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CIPD Level 7 CertificateHuman Resources

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£140/month interest-free

Payments
27 months

Deposit
£150

Total Price
£3,930

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Average completion time9 - 12 months

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Support period15 months

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100% online - no workshopsplus unlimited 1:1 tutor support

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Start anytime& study at your own pace

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee, CIPD exam fees if choosing modules assessed by exam

  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre †
  • A shorter postgraduate-level course, ideal if you have significant HR experience
  • Prepare for strategic senior roles like HR Manager, Consultant or Director
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & personal tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Gain trusted HR knowledge: 91% of our students recommend CIPD 

Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement 

Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years 

Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name

Entry requirements

To study the CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree and be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.

It's ideal if you're looking for a shorter Level 7 course than the full CIPD Level 7 Diploma.

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.

Course content

The course is fully online. Most units are assessed through written assignments submitted online; two units involve in-person exams.

You'll choose 4 of the following units to study:

  • Human Resource Management in Context (exam)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (exam)
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Reward Management
  • Employment Law
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Organisational Design and Organisational Development

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

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.

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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

Mark Butcher‘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

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 CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • Learn from top experts with specialist tutors for each unit
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

See what it's really like to be an ICS Learn student. Learn how you'll access your course, join an online classroom, chat to your tutor, complete your assessments, and more.

Human Resources FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

Level 5 is for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Diploma, Certificate and Award indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification.

At each CIPD Level, there is a Diploma, a Certificate, and a variety of Awards.

  • CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most students choose the Diploma.
  • CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential units from the Diploma.
  • CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma.

Diplomas and Certificates give you CIPD professional membership; Awards don’t.

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 here

Your assessments for this course depend on which 4 units you choose to study.

Two units are assessed by in-person exam: HRM in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People.

The others are assessed through assignments submitted online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will each be between 1000 and 7500 words, depending on which units you choose.

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.

†ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews.

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

‡Data from a survey of 79 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.

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

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