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People Management

Course Code: ADPM

Level: 5
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: CIPD
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays, 5.00pm - 9.00pm

About 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.

What you'll learn

You will study 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
  •  leadership and management development.
Entry requirements

This course is suitable if you already hold a level 3 CIPD qualification or if you hold a substantive HR role or have worked in HR in the past.


Over the duration of this course, you will complete an internally marked and moderated assessment for each of the units.

You will receive either a pass or fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to
achieve a pass.

There are no formal exams.

What's next?

Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: ADPM

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £1250

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.