Associate Diploma in People Management (CIPD Level 5)

Edinburgh College


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Working in a people practice role but ready to grow? This evidence-based qualification will help you gain a deeper understanding of the professional behaviours that lead to organisational success. Learn how to manage employment relations, foster talent, guide strategic workforce planning and build reward schemes that drive performance and contribute to business success. On successful completion, you’ll get an Associate Membership of the CIPD.

You will study three core units:
Organisational Performance and culture in Practice; Evidence-Based Practice; Professional Behaviours and Valuing people.

Plus four specialist units:
Employment Relationship Management; Talent Management and Workforce Planning; Reward for Performance and Contribution; Specialist Employment Law.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be educated to a minimum of SCQF Level 7. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management (CIPD Level 7)

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level