you with the next available start date and place you on the course waiting list

Course Outline

Course Code: JEBC049
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: 15/09/2021
Day & Time: Wed 5pm to 8pm
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2250.00)
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