CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

East Riding College is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.   This could become a header before both courses.

The level five course helps you to develop advanced knowledge and skills within People Management and provides an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals within your professional sphere. Assessed via a range of CIPD-set assignments, you will develop the tools and management techniques required by employers. 

This course will be offered at the Beverley campus on 15 September, 4 to 9pm, Course Code PF268/2

You can enrol from 1 August. To enrol on this course please telephone 0345 120 0044.


What will I study?

  • 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 (optional unit)
  • Leadership and management development (optional unit)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is carried out through assignments and presentations/practical activities. There are no examinations.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

A combination of taught classes, use of e-Learning packages and self-study including a reflective journal.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists. They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body. 

Entry requirements

You should ideally possess the CIPD Level Three Certificate Foundation Certificate in People Practice.

Applications are also welcomed from those with a related degree or from those with existing experience in Management or Human Resources.  If in any doubt, telephone us for an informal discussion. Applicants should possess a relevant HR qualification (e.g. CIPD Level Three Certificate Foundation Certificate in People Practice) or a degree in a related subject. Alternatively, applications are welcomed from people with appropriate experience in human resources or those with a general management background.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

Level Seven CIPD in Human Resource Management 

Additional information

Students on the programme MUST become CIPD members; this gives access to all the information on the CIPD website –  - and local branch meetings.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post

If you would like further information please email Trish Spink, [email protected] or telephone 01482 390859


East Riding College is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications.

The CIPD has been championing better work and working lives for over 100 years. It helps organisations thrive by focusing on their people, supporting our economies and societies. It’s the professional body for HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals – experts in people, work and change. With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using its research, insights and learning – it gives trusted advice and offers independent thought leadership. It’s a leading voice in the call for good work that creates value for everyone.