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CIPD Level 5 Associate Diplomain People Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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Average completion time9 - 12 months

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Support period18 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre†
  • Ideal if you have some HR experience or a degree
  • Leads to HR Manager, Advisor and Business Partner roles
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & personal CIPD tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Achieve your HR management career goals with this prestigious Associate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

  • Get noticed by employers: 92% of our students are working in HR within 2 years 
  • Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement 
  • Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years 
  • Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Associate Level 5 course, you should generally have at least one of the following:

  • Some HR experience in an entry-level HR role
  • Managerial experience that involved elements of HR
  • A degree and a desire to begin studying HR at a higher level than Foundation Level 3

If English is your second language, we recommend you have achieved one of the following, or an equivalent:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in each category
  • TOEFL: 79 overall score with a minimum of 17 in each category
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this isn't mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

CIPD course content

Your CIPD Level 5 Associate course and assignments are fully online.

You'll study seven modules, made up of six core modules and your choice of one elective module.

Core modules

  • Professionals Behaviours and Valuing People
  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Employment Relationship Management
  • Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  • Reward for Performance and Contribution

Elective modules (choose one)

  • Specialist Employment Law
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Management in an International Context
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Wellbeing at Work

For full details of what you’ll learn on each module, download our CIPD course guide.

CIPD assessments

You'll complete written assignments for each module that you study, and submit them online to be marked by our assessors.

CIPD will review all your assignments before awarding your qualification.

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Jae Bennett‘I did a lot of research on learning providers, and ICS Learn came out on top every time. Having CIPD on my CV set me apart. I’ve landed my dream job and I’ve only just started my course!’
- Jae Bennett

Ruby Lawrence‘I chose ICS Learn for the flexibility. I’m able to work at my own pace at a time that suits me. If I’m having a really busy week I can pause my studies. I can also complete work really quickly when I have time to – I managed to complete one of the modules in a week!’
- Ruby Lawrence

Katie Frail‘I had a brilliant relationship with all of my tutors, and within 12 months of enrolling, I secured a position as a People Business Partner. I would 100% recommend ICS Learn.’
- Katie Frail

  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes
  • Learn from top experts with specialist tutors for each module
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

Human Resources FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

Level 5 is for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CIPD student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have access to:

  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your CIPD tutor – get in touch online or arrange a phone call
  • Live online CIPD classrooms so you can learn and ask questions in real time
  • CIPD classroom recordings so you can watch and rewatch them at a time that suits you
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals
  • Our friendly Student Services team to help you with non-academic questions
  • Our all-in-one online learning platform, the Student Community, filled with interactive course materials designed by CIPD experts

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

* Pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews.

‡ Data from a survey of 79 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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