This postgraduate-level course will give you a rigorous framework of evidence-based people management and development knowledge that will underpin your development as an HR leader.
You'll first become familiar with contemporary research on effective approaches to HR and L&D, then examine major theoretical and practical debates in the fields of leadership, flexibility, and change management.
You'll become an outstanding manager as well as an effective HR specialist, confidently able to increase the levels of engagement, commitment, motivation and performance in your organisation.
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.
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 consists of one module from the CIPD Level 7 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.
It's fully online and is assessed through one in-person exam. You'll learn to:
On completion of this course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Human Resources, and your certificate from CIPD will reflect this.
The subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.
Please note that this Award won't qualify you for CIPD associate membership.
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- Mark Butcher
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- Sarah Watts
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† 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.