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The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management is the most comprehensive and advanced HR qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It's 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.
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 Level 7 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 also be beneficial.
The Advanced Diploma in HR Management is ideal if you:
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 is fully online. It's assessed through written assignments and two in-person exams.
You’ll study all 4 core units, then your choice of 4 optional units.
If you specialise in HR development by choosing all three development units, you'll achieve the Level 7 Diploma in HRD rather than HRM.
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 based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.
† 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.