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The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management is the most comprehensive and advanced HR qualification offered by CIPD. It's replaced their flagship CIPD Professional Development Scheme and is equivalent to a Master's degree.
This fully online course, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), is perfect if you're in an HR management role and want to formalise and build on your experience and knowledge, or if you're responsible for HR activities and planning and need the specialist skills to excel in your role.
A Level 7 CIPD qualification is also ideal if you aspire to become a Chartered Member of CIPD, as it'll set you on the pathway to Chartered Member (MCIPD) or Chartered Fellow (FCIPD) status.
This Advanced CIPD qualification is the most widely-respected and sought-after HR qualification, and will demonstrate to employers that you hold yourself to the highest standards and are committed to your professional development.
You'll study resource and talent management, employment law, and reward management in depth, and learn how to manage employment relations and investigate business issues from an HR perspective.
You'll gain a deep understanding of the environment and contexts within which HR 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 Advanced Diploma in HR Management, you need a total of 120 credits.
When you enrol with ICS Learn you enrol on the full Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, but you'll complete the programme two modules at a time.
The first four modules you'll study are the core modules. You'll study two at a time in the order shown below.
You'll then choose four out of five possible elective modules:
We'll be happy to help you choose the modules that will be most useful to you.
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
This is an Advanced Level 7 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 also be beneficial.
The Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management is ideal if you:
Once you've completed the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a variety of senior HR roles.
Jobs you could hold after completing the highest level of CIPD study include:
Level 7 CIPD courses are the most widely sought-after HR qualifications, and the Diploma is the most comprehensive course, so you'll be all set for a lucrative and rewarding career.
You'll automatically become an Associate Member of the CIPD, and you'll be on the path to becoming a Chartered Member or Fellow once you've acquired the necessary professional experience.
This is the highest level and most comprehensive CIPD qualification. The next step in your professional development would be to work towards Chartered Member or Fellow status with CIPD.
You can either pay for your course in full or opt for an interest-free payment plan. You'll pay a small deposit and the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can extend the terms or pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.
As a Level 7 CIPD student, you'll also have the option to complete and pay for two modules at a time. These can also be set up on a monthly payment plan.
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 modules 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, email or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, assessments and exams, 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 marked and 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 also benefit from our CIPD mentors, who'll be your first point of contact regarding the course. They'll make you a personalised study plan which is shaped to your needs, ambitions and schedule. They'll also make your life easier by registering your CIPD membership for you and booking any workshops you wish to attend.
There are two CIPD-set exams, with the remaining assessments being via a skills portfolio, a management research report and written assignments.
You'll complete practice assessments that'll be marked by your tutor, so you'll be fully prepared for your final CIPD assessments.