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CIPD Level 7Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

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Average completion time18 - 24 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre†
  • The ideal course for experienced HR professionals and HR graduates
  • Gain the strategic skills you need for roles like HR Business Partner, Consultant, and Director
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & unlimited CIPD tutor support

Why is this course right for you?

Develop the advanced strategic skills you need to excel in senior HR roles with this online postgraduate-level qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

  • Enhance your credibility: gain prestigious CIPD Chartered Membership
  • Upgrade your CV: 95% of our students say CIPD helped them attract employers
  • Achieve top jobs: 81% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential
  • Earn more: 73% of our CIPD students increase their salary

That's why 94% of our students recommend CIPD.‡

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should generally have at least one of the following:

  • Considerable experience working in an HR role 
  • Senior managerial experience that involved a broad range of HR elements
  • An HR degree

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved one of the following, or an equivalent:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in each category
  • TOEFL: 90 overall score with a minimum of 19 in each category
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this isn't mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

CIPD course content

Your CIPD Level 7 Advanced course and assignments are fully online.

You'll study eight modules, made up of seven core modules and your choice of one elective module.

Core modules

  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment 
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance 
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen 
  • Business Research in People Practice 
  • Strategic Reward Management 
  • Strategic Employment Relations 

Elective modules (choose one) 

  • Advanced Employment Law in Practice 
  • Learning and Development Practice 
  • Managing People in an International Context
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning 
  • Advanced Diversity and Inclusion 

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

Please note that this course is part of the transition to CIPD’s new 2021 syllabus. In January and February, you’ll have access to the first module, which is taken from the previous CIPD syllabus. In March, you’ll gain access to the rest of the modules which are from the new CIPD syllabus.

This won't affect the qualification you achieve – you'll be awarded the new 2021 qualification.

CIPD assessments

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, letting you demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll submit your assignments online, and they’ll be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

Once you've passed all your assignments, you'll be awarded your new CIPD qualification!

 

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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

Jen Fryer‘All of the tutors I have had an experience with are highly knowledgeable and experts in their field. I feel confident that I am receiving teaching from the best in the industry.’
- Jen Fryer

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 expert CIPD tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes
  • There's no limit on how often you can ask for help – we're always here for you
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

Human Resources FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible professional learning for 130 years. We have students in more than 100 countries.

We’re the UK's most trusted online CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 99% from thousands of students each year. *

There are three CIPD Human Resources qualifications to choose from.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management is designed for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you have some experience of HR duties in a non-HR role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is designed for those with considerable HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.

If you’d like to specialise in L&D, you could also study one of our CIPD Learning & Development courses.

We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.

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.

As an ICS Learn CIPD student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have access to:

  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your CIPD tutor – get in touch online or arrange a phone call
  • Live online CIPD classrooms so you can learn and ask questions in real time
  • CIPD classroom recordings so you can watch and rewatch them at a time that suits you
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals
  • Our friendly Student Services team to help you with non-academic questions
  • Our all-in-one online learning platform, the Student Community, filled with interactive course materials designed by CIPD experts

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

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 think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

* Pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 3,471 ICS Learn CIPD students who graduated between 2012 and 2019.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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