Level 5 Associate Diploma In People Management (CIPD)

New College Durham is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications.

This degree level programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding in key areas of people practice, as well as an understanding of people practice in a business context.

Develop professional behaviours and an understanding of talent and relationship management and workforce planning.

This flexible programme is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

Study Aims

This degree level programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding in key areas of people practice, as well as an understanding of people practice in a business context. You will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a people practitioner, whether your role is generalist in nature or specialist.

The programme will help you to develop practical and relevant skills and above all, provide you with confidence.

This 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 provide you with the confidence and capabilities to guide decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Modules Studied

Topics typically studied include the following – modules are subject to change by the curriculum team:

  • 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
  • Specialist employment law

Teaching and Assessment

This programme is delivered via blended learning in partnership with Mindful Education. You will attend a face-to-face session on site at New College Durham every other week and engage in online learning via the Mindful Education platform.

Each session includes taught theory and seminar activities. The sessions are inclusive and develop your knowledge and practice of being a people practitioner.

Sessions are interactive so you can apply the theory into practice. Each unit has an assessment which has been designed and written by CIPD.

Industry Links

We have links with the CIPD North East Branch - you will be encouraged to attend at least one of their events per academic year. These are based in the region and provide excellent support and advice, usually free of change.

We also have strong industry links with ACAS, CIPD and professional organisations who may come in and deliver guest speaker slots throughout the programme.

What else?

The CIPD has been championing better work and working lives for over 100 years. It helps organisations thrive by focusing on their people, supporting our economies and societies. It’s the professional body for HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals – experts in people, work and change. With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using its research, insights and learning – it gives trusted advice and offers independent thought leadership. It’s a leading voice in the call for good work that creates value for everyone.

Entry Criteria

You will hold:

  • Level 2 maths and English
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • And/or experience of working within a relevant HR role.

Additional Costs

You must purchase a CIPD membership at the start of the programme as this is an essential requirement to study this CIPD qualification. CIPD may withhold your certificate on completion if you do not hold a membership.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to an informal interview with the programme lead. Please bring evidence of your previous qualifications.

 Professional Qualifications
 Published on 2023-08-25
 Deadline NA