CIPD Level 5

Diploma in People Management (DPM)

Content Overview

Organisational Performance & Culture in Practice (Core)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand the connections between organisational structure, strategy and the business operating environment.
  2. Understand organisational culture and theoretical perspectives on how people behave at work.
  3. Understand how people practice supports the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Evidence-Based Practice (Core)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand strategies for effective critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Understand the importance of decision-making strategies to solve people practice issues.
  3. Be able to measure the impact and value of people practice to the organisation.

Professional Behaviours & Valuing People (Core)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours, in the context of people practice.
  2. Be able to champion inclusive and collaborative strategies for building positive working relationships.
  3. Be able to demonstrate personal commitment to learning, professional development and performance improvement.

Employment Relationship Management (Specialist Knowledge)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand employee voice, engagement and practices to support better working lives.
  2. Understand different forms of conflict behaviour and dispute resolution.
  3. Understand how to manage performance, disciplinary and grievance matters lawfully.
  4. Understand the role of employee bodies in employment relations.

Talent Management & Workforce Planning (Specialist Knowledge)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

    1. Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning.
    2. Understand the purpose and importance of workforce planning.
    3. Understand the purpose and impact of effective talent management.
    4. Understand the importance of managing contractual arrangements and effective onboarding.

Reward for Performance & Contribution (Specialist Knowledge)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand the impact of reward approaches and packages.
  2. Be able to develop insight from benchmarking data to inform reward approaches.
  3. Understand the role of people professionals in supporting line managers to make reward decisions.

Leadership Management Development (Optional Specialist Knowledge)

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand the relevance of leadership and management and the knowledge, skills and behaviours required.
  2. Understand a range of different learning and development initiatives in developing leaders and managers.
  3. Understand the effectiveness of leadership and management development initiatives.

Who Should Attend?

This Diploma is designed for experienced HR professionals who may have already completed a Certificate in Personnel Practice or a Certificate in HR Practice and who are looking to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge at management level.

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