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People management

Learn the secrets of effectively managing people in a confident, ethical way that supports your organisation’s success.

Accredited Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

€2,079.00 exc. VAT

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Perfect for:

People Managers
People Professionals

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain the employee lifecycle and identify other disciplines involved in managing people
  • identify relevant laws, regulations and policies and know how to stay updated
  • explain workforce planning, how it works in your organisation and how to apply it
  • define performance management and understand how to motivate employees to perform at their best
  • explain workforce wellbeing and the factors that affect it
  • explain the concepts and benefits of diversity and inclusion and understand how to promote an inclusive working environment
  • appreciate team dynamics and how teams can work effectively
  • use facilitation, consulting and coaching skills you need to manage your team effectively.

About this course

Course length: 50-70 hours, final assessment to be submitted within 10 months

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Line managers with some people management experience


Topics covered

  • the employee lifecycle
  • policy and law
  • workforce planning
  • performance management
  • wellbeing
  • inclusion and diversity
  • effective teamwork
  • stakeholders and influencing
  • facilitation, coaching and mentoring.

What to expect from the ‘people management’ accredited programme

As one of our people management courses, this accredited programme will give you an overview of the standards of the CIPD that are most relevant to people managers

This programme will develop your confidence as a people manager and give you the knowledge you need to ensure your team’s success and wellbeing. You’ll learn about all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including how to define team skill needs, policies and procedures, performance, develop people, support wellbeing, and inclusion and diversity.

This online people management skills accredited programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to lead a team effectively and support your organisation’s goals.

What you’ll need to do on this programme

You can complete this learning programme in your own time and at your own pace – it should take around 60 hours.

We’ll give you access to various blended assets, including animations, interactive videos and downloadable resources. And you’ll have lots of space to anchor your reflections on the content.

Your final assessment will be a 2,500-word evaluative review covering your reflections on your practice and how you’ve applied learning in your context. The final assessment needs to be submitted within 10 months of purchasing the course.

What you’ll get on this programme

If successfully completed, you’ll receive a certificate noting your achievement of this CIPD accredited programme.

You’ll have the chance to resit the assessment for an additional fee.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Once the programme has finished, you’ll also get access to a learning community of like-minded professionals to share experiences and deepen your skills and knowledge.

Who is this programme suitable for?

This programme is for line managers with limited people management experience. It is also suitable for established managers who wish to demonstrate or validate their experience.

Our accredited programmes are in-depth and require a solid understanding of the topic. Please read the following statements to confirm your suitability.

  • You currently work in this profession or area of work or have recently done so and will be able to refer to current or past work examples during your learning.
  • You can write an assessment answer reflecting on your learning and demonstrating how to apply it in your context.
  • You can use English at the IELTS level 6 “Competent user” or above.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘people management’ course, you'll be able to:

  • support your team through the employee lifecycle
  • manage your team under relevant laws and policies
  • inform and contribute to your organisation’s workforce planning
  • enable your team members to perform at their best
  • assess your team's current levels of wellbeing and identify interventions to improve it
  • embrace and leverage the opportunities and challenges that come with an inclusive workplace
  • evaluate your team’s dynamic to create an honest reflection of their current state
  • use facilitation, consulting, coaching and mentoring techniques to work effectively with stakeholders and support your team’s development.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.