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Human Resources

Level 5 - People Management (CIPD)

  • Academic Year: 23/24
  • Adult
  • Higher Education
  • Chester Campus

How to apply

The Course

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018 having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours. Each unit within the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management has clear linkage to the Profession Map.

The course content
To be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management, students are required to successfully complete a total of seven units comprising three core units, three specialist units and one additional specialist unit, which are:

  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Professional Behaviours and Valuing People
  • Employment Relationship Management
  • Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  • Reward for Performance and Contribution
  • Learning and Development Essentials

Attendance and approach to learning

We use a variety of different teaching methods on our programmes recognising that students have a range of preferred learning styles. However, we also work with you in a supportive, safe environment to embrace other learning styles as part of your professional development. Our primary teaching method is face to face and classroom based. Within this you will experience a variety of different approaches, including small group working and knowledge sharing groups built for flip classroom activities such as problem based/enquiry learning where identified sessions are student-led.

You will be expected to undertake post session learning activities to prepare for the next session and record this activity on a learning log.  This will be reviewed at the end of each unit to help you to reflect on achievements and future learning opportunities.

There are no exams on this qualification, all assessments are written with some practical activities.

Enquire today to get started. Once your application has been reviewed and you meet the entry requirements, your course tutor will offer you a place by email. Once you accept the place, you will be on the list and we will contact you nearer the start date with more information about enrolment arrangements.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


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The entry requirement for the Level 5 qualification is for those working in a people practice role with evidence of a good standard of English and Mathematics at Level 2 or equivalent. Ideally learners will have completed the CIPD Level 3 qualification or hold a degree level qualification in a related subject. All potential learners will undertake an interview with the CIPD teaching team to assess suitability. We expect that learners should have basic IT skills. If you do not have these skills, we recommend that you gain IT skills either through your employer or by enrolling on a course here at Cheshire College before starting your qualification.
Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
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Chester Campus
Starts : September 12th, 2023
Tuesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm 36 Weeks

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When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
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