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CIPD Level 5Associate Diploma in People Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

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€181/month interest-free

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20 months

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€170

Total Price
€3,786

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Average completion time9 - 12 months

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Support period18 months

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  • Gain a globally respected HR qualification with the most trusted online CIPD Centre †
  • The ideal course if you have some HR experience or a degree
  • Get the skills you need for mid-level roles like HR Manager and HR Advisor
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & unlimited CIPD tutor support

Why is this course right for you?

Achieve your HR management career goals 100% online with this prestigious, globally recognised qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

  • Upgrade your CV: 95% of our students say CIPD helped them attract employers
  • Get your dream job: 81% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential
  • Boost your earnings: 73% of our CIPD students increase their salary
  • Enhance your credibility: gain respected CIPD Associate Membership

That's why 94% of our students recommend CIPD.‡

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
  • Experience of performing HR duties in a non-HR role (for example, as a manager)
  • A degree and a desire to begin studying HR at a more advanced level than the CIPD Foundation Certificate

If English is your second language, we recommend that 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

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

Elective modules (choose one) 

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

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

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

This course is part of the transition to CIPD’s new 2021 syllabus. In January and February, you’ll have access to the first two modules, which are taken from the previous CIPD syllabus. In March, you’ll gain access to the rest of the modules which are from the new CIPD syllabus.

This won't affect the qualification you achieve – you'll be awarded the new 2021 qualification.

CIPD assessments

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, letting you demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll submit your assignments online, and they’ll be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

Once you've passed all your assignments, you'll be awarded your new CIPD qualification!

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Mary Spillane ‘'I’m delighted to say I’ve been offered a job as an HR Advisor for a large factory in Cork! The course really helped me get this position as the requirement was an HR qualification and membership of the CIPD.'’
- Mary Spillane

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 expert CIPD tutor anytime online
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes and Q&A sessions
  • There's no limit on how often you can ask for help – we're always here for you
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

Human Resources FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible professional learning for 130 years. We have students in more than 100 countries.

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

And our CIPD pass rate is 99% from thousands of students each year. *

There are three CIPD Human Resources qualifications to choose from.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management is designed for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you have some experience of HR duties in a non-HR role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is designed for those with considerable HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.

If you’d like to specialise in L&D, you could also study one of our CIPD Learning & Development courses.

We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.

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 join a Q&A session
  • 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 by calling +44 141 404 6595, or download the course guide and an advisor will call you back.

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.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

* 99% pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 333 ICS Learn CIPD students who graduated between 2012 and 2019.

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

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