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 ‡
Gain trusted HR knowledge: 91% of our students recommend CIPD ‡
Enhance your credibility: the only HR qualification that leads to CIPD Chartered Membership
To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree.
As the qualification is equivalent to a Master's degree, you should be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.
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.
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.
If you specialise in HR development by choosing all three development units, you'll achieve the Level 7 Diploma in HRD rather than HRM.
‘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 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.