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Professional Business Services

The professional business services department provides courses for those wishing to retrain or develop their career in the professions of accounting, HR, law, management and IT.

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Course Overview

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is for you if:
- You work in an operational HR role and you are ready to step up into strategic HR.
- You want to take the next step in your HR career or get a qualification to substantiate your experience.
- You want to broaden your HR knowledge into new areas, such as employment law.
- You want an academic challenge that will benefit your HR career.

The Level 5 Diploma is a great way to achieve a CIPD qualification. It is ideal if you already have HR experience and wish to develop your skills further as a strong HR practitioner.

The course can be done "stand alone" or as an Apprenticeship option - the Apprenticeship option would take 2 years and include additional sessions and support from Kendal College.

The course is assessed with assignments, presentations and group exercises.

The course will include:
- 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
- Diversity and Inclusion

Entry Requirements

Currently working in Human Resources.

CIPD student membership will be required (paid for separately by the learner), which will total GBP138 + a qualification fee.

There are no formal entry requirements for you to enrol. However, this qualification is designed for learners aged 18+ and you should meet the requirements of the learning outcomes and have the appropriate literacy and numeracy needed to complete the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management.

After Your Course

Human Resources Management or Specialist Human Resources discipline careers will be supported by the successful achievement of the level 5 Diploma.

Successfully completing the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management will make you eligible for the Associate Level of CIPD Membership, opening up the path to develop your career and move onto studying at the Advanced Level.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses Fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
  • Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
  • Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.

Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)

Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course. Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. For further information please see

The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.

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