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CIPD Level 7 AwardLearning and Talent Development

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  • Learn at postgraduate level with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Become a go-to expert on learning and talent development policy and practice
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & expert personal tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot review from 2500+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Learning and development plays a crucial role in formulating and achieving the objectives of organisations, governments, individuals and groups.

You'll develop a deep critical understanding of the potential and limitations of learning and talent development policies and strategies, and cultivate the intellectual, social, professional and personal skills required to excel and lead in L&D and talent-related roles.

Entry requirements

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.

 

Course content

The course consists of one module from the CIPD Level 7 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.

Both the course and assessment are fully online. You'll learn to:

  • Critically analyse and evaluate the formulation and implementation of processes of learning and talent development strategies for defining and achieving current and future effectiveness at national, organisational, group and individual levels
  • Critically evaluate the potential and appropriateness of a range of learning and talent development strategies, policies and methods with reference to relevant contextual factors
  • Lead the initiation, development and implementation of learning and talent development strategies, interventions and activities
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with key internal and external partners and stakeholders to diagnose and manage learning and talent development response to problems, and ensure clarity of role and contribution to agreed responses
  • Critically assess the role of and influence the politics of learning/talent development policy and practice in a range of contexts
  • Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity in learning and talent development and to continuous personal and professional development

If you'd like to study a broader range of topics and prepare for strategic senior HR roles, we recommend the comprehensive Level 7 Diploma or mid-length Level 7 Certificate.

 

Qualification

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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  • Learn from highly experienced tutors including HR Directors, CEOs, lecturers and PhDs
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates
  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms

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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 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK CIPD provider. 

And our CIPD pass rate is 95% 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.

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

CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma. They're useful if you only want to learn about one specific area of HR, such as employment law.

CIPD Certificates are well-rounded mid-length qualifications, covering essential units from the Diploma.

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.

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

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.

  • Unlimited on-demand tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals

There are no exams or workshops on this course. You'll be assessed through a 3000-word written assignment.

You’ll submit your assignment online to be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

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.

]*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.

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