Skip to content

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management HR Training

Sale On! | Award winning training provider | Price Match Guarantee! | Tutor Support & Assessments Included



Save 43%
£1,695 inc VAT (was £2,995)
Offer ends 30 June 2024
Finance options

Interest-free finance options available.

Study method
15 months · Self-paced
Access to content
18 months
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management
Regulated qualification What's this?
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • TOTUM card included in price What's this?

418 students enquired about this course

Add to basket or enquire


*** Sale Now On! ***

We offer a like-for-like price match guarantee!

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management includes eLearning and Tutor Support.

Are you ready to take this next step in your HR career? Develop the knowledge and skills that will allow you to implement HR initiatives from a strategic standpoint, leading both the enterprise and its workforce towards long-term success.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading international HR and development body responsible for setting the standard for training in the people profession.

This CIPD Level 5 training course includes everything you need to progress your career, from how HR helps businesses achieve strategic objectives to how data can be harnessed to increase performance. You will gain the skills and knowledge to progress into roles that have more authority in the decision-making process.

This course includes live online sessions.

By studying this industry recognised course, you will learn to become a forward thinking people professional. CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is aimed at experienced HR professionals, covering specialist modules that will allow you to explore specific areas of HR that you want to align yourself with.

  • No exams
  • 100% online learning
  • Progress to mid-Level HR roles
  • Study when and where you like
  • Leads to CIPD Associate Membership
  • Perfect for HR students and professionals
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is delivered through an engaging array of online learning materials.

During your training, you will become a Student Member, which is the first step towards CIPD membership. CIPD membership gives you an internationally recognised badge of professionalism, which showcases your knowledge within this sector. You'll gain access to extensive resources, like expert research, factsheets, journals, online communities, and helplines.


CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Regulated by Ofqual

Course media


Why choose e-Careers?

As an award-winning leader in the delivery of online professional qualifications, it makes sense to choose us. Trusted by over 615,000 learners across 50 countries (and counting!), we have changed careers and businesses alike.

Our courses are written and supported by expert professionals and academics enabling staff to upskill and advance in their careers, and ensuring organisations are kept up-to-date with the latest skills and competencies within their workforce.

Colleges, Unions and Government bodies are among the many institutions we have provided training for, coming back to us time and time again for our ability to deliver excellence.

This course includes the TOTUM PRO Card, opening a wide range of benefits and discounts!

With a range of payment options, no career aspirations are out of reach. We offer payment plans and interest-free options to suit all budgets.

Don’t just take our word for it – we have an “Excellent” Trustpilot rating with over 14,000 reviews.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management Syllabus

5CO01: Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • The connections between organisational structure and strategy
  • Organisational priorities, how to interpret theories and what drives change
  • How to build diversity and inclusion
  • How people practice connects and supports wider strategies

5CO02: Evidence-based Practice

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • The methods re-applied to diagnose challenges and opportunities
  • Critical thinking and how different ethical perspectives can influence decisions
  • The benefits and risks of solutions for improving people practice issues
  • How to measure the impact people practice makes to organisations

5CO03: Professional Behaviours and Valuing People

On completion of this unit, you will understand how:

  • To champion inclusive and collaborative strategies
  • To design and evaluate solutions for positive working relationships
  • The role of a people professional is evolving
  • To assess your own strengths, weaknesses and development areas

5HR01: Employment Relationship Management

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • How to develop practices aimed at supporting better working lives
  • How to differentiate between employee involvement and participation
  • Emerging trends in conflict, mediation and arbitration
  • Performance, disciplinary and grievance matters
  • Employment law and the types of employee representation

5HR02: Talent Management and Workforce Planning

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • Labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning
  • The impact of a changing labour market on resourcing decisions
  • Supporting succession and contingency planning
  • Turnover and retention trends, and how organisations build talent pools
  • The importance of managing contractual arrangements and onboarding

5HR03: Reward for Performance and Contribution

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • The principles of reward and how policies and practices are implemented
  • How people and organisational performance impacts approaches to reward
  • How data can be gathered and measured and used in benchmarking
  • How to develop reward packages and the legislative requirements that impact them
  • The role of people practice in supporting managers to make reward judgements

5OS06: Leadership and Management Development

On completion of this unit, you will understand:

  • The relevance of leadership and management and the knowledge, skills and behaviours required
  • A range of different learning and development initiatives in developing leaders and managers
  • The effectiveness of leadership and management development initiatives

How is the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management assessed?

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback.

We are proud of our Excellent rating on Trustpilot!

“The service that I have received has been excellent and the team are really helpful and supportive. Would highly recommend”.


“Great courses and great customer service experience! Recommended to my friends. Thank you”.


About CIPD

CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they have been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, CIPD is the career partner of choice for over 160,000 members around the world. CIPD is the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals, and their independent research and insights make them trusted advisers to governments and employers.

Who is this course for?

This higher-level qualification is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to progress in your current HR career and boost your earning potential
  • At degree-level and want to step into the world of HR
  • Looking to bring a new level of knowledge into your department

The range of specialist modules you will cover also allow you to explore specific areas of HR that you might like to align yourself with going forward.


Related HR qualifications are strongly recommended as preparation to study this course. However, if you don’t possess these but have a substantial amount of work experience or a degree, this can be considered in place of HR qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CIPD course, you will need to become a CIPD Student Member.

When you renew your membership directly with the CIPD, you will not need to pay the £40.00 administration charge. Please visit the CIPD website for memberships costs.

Career path

With this qualification, you can pursue roles including:

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

Questions and answers


Currently there are no reviews for this course. Be the first to leave a review.


Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.