CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development (Level 5)

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CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management (Level 5)

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CIPD Level 5 HR course highlights

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Typically 11 months completion time
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12-month support period
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Aimed at those with some HR experience looking to progress to management level
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What is the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will help you build on your existing HR knowledge. You’ll also get a sound understanding of how HR fits into achieving strategic objectives and how data can be used to improve performance.

Unit 1: Organisational performance and culture in practice 8 weeks
Unit 2: Evidence-based practice 7 weeks
Unit 3: Professional behaviours and valuing people 6 weeks
Unit 1: Employment relationship management 7 weeks
Unit 2: Talent management and workforce planning 7 weeks
Unit 3: Reward for performance and contribution 7 weeks
Specialist Unit: Specialist employment law 7 weeks

Your Diploma

The CIPD Diploma in People Management is the most comprehensive HR course, ideal for you if you want to formalise your existing experience, skills and knowledge.

Building on your base knowledge, you’ll get a sound understanding of how HR fits into achieving strategic objectives and how data can be used to improve performance.

This Diploma, as with all of CIPD’s updated qualifications, is based on the CIPD Profession Map, launched in November 2018. It defines the knowledge, behaviours and inherent values underpinning today’s people profession.

Expected completion: approx 11 months

Leads to: Associate Membership

Potential job: HR Business Partner

Average Salary: £47,500*

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, March 2022

Assessments

Your qualification is achieved by continuous assessment. At the end of each unit you will have an assessment to complete. Your assignment is graded by your tutor and you receive personalised feedback. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.

Course requirements

  • An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD

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CIPD Level 5 HR funding

Flexible learning deserves flexible payments

You have plenty of options when it comes to the cost of CIPD Level 5. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with up to 5 interest-free monthly payments

No hidden costs

The only additional cost is your CIPD membership, which you pay directly to the CIPD.

What's included in your CIPD Level 5 HR online and distance learning course?

When you learn with Avado, you get access to our virtual learning campus, which comes with lots of benefits. It's no different when you're working on your CIPD Level 5 courses online with us. You'll get:

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24-hour access to the online campus

So you can complete your coursework when it suits your schedule.

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Online, live classes

Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates.

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Flexibility

So you can focus on being productive while still developing yourself from home.

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Subject matter-expert tutors and a community for support through the course.

What career options does the CIPD Diploma in People Practice open up?

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior Human Resources roles.

You’ll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD, and roles such as:

HR Analyst/Advisor
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HR Business Partner
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Once you have your Level 5 Diploma qualification you can progress further with the CIPD Level 7 qualification.

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, March 2022

CIPD Level 5 HR qualification

With a CIPD qualification, you’ll have the ability to demonstrate your skills in Human Resources to employers which can help you stand out among other applicants.

As well, a CIPD qualification could help you earn more money. When you are CIPD Level 3 qualified, for example, and working as an assistant, you could earn £10,000 more than someone without that certificate.

With a higher-level qualification and a role as an HR manager or director, that salary could be upwards of £60,000.

CIPD Level 5 for HR

There are two kinds of Level 5 Associate Diplomas. This one is focused specifically on HR and has different option units that help it remain focused on HR. As well, you'll cover topics like diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and global people management.

When you complete your CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Practice with us, you get more than just a qualification. We’ll support you every step of the way to make sure you develop real skills with real impact on your career.  

Frequently asked CIPD questions

This course takes approximately 11 months to complete.

A CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Practice is very similar to a foundation degree.

This is a course for experienced HR professionals, so you will need previous formal qualifications to get started. 

  • An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD

Yes, you can. Although Level 3 is a great foundation for this course, and recommended, relevant experience in HR can also be considered.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development, with a worldwide community of around 140,000 members. 

You can be confident you’re getting the best HR qualification available: CIPD qualifications are internationally respected by employers, and are designed by industry leading experts to include all the latest thinking and ideas.