CIPD Level 5

Time to power-up your HR Career

Your 18 month 'LIVE-Online' course is just

Your 18 month 'LIVE-Online' course is just

£2,995+vat including your CIPD Fees!

£2,995+vat including your CIPD Fees!

The next CIPD Level 5 course starts in:


What our CIPD Level 5 course offers

  • 100% LIVE-Online classes – EVERY WEEK!
  • Develop a network of like-minded classmates
  • Route to Associate CIPD Membership
  • GUARANTEED PASS* or your money back!
  • A comprehensive foundation in essential HR skills
  • Regular one-to-one coaching for additional support throughout your entire course

What is a CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma?

With an Associate Diploma in People Management, you won’t just support change in your organisation – you’ll help drive it.

This qualification is perfect if you enjoy developing and managing people. You’ll expand your knowledge of HR with a combination of core units and specialist areas – focusing on what matters most to you.

  • Build on your existing knowledge and specialise in people management.
  • Increase your knowledge in employment relationship management, talent management and performance reward.
  • Take the next step into a more senior people profession role.

The course is based on the CIPD Profession Map, which sets the international standards for the People Profession and lays out the skills you need at each stage of your career – so you can be sure that what you learn with us will be practical, relevant, and useful in your everyday work.  

What are the benefits of the CIPD Level 5 qualification?

Having the CIPD Associate Diploma on your CV shows employers you have the skills they’re looking for in mid-level HR roles.

What will you learn?
You’ll improve your people leadership and management knowledge by focusing on real scenarios, acquiring the core behaviours taken from the CIPD’s Profession Map, which is based on the cumulative insights of thousands of experts.

This qualification consists of three core units and four specialist 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 workplace planning
  • Reward for performance and contribution.
  • Leadership and management development

Truly – a game-changing qualification!

Successfully completing the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management will allow you to gain the relevant expertise to work in roles including HR Business Partner or Manager, People Analyst, Employee Relations Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Resourcing Business Partner, Reward and Benefits Manager or a Talent Manager.

Why is this course right for you?

Getting CIPD qualified with Contigo is the best way to enhance your CV, progress your career and boost your earning potential. Don’t just take our word for it – The CIPD conducted some independent research which found:

Level 5 Diploma FAQs

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management course is right for you if:

  • You are committed to the People Profession
  • You want to deepen your knowledge, skills and understanding of how to be a successful People Professional
  • You want to advance your career in the people profession by taking on a more senior HR role

The Associate Diploma in People Management is designed to give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to climb the ladder, find your next role in HR,  stand out from the crowd and progress.

The CIPD Associate Diploma course is designed for people who want to get on in the people profession, so you will either need to have already gained the Level 3 Certificate in People Practice or to be able to demonstrate good experience of having worked in HR related roles. 

You will be 18+ and be able to read, write and speak the English language to a professional level. 

Come and meet us on one of our virtual ‘meet and greet’ sessions to ask any other questions you may have? Email lara@contigoassociates.com for details.

Our structured CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management course takes 18 months to complete, commencing Tuesday 2nd April 2024 and concluding on 7th October 2025.

You will study for 3 hours every Tuesday evening from 6pm – 9pm and spend around 3 hours writing up your assignment by the following week.

Contigo is committed to keeping your fees as low as possible and to avoid any hidden extras.

Remember to compare like with like – some ‘Online-only’ courses may offer a lower fee but they will not provide you with the amount of hands-on tutorship that Contigo will and they are likely to make you pay your own CIPD fees.

Our ALL-INCLUSIVE 18 month LIVE-Online programme costs just £2,995+VAT.

If you’re paying for your course yourself, you can spread the cost over 6 months and you won’t pay any extra – we don’t charge interest.

If your employer is paying for your course, simply ask them to write a letter on company headed note paper and send it to lara@contigoassociates.com and she will invoice them for your course fee.

Remember – your Contigo course fee also includes your CIPD Student Membership Fees. No hidden extras! Promise 😊!

If you still have questions, please call us on 0333 533 0503 – we would love to hear from you.

Contigo doesn’t believe in Online courses. We believe education should be more engaging than just sitting in front of a computer, reading and completing online content.


We know from experience that online courses sound great, but they can be quite a lonely affair. Some ‘Online-only’ course providers even offer a handful of virtual workshops to soften the blow – but we do things VERY DIFFERENTLY.

Contigo is a Spanish word and, true to our name, our method of qualification delivery is uniquely engaging. We know many people struggle with ‘online’ courses because they require such discipline to study alone in front of a computer.

So we have changed things up. ‘Contigo means ‘with you’ and that means we will be with you for 3 hours EVERY WEEK to GUARANTEE you pass your qualification – OR YOUR MONEY BACK*

*As long as you attend all the classes and submit the required homework, we GUARANTEE you will pass your CIPD qualification, or we will refund 100% of your course fee.

What’s not to like? You and a group of 10-20 classmates…a weekly evening class from 6pm – 9pm on a Wednesday evening for 18 months. No exams! and a GUARANTEED pass OR YOUR MONEY BACK*!

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management qualification consists of three core units and four specialist units as follows:-

3 x Core Units

• Organisational performance and culture in practice
• Evidence-based practice
• Professional behaviours and valuing people

4 x Specialist units:

• Employment relationship management
• Talent management and workplace planning
• Reward for performance and contribution
• Leadership and management development

To join our course, you will need to attend a 30 minute meet and greet session where we will share our student handbook which contains a much deeper dive into the course content.

For now – you can download more details on what you’ll learn in this free CIPD brochure.

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Good News – There are no exams!!!!  Nope, not one!

After each weekly class you attend, you will be invited to write up approximately 500 words (about 1-page of a word-document) by the following week. The content will relate to what you have learned that week.

These 500-word essays will join together to form your assignment for each Unit (on average 7 essays = 1 assignment). There are 7 Units in total spread throughout the 18 month course.

You will email each assignment to your Expert HR Tutor and they will arrange for your work to be marked by our assessors and then moderated by the CIPD.

And don’t worry – if you don’t pass an assignment first time, you’ll be able to have up to 2 more attempts, guided by very specific written feedback and advice for how to improve your answer so you pass.

Remember, no other provider in the UK offers a GUARNTEED PASS OR YOUR MONEY BACK*. Contigo is with you

*As long as you attend all the classes and submit the required homework, we GUARANTEE you will pass your CIPD qualification, or we will refund 100% of your course fee.

Yes, you will need to be a CIPD member for the duration of your studies from induction to certification and will need to be a fully paid-up member of the CIPD at the time of completing your qualification in order to be awarded your certificate.

HOWEVER! We have great news for you…

Contigo pays your CIPD Fees for you – for the entire duration of your study!

We also show you how to register with the CIPD as a student member during your induction session so that you can access all their awesome content to help you write your assignments.

Book your FREE 30 min meet and greet session now!

Come and find out more by requesting one of the following dates below or by simply emailing Lara for the relevant Zoom link at lara@contigoassociates.com