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People Management Associate Diploma CIPD Level 5

Course Overview

This qualification extends and fosters a deeper level of understanding and application.  It is suited to individuals who:

  • have qualified at CIPD L3 or another other suitable qualification.
  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management and have extensive business knowledge
  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • are working towards or working in a people manager role.

CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that is internationally recognised. It showcases your knowledge and impact within the people profession.

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. 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.

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

During your time with UCS this course will be taught as a combination of remote delivery and some classroom delivery with the option to remotely sign in if you are unable to attend.  At all times you will have access to a suitably qualified and experienced tutor who will be able to support you in your learning. 

This course can also be studied for as part of the L5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship.

Units of study may include:

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice:  This unit examines the connections between organisational structure and the wider world of work in a commercial context.
  • Evidence-based practice:  This unit addresses the significance of capturing robust quantitative and qualitative evidence to inform meaningful insight to influence critical thinking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

You will attend blended learning teaching sessions one afternoon a week during term time and be expected to complete written assignment work in self-study time at home.

For the remote teaching sessions please ensure you have a computer with microphone and it would be helpful if you have a video link.

Additional costs

CIPD student membership fees.  This will be directly paid for by the student to the CIPD and please check with the CIPD for their current costs.

Although not obligatory, a course textbook. 

Course Overview

Course Overview

This qualification extends and fosters a deeper level of understanding and application.  It is suited to individuals who:

  • have qualified at CIPD L3 or another other suitable qualification.
  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management and have extensive business knowledge
  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • are working towards or working in a people manager role.

CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that is internationally recognised. It showcases your knowledge and impact within the people profession.

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. 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.

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

During your time with UCS this course will be taught as a combination of remote delivery and some classroom delivery with the option to remotely sign in if you are unable to attend.  At all times you will have access to a suitably qualified and experienced tutor who will be able to support you in your learning. 

This course can also be studied for as part of the L5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship.

Units of study may include:

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice:  This unit examines the connections between organisational structure and the wider world of work in a commercial context.
  • Evidence-based practice:  This unit addresses the significance of capturing robust quantitative and qualitative evidence to inform meaningful insight to influence critical thinking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

You will attend blended learning teaching sessions one afternoon a week during term time and be expected to complete written assignment work in self-study time at home.

For the remote teaching sessions please ensure you have a computer with microphone and it would be helpful if you have a video link.

Additional costs

CIPD student membership fees.  This will be directly paid for by the student to the CIPD and please check with the CIPD for their current costs.

Although not obligatory, a course textbook. 

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Blended learning of remote and face to face delivery.

Written assessments using business formats such as business reports and powerpoint presentation.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

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 or the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development. 

Please note that neither qualification is offered by UCS.

Entry Requirements

You must evidence literacy and numeracy ability at at least L2.  This is needed to complete the assignments of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. 

This qualification builds on the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice and is aimed at further expanding learners’ independent practice to enable them to evolve into more senior roles within organisations as people professionals. It is not a requirement that you have completed the L3 but it would be helpful if you have done so. 

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.

Fees

The course fee is £2599.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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