CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management (L5)

This is an ideal course for established HR practitioners who aspire to become experts in the field.

18 Months
Theory & Practical

Course Info

This qualification is aimed at anyone ready to develop their understanding of the theory and research underpinning contemporary HR practice. It provides a good introduction to the skills associated with critically reviewing theory and research, in order to appraise and challenge your own understanding of the trends and practices associated with HR, and to support you in your ability to contribute to the development of policy, practice and strategy in your own organisation.  To get the most from this qualification you need to already have a good grounding in HR practice, and be looking to move to the next stage in your career, when you might begin to become more involved in the development of strategy and practice in your current role, or next planned career move.  This is a theoretical and discursive course, which does not aim to “teach” the practical skills of HR practice, but rather to challenge your thinking in terms of the nature of practice, and how it has evolved.


The delivery of the qualification includes the use of guided study through online media, class room delivery, workshops, observation, group and case study work, with an expectation of weekly private study.

Links to local HR network events, the CIPD student conference, visiting speakers and a visit to an employment tribunal are additional aspects of this course.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no specific qualification entry requirements for this course.

If you are currently working as an HR Assistant, Officer or Business Partner or you are wanting to change your career to work in HR then this is the time to apply.

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