Course Overview

This advanced CIPD People Management Diploma builds upon the foundational knowledge gained from the CIPD People Practice Certificate Level 3. Designed for individuals seeking to progress into senior positions within organisations as people professionals, this qualification focuses on enhancing your independent practice and expanding your skill set.

Throughout this course, you will engage in operational tasks that possess a certain level of complexity. You will be encouraged to analyse information in order to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the development of ideas and concepts related to your work. By effectively collaborating with and influencing others, your efforts will generate short-term value for a wider audience.

This diploma incorporates a comprehensive framework encompassing HR, leadership, and management. By delving into these areas, you will strengthen your understanding, refine your behaviours, and develop essential skills. Ultimately, this qualification aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to transition into employment as a capable and effective people manager.


Professional body links: CIPD

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Level 5
18 Months
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
October 2024 - June 2026
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“I thoroughly enjoyed completing the Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. The face-to-face weekly sessions were invaluable, not only for the richness of the lessons, but also to connect with other students who were all at different points in their professional careers. South Devon College made it easy to access resources and it was brilliant having an experienced tutor who was passionate about what they were teaching, who gave insightful and constructive feedback, and made us all laugh too! Thank you!’




Kirsty Wright, HR Adviser, Learning Academy Partnership (South West)