Working in a people practice role and ready to grow? This qualification will help you gain a deeper understanding of the professional behaviours that lead to organisational success.

Is this qualification right for me?

This qualification is perfect for you if you enjoy developing and managing people. You’ll expand your knowledge of HR with a combination of core units and specialist areas – helping you focus on what matters most to you.

What will I learn?

You’ll study 3 core units + 3 specialist units + the choice of 1 optional unit:

Core units:

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional behaviours and valuing people

Specialist units:

  • Employment relationship management
  • Talent management and workforce planning
  • Reward for performance and contribution

Optional units:

  • Specialist employment law
  • Advances in digital learning and development
  • Learning and development essentials
  • People management in an international context
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership and management development
  • Well-being at work

Associate Diploma in People Management at a glance

Perfect for
HR professionals keen to develop their skills and drive change within their organisation

Typical job titles
HR Business Partner or Manager
People Analyst
Employee Relations Manager
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Resourcing Business Partner
Reward and Benefits Manager
Talent Manager

Membership attained
CIPD Associate

Average completion time
12-16 months

Qualification level
The Associate Diploma in People Management is Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 5 in England and Northern Ireland. Find out more here

Why study a CIPD qualification?

CIPD qualifications are recognised by employers as a global standard of excellence. Your qualification also gives you CIPD membership, connecting you to a deeply informed and influential network of people professionals worldwide - and a path to life-long learning.

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