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The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management is the most comprehensive and advanced HR qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It's replaced their CIPD Professional Development Scheme and is equivalent to a Master's degree.
This fully online course is perfect if you're in a personnel management or strategy role and want to build on your knowledge. It will prepare you to take on roles such as Head of HR and develop and implement HR policy at the highest level.
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.
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.
You'll also have the option of specialising in key areas such as employment law, talent development, organisational design and reward management.
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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. We recommend starting with the elective modules, but you can complete them in any order.
You'll complete all four.
You'll choose four out of seven 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
Leadership and Management Development
Organisational Design and Organisational Development
This is an Advanced Level 7 course, so you should have a good level of HR experience and be prepared to undertake
The Advanced Diploma in HR Management is ideal if you:
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 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.
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 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.
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.