The online CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources is a postgraduate-level qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
This 100% online human resources course is perfect if you're in an HR or L&D management role and want to formalise and extend your expertise, or if you're responsible for HR/L&D strategy and need the specialist skills to excel in your role.
As this is a shorter course than the Level 7 Diploma, you'll have a choice of modules. You could learn how to manage employment relations, acquire the skills to investigate business issues from an HR perspective, or study talent development, reward management, organisational design or other specialities in depth.
You'll gain a deep understanding of the environment and contexts within which HR and L&D practitioners, management and workers interact, and become familiar with current research on approaches to human resource management and development.
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To achieve the Level 7 CIPD Advanced Certificate in HR, you need a total of 60 credits. This is gained by choosing four of the following modules:
Human Resource Management in Context
Leading, Managing and Developing People
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
Resourcing and Talent Management
Managing Employment Relations
Learning and Talent Development
Leadership and Management Development
Organisational Design and Organisational Development
This is an Advanced course, so you should have a good level of HR experience and be prepared to undertake postgraduate-level study. A prior degree-based educational background would be beneficial.
The Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources is ideal if you:
It's a shorter course than the Level 7 Diploma, covering 4 modules compared to the Diploma's 8, so it's ideal if you want to focus on only a few areas of HR.
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.
If you're unsure that this is the right course for you, speak to our expert CIPD course advisors by phone, email or webchat. They'll take time to learn about your experience, education and ambitions, and help you make the right choice.
If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before
Once you've completed the Advanced Certificate in Human Resources, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a variety of senior HR roles. Jobs you could hold include:
Level 7 CIPD courses are the most widely sought-after HR and L&D qualifications, so you'll be poised for a lucrative and rewarding career.
The modules you choose from on this course are taken from the full Level 7 Diplomas in HR Management and HR Development. That means that if you choose to expand your studies to the more comprehensive Diploma, you'll already be halfway there.
You'll automatically become an Associate Member of the CIPD after completing this Certificate, and if you go on to complete the full Level 7 Diploma you can become a Chartered Member (MCIPD) or Fellow (FCIPD) once you've acquired the necessary professional experience.
After completing the Certificate, you could move on to study the full CIPD Level 7 Diploma. This will allow you to study an additional 4 modules, greatly broadening and deepening your HR knowledge. You won't pay for the entire course, just the difference in price between the Certificate and the Diploma.
We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll be able to get started right away with a small deposit and pay the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
If your company will fund your course, we can help you arrange this.
Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.
Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students.
Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. You'll work through step-by-step units so you can easily keep track of your progress.
You'll have the opportunity to join a live induction webinar when you start your course. It's designed to help you navigate your way around the student community, to offer you help and support, and most importantly to give you a warm and friendly welcome to ICS Learn. We usually hold one a week, and you can attend any one that suits you.
You’ll have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:
In addition to working through your course materials, you'll be able to join a live tutor-led online classroom. You'll be able to talk to the tutor, interact with other students, and get help with anything you're stuck with. All the classes are recorded so you can watch them in your own time if you prefer, and re-watch them as many times as you need.
You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who'll be with you from enrolment to graduation. Their support is unlimited and you can contact them by phone or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, and assessments, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.
They’ll also give you test papers and mock exams to ensure you’re ready to pass your exams. All your papers will be given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.
Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.
You'll complete test assessments which have been devised to prepare you fully for your final CIPD assessments.
The CIPD set exams are dependant on the modules you choose. Please contact our course advisors for more information.