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Part-time CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Course Name 
Part-time CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People ManagementAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Online
Level Level 5
Start Date 7th of December 2023 and 1st of February 2024
Duration 1 year
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body CIPD
Offering Code CTL5HRM1D000 CTL5HRM1D001
Programme Design and Overview

This course consists of modules which are ideal for those who:

• Seek to further develop a career in HR management and development
• Are working in the field of HR management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills
• Have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies
• Need to understand the role of HR in the wider organisational and environmental context.

Indicative Content

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management covers the following topics:

• 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

Delivery Methods The course provides a series of development modules that address knowledge and skills. Teaching is interactive and mostly online via MS Teams, where group work and class discussion feature prominently.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme The course is continuously assessed and there is no final examination. Successful completion of all assignment and class-based work will result in achieving the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.
Entry Requirements

The course is aimed at adult learners, who are likely to hold the Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice, or equivalent (although this is not a requirement) and be an HR practitioner. You must also have GCSE maths and English grades A*-C or 9-4.

Applicants without prior HR qualifications but with significant experience of a HR environment will also be suitable for this level of study. Some units may require access to workplace data (e.g in Using Information in Human Resources).

Similarly, line managers with significant responsibility for the implementation of HR policies and practices will be welcome.

Attendance Expectations

You will be required to attend weekly online teaching sessions via MS Teams – Thursdays 1:15pm-6:45pm.

Tutorials are offered as individual appointments.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/2024


PLUS student membership fee paid directly to the CIPD.
Students must have registered and paid for student membership to start the course. Membership fees are available on the CIPD website.

You are liable for the full cost of the course if you decide to withdraw two weeks or more after the start date.

Funding may be available towards the cost of the course (not CIPD membership) depending on eligibility. For more detailed information on funding and financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Graduation Ceremony: When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:
We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study Progression is available for students wishing to study HR level 7 qualifications available at other academic institutions. Further details are available from the Course Leader.
Career Opportunities This qualification provides a continuing professional development opportunity for those who wish to pursue Associate Membership of the CIPD and will enhance career prospects for more senior/advanced roles in the HR function.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process

Please contact the Course Leader to discuss this year’s timetable and to talk through the admissions process. For students wishing to start in September, applications open in August. For January starts please contact the Course Leader around two months before the course is due to start.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

Pre-enrolment Preparation This does not apply to this course.
Group Size In previous years the exact size of the group has varied but is typically around 15-20.
Disability Support Information

Students with additional support needs should contact the Course Leader to discuss how best the College can support them.

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

External Regulation There are no links to any External Regulations.
Terms and Conditions There are no Programme-Specific Terms and Conditions.
For Further Details

Contact Business Development for more information on or 01924 789719.

Alternatively, contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111 or email: 

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Information last amended: 20 October 2023 08:55

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