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The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources is a postgraduate-level qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
This 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 employment law, 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.
We've been a trusted CIPD Approved Centre for 30 years, so whatever your professional aspirations, we're here to help you achieve them.
This is an Advanced course, so you should have a good level of HR experience and be prepared to undertake postgraduate-level study. A 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 CIPD Level 7 Diploma, so it's ideal if you want to focus on only a few areas of HR.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.
The course and assignments are fully online.
You'll choose 4 of the following units to study:
If you'd like to develop a broader HR skillset, the CIPD Level 7 Diploma allows you to study 8 of the above units instead of 4.
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
‘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
‘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
‘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
* 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 CIPD graduates from 08/15 & 08/17.