• Course Information

    Runshaw College is an approved Study Centre, offering CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they've been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, the CIPD is the career partner of choice for more than 150,000 members around the world. They are the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals.

    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      TBC* Funding may be available, depending on your circumstances.
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 5
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      TBC* session
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  • Overview

    Course information above: * To be confirmed in advance of the course starting.

    The Associate Diploma in People Management Level 5 CIPD consists of seven units:

    Core units:

    • Organisational performance and culture in practice

    • Evidence-based practice

    • Professional behaviours and valuing people


    Specialist units: 

    • Employment relationship management

    • Talent management and workforce planning

    • Reward for performance and contribution

    • Specialist employment law

    A total of 420 learning hours will be required to successfully complete the course, of which 245 hours should be independent learning. On average it will take 11 months to complete the qualification.

    *Price: £2,000.00, exc CIPD Membership Fee. Student membership is now £123 plus a £40 joining fee (£163 in total). Part loans of £724 are available.

    Times: Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm-8.30pm, across 35 weeks 

  • Equipment Required

    You will need access to a laptop or PC with video and microphone. Classes will be delivered mainly over MS Teams.

  • Entry Requirements

    All applicants must have 3 A levels equivalent and worked in HR/line management in some capacity OR a degree in any subject and no HR experience.

    If you do not meet these requirements, then you should send in a CV to justask@runshaw.ac.uk and this will be reviewed by our Course Leader.

    Learners will also need to become a member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and will need to pay the annual CIPD membership fee, currently £149 (price correct February 2023). Please note that if you are joining or re-joining CIPD membership there is an administrative charge of £40 in addition to the membership fee.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and become an Associate Membership of the CIPD.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method

    This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons.