CIPD Level 7 DiplomaHuman Resource Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 95%*

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£164.10/month interest-free



£400 this month

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Average completion time:18 - 24 months

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Support period:30 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre
  • Postgraduate-level study, ideal if you have significant HR experience
  • Prepare for strategic senior roles like HR Manager, Consultant or Director
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & personal tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement

Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years

Gain trusted HR knowledge: 91% of our students recommend CIPD

Enhance your credibility: the only qualification that leads to respected CIPD Chartered Membership

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree. As this qualification is equivalent to a Masters, you should be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.

If English is your second language, you’ll need an IELTS 6.5 or ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent). If you don’t have this, we’ll review your case on an individual basis.

Course content

You’ll study all four core modules, then choose four out of seven possible elective modules.

Core modules

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective

Elective modules

  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Reward Management
  • Employment Law
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Organisational Design and Organisational Development

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.

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Klaudia Czechowicz ‘Shortly after getting my CIPD Level 7 Diploma, I secured an HR Business Partner role and have never been happier! My managers and colleagues recognised the calibre of the qualification, and I became a much more confident professional.’
- Klaudia Czechowicz

Mark Butcher ‘I wanted a company that would be there when I needed them to be, that wouldn’t require me to ‘check-in’ every week as if I was on probation but who would have the necessary expertise to advise me. ICS Learn was the only choice.’
- Mark Butcher

Sarah Watts ‘Working full-time and having two young children, it was important that I could work at my own pace. My HR Director encouraged me to take this route rather than do an MA, as she felt CIPD was more about applying the theory in practice.’
- Sarah Watts

  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • Learn from top experts with specialist tutors for each module
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates


Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.7/10 from more than 2000 independent reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK CIPD provider.

And our CIPD pass rate is 95% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

Level 5 is for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most of our students choose the Diploma.

CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential modules from the Diploma.

CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one module from the Diploma.

Diplomas and Certificates give you CIPD professional membership; Awards don’t.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • All tutors are CIPD Chartered Fellows, Chartered Members, or Academic Associates

You’ll sit two in-person exams on this course. Your other assignments will be submitted online, and will include skills portfolios, management research reports, and other written assignments. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

If you would prefer to be assessed fully online at Level 7, the shorter CIPD Level 7 Certificate allows you to omit the modules that are assessed by exam.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors on .

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before enrolment so that we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

* Pass rate of 95% based on 17,406 submitted assignments and 16,550 passes between 16th January 2016 and 17th January 2017.

ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

Data from a survey of 79 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.

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