CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management - MK College

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

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If you are serious about building a career in HR and People Management then this is the course for you.

What will I do?

It is challenging, and a lot to learn in nine months. Employment Relations; Evidence-Based Practice; Organisational Performance and Culture; Talent Management & Workforce Planning; Professional Behaviours and Values; Reward for Performance & Contribution and Leadership & management Development are the seven modules you will study, and you will need to pass all of them to gain your qualification.

It is not just about the qualification, it is about building networks, sharing your experience with others in the class and putting into practice what you learn week by week to develop as a practitioner.

What’s next?

Successful completion of this qualification will give you Associate Membership of CIPD and is the qualification of choice for employers and HR professionals who are building their career in HR management.

The blend of academic/business models will provide a good base to enable you to move forward in your HR management and/or general management roles.

Following this and with relevant senior management experience you could progress to CIPD L7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

Is it for me?

Our students are motivated, resilient, enthusiastic and have a passion for delivery of effective HR that contributes to business success. You will be keen to learn, flexible in your approach and be willing to work as hard outside of class as you will in the class.

entry requirements

There are no specific educational qualifications as such.

Experience of dealing with people in an HR or in a general management type role is more important provided you are confident in written English. This is a L5 qualification which is equivalent to undergraduate level.

We offer plenty of support to help you develop your study and research skills, so no need to worry if that is something you have not done for a while.

If English is not your first language, you may need to demonstrate written and spoken skills at least at ESOL L3, and we may ask you to do a short-written test prior to you being offered a place.

Course Information

  1. CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management



    16 Sep 2024


    28 Jul 2025


    10 Months




    17:00 – 21:00


    South Central IoT – Bletchley

    • FEES

    • 16 – 18


    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


course highlights

Learning alongside committed tutors who have extensive management and HR experience.

Most sessions are face to face at our Chaffron Way campus on Tuesday evenings between 5.00pm and 9.00pm and there will be the occasional Saturday morning too Some modules are delivered online giving flexibility and the chance to develop digital learning skills too.

Networking and building relationships with likeminded people keen to share experience and knowledge.

Challenging the norms – your chance to do your bit to improve the working lives of people.

How will my progress be monitored?

You will work with various tutors, each of whom has specialist experience in particular areas. You will have regular 1:1s with tutors, about your progress. Your written work is assessed by a qualified assessor, and you will receive constructive feedback to help you develop your skills.

How will I be assessed?

No exams! An assignment for each module, typically, around 4,000 words in arrange of formats, for example it could be a written report/ briefing notes supported by a presentation/a case study. Each module is different, and the assessment will reflect practical application of relevant theories and models.

How much will I have to study each week?

You will need to be sure you can commit the time for independent study outside of taught sessions, that will vary depending on your level of knowledge, but you should expect to be able to commit to at least same time for independent study as you spend in class.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 

Additional Information

Our courses run twice per year, a September start finishing in July and a January start running to December. Your course fees do not include your student membership of CIPD which is mandatory for everyone studying CIPD qualifications. If you are not already in membership and your subscription up to date, you will need to pay this directly to CIPD shortly after your course commences. The amount may vary depending on your circumstances, but you should budget for approx. £185

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