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CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management - Level 5

CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management - Level 5


As one of the CIPD Approved Centres, West Notts College will be offering the new qualifications commencing in September 2021. 

Why choose West Notts College? 

Some of the benefits offered here include:

  • An excellent range of facilities on site including a Learning Resource Centre, well equipped classrooms, Café, restaurant and parking
  • Online platforms and resources for students i.e. Moodle and Microsoft Teams, Learning Resource Centre
  • Large support network for students
  • Very accessible; main bus routes drop off outside the college
  • Links with University Centre for further progression
  • CIPD taught by experienced HR professionals with a good level of skills and knowledge who bring real life experience to the classroom
  • Opportunities to network on the course with other CIPD students

Qualifications we offer at West Notts:

All the new CIPD qualifications are based on the CIPD profession map, which sets an international benchmark for the people profession at all the different levels. 

This qualification builds on the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice and is aimed at learners looking to expand their knowledge or progress their career in HR.  The level 5 will give a deeper level of understanding, behaviours and skills development in people practice.

Who is the qualification suitable for?

This qualification builds on the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice.  It is aimed at HR professionals who would like to further develop their capability and evolve into more senior people professional roles.  It is suitable for people who are already in a HR role and aspiring to progress in their career or develop their skills and knowledge to be more effective in people management.

Entry requirements

English and maths level 2

Completion of an initial face to face or telephone interview to ascertain whether the course is suitable and right for you.

Part of the requirement for the level 5 course is that learners are in a HR/People Practice role or they have acquired prior learning and experience which will ensure the qualification is appropriate.

Start dates and fees

On top of the course fees, you will be required to join The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which will incur additional charges.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
18:00 - 21:00
391 yr(s)2459E101£2195.00Apply

How long is the course?

39 weeks.


How will I be assessed?

The course is mainly face to face, with a variety of teaching and assessment methods.  There are no exams. 

There is a requirement for some independent study and this is supported by a range of resources from our Learning Resource Centre and other platforms such as Moodle and Microsoft Teams.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

  • 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

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply on line by clicking on the button ‘apply here’.  Once we have received your application we will keep it on our database and be in touch to invite you to our open event and an interview later in the year.  These will take place sometime between May and July 2021.

Please email Vicky Lee  or ring 01623 627191 ext 8211 to contact the course tutor.

Apply online


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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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