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Why Choose a People Management Course?

These days, a career in HR has become an increasingly sought-after profession as it offers a wide range of roles in a large variety of industries.

However, being that the working world is changing rapidly - especially post-pandemic - it’s important for both aspiring and seasoned HR professionals to continue developing their skills as they progress in their careers. 

While it’s true that you’ll naturally gain industry knowledge from the get-go, it’s still a good idea to formalise your HR knowledge to properly gauge your effectiveness as a people professional.

It’s for this reason that you should consider enrolling on a CIPD people management course. With a professional qualification under your belt, you’ll gain the knowledge and people management skills you need to land that mid-level or senior role you’ve been after or simply excel in your current role to make the utmost impact.

What is People Management? 

People management is the act of organising employees accordingly in order to build strong, capable teams to optimise business performance. Successful people management involves a variety of elements, including:

  • Hiring and recruitment
  • Onboarding and training
  • Effective communication
  • Employee empowerment and development, and
  • Guiding team members to achieve common goals and objectives

Benefits to Studying a People Management Course

There are a lot of benefits to studying a people management course, however, some of the best (and perhaps most rewarding) benefits include:

1. Improved industry knowledge and expertise
When you study a people management course you’ll have the opportunity to hone in on industry knowledge you may not have otherwise picked up on the job. The content you learn, however, is still entirely hands-on and practical - allowing for you to start demonstrating your newly gained skills at work right away.
To add, if you enrol on a CIPD people management course, for example, you’ll be gaining an internationally recognised qualification that proves your commitment and expertise, helps your CV stand out, and increases your chances for potential career advancement and pay raises.

What more could you ask for?

2. A broader and more comprehensive skill set
A management training course not only allows you to build on your leadership skills, but it helps you gain and further develop a wide-ranging skill set that will stick with you throughout the course of your career and beyond. These include:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisation and delegation skills
  • Forward planning and strategic thinking
  • Commercial awareness, and
  • Motivation and mentoring skills


3. Enhanced problem-solving and decision-making skills
The world of work is fast-paced and always changing which means, as a manager, you have to have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make last-minute decisions and problem-solve quickly and effectively.
When you study a people management course, you’ll learn how to build on these skills as well as analyse and understand the elements of a ‘good’ business decision and how to provide the right solutions. This will ultimately help you avoid key pitfalls that undermine these processes, helping you to improve not only your own problem-solving and decision-making skills but also the skills of your team and co-workers.

CIPD HR Qualifications 

DPG offers a variety of People Management courses, including those from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), whose qualifications are not only globally recognised but are considered the ultimate benchmark for people professionals.

Here we give you an overview of what you’ll learn at each level to give you a better idea of where you’ll be best off starting your people management training.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

This qualification could best be described as a CIPD for beginners course as it’s a great place to start if you want to get your foot in the door of the HR realm and start on your way to becoming an all-star Human Resource professional.

The course content is based on the CIPD Profession Map which, if you didn’t know, is the new set of standards laid out by the CIPD for the people profession. The course teaches you the practical skills you need to level up in your career, including valuable knowledge in L&D, core behaviours of people professionals, the essentials of people practice, and the principles of analytics.

The best thing about this course? No previous experience required!

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

If you have some HR experience and you’re looking to take the next step in your career, then a CIPD Level 5 Diploma is a great stepping stone for you.
Not only will you gain insight into key areas of leadership and people management, but you’ll explore a broad range of evidence-based HR practices, recruitment strategies, and employment law as well as employee relationship management, talent management and workforce planning.

So, if you want to stand out or make the leap to a mid-level management role (i.e. line manager, HR advisor, or HR business partner), then we’d recommend taking a look at this comprehensive and insightful course to get the ball rolling.

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

This qualification is equivalent to a Master’s degree and is the ultimate people management course to take if you want to gain or formalise the high-level skills you need to be an effective senior manager.

You’ll get a glimpse into advanced areas of HR, including strategic people management and performance strategies, personal effectiveness, ethics, and business acumen, strategic employment relations and reward management, as well as resourcing and talent management to sustain success.

Once you complete this course not only will you be an HR expert, but you’ll be able to apply to become a CIPD Chartered Member, the ultimate accolade in the people profession.


Whether you want to choose an online course or a blended programme, studying a CIPD qualification with us is simple, flexible, affordable, and guaranteed to help you along in your career.

For more information on the CIPD programmes we offer, get in touch with us today. 

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