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CIPD Level 7 Course | Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

The #1 CIPD online training provider for senior-level HR professionals looking to enhance their careers.

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Start date: 15th July

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What is the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management?

The CIPD Level 7 is designed for senior HR professionals and those in strategic roles, equipping them with advanced knowledge and skills to operate at a strategic level within an organization. The Level 7 qualification covers topics such as strategic HR management, leadership, organizational development, and managing change.  

The Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management extends the disciplines within the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. This Advanced Diploma is aimed at expanding learners’ autonomy so they can strategically direct organisations and their people.  

What’s included in your CIPD Level 7 HR online and distance learning course?

When you learn with Avado, you get access to our online learning Hub, which comes with lots of benefits. It’s no different when you’re working on your CIPD Level 7 courses online with us.* You’ll get:

Online Seminars with your dedicated tutor
Structured but flexible courses
Learn 100% online
24-month support period
On completion of this advanced diploma, you will be able to apply for CIPD Chartered membership.

What’s included in your CIPD Level 7 HR online and distance learning course?

When you learn with Avado, you get access to our online learning Hub, which comes with lots of benefits. It’s no different when you’re working on your CIPD Level 7 online with us.* You’ll get:

24-hour access to the online campus

So you can complete your coursework when it suits your schedule.

Online, live classes

Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates.

Flexibility

So you can focus on being productive while still developing yourself from home.

Dedicated, expert tutors

Subject matter-expert tutors and a community for support through the course.

QuickScore

Exclusive access to Ava

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Exclusive HR community where professionals interact, share, and benefit.

CIPD Level 7 Modules for Strategic People Management

Four core units

Unit 1: Work and working lives in a changing business environment

You’ll learn about…

Ways in which major, long-term environmental developments affect employment, work and people management in organisations.
Current and short-term developments in the people management business environment.
How change, innovation and creativity can promote improvements in organisational productivity.
The key interrelationships between organisational commitment to ethics, sustainability, diversity and wellbeing.
Unit 2: People management and development strategies for performance

You’ll learn about…

The benefits of aligning people practices with organisational strategy and culture.
How the development of people practices improve organisational performance and employee experience.
Current practice in major areas of people management and development work.
The role and influence of people professionals in different organisational settings.
Unit 3: Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen

You’ll learn about…

Model principles and values that promote inclusivity aimed at maximising the contribution that people make to organisations.
How to challenge business outcomes for yourself and organisations.
How to apply learning to enhance personal effectiveness.
Influencing others during decision-making while showing courage and conviction.
Unit 4: Business research in people practice

You’ll learn about…

How to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value.
The most appropriate research methods to collect data for the chosen project.
How to analyse data to make decisions and provide business and people management insights.
How to propose recommendations based on conclusions derived from the research and analysis.

Three HR specialist units

Unit 1: Strategic employment relations

You’ll learn about…

Different perspectives of employment relations and how they influence the roles of people professionals and line managers.regulations
How external institutions can shape employment relations at organisational level.regulations
How people professionals can work with employees and trade unions to sustain mutuality and voice.regulations
Performance, disciplinary and grievance matters.
Unit 2: Resourcing and talent management to sustain success

You’ll learn about…

The impact of the changing business environment on resourcing and talent management strategy and practice regulations
Organisational recruitment and selection strategies regulations
The importance of succession planning to support sustainable organisational performance regulations
Turnover and retention trends, and how organisations build talent pools.
Unit 3: Strategic reward management

You’ll learn about…

Effective reward strategies and policy frameworks.regulations
The value of a ‘total rewards’ approach.regulations
Pay structures and approaches to establishing pay levels.regulations
The importance of organisational approaches to compliant and ethical reward practice.

One of two additional specialist units

Unit 1: Advanced employment law in practice

You’ll learn about…

The legal framework for employment regulation in the UK.regulations
Regulations that aim to protect employees from unlawful acts of discrimination.regulations
Law in relation to establishment, alteration and termination of employment contracts.regulations
Compliance in relation to further regulations relevant to major areas of people practice.
Unit 2: Wellbeing at work

You’ll learn about…

How wellbeing is relevant to the workplace regulations
The links between work, health, wellbeing and people management practices and processes regulations
How employer and employee wellbeing aligns with strategy regulations
The importance of the wellbeing strategy to sustain organisational performance.

CIPD Advanced Diploma career options

The skills you’ll learn in this course will get you ready to take on senior Human Resources roles. You’ll also be eligible for Chartered Membership of the CIPD, and roles such as:

73% of graduates progressed their careers within 3 months of qualification
40% of employers looking for more skilled candidates for HR roles
£
HR Director*

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, June 2023

CIPD Level 7 FAQs

How do I enrol on the CIPD Level 7 Course?

Click the ‘buy now’ button to enrol on the course. Alternatively, you can fill in our registration form, after which one of our specialist enrolment consultants will be in touch.  

As our Advanced Diploma is our most demanding programme, we ask that all potential learners complete an enrolment form and attend an interview with the Programme Lead to confirm their suitability. We reserve the right to cancel your enrolment and refund any payment made.

How long does CIPD Level 7 take? 

The CIPD level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development takes 21-23 months to complete.  

What is CIPD Level 7 equivalent to?

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma is the most advanced Human Resources qualification you can take with the CIPD. It’s equivalent to a postgraduate degree. It is typically on the same level as a master’s degree. 

What will I need to start the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma?

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma is tailored for individuals with substantial experience in HR or L&D, or those holding an HR degree. While a degree or university background is not mandatory for enrolment, candidates should be prepared to undertake studies at this advanced level. 

Can I do CIPD Level 7 without Level 5?

Yes, you can. Although Level 5 is a great foundation for this course, and is recommended, significant management-level experience in HR can also be considered. It’s also possible to start at Level 7 if you already have relevant senior-level HR experience. 

Who are the CIPD?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development, with a worldwide community of around 140,000 members.

CIPD qualifications are internationally respected by employers and designed by industry-leading experts to include all the latest thinking and ideas.

Which CIPD qualification is right for me?

There are three CIPD Human Resources qualifications to choose from.  

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice, also known as CIPD Level 3, is tailored for individuals with limited HR exposure, or those just beginning their journey in the field. This programme provides a solid foundation for entry into the profession. 

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management, also known as CIPD Level 5, is crafted for individuals with moderate HR experience seeking advancement into mid-level HR positions. It’s also suitable for those who have undertaken HR responsibilities in non-HR roles. 

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is also known as CIPD level 7. It targets individuals with substantial HR experience or an HR degree, who are prepared for postgraduate-level education. This diploma equips you for senior strategic HR positions and qualifies you to pursue CIPD Chartered Membership.  

If you choose to pursue a career in L&D, you could study through our CIPD Learning & Development Level 5 courses.

What is a CIPD Level 7 qualification?

CIPD Level 7 is the most advanced Human Resources qualification offered by the CIPD. It is comparable to a postgraduate or master’s degree. At this level, there are two qualifications available: one focusing on HR and the other on L&D. Achieving the CIPD Level 7 Diploma is necessary to attain CIPD Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow status.

Is CIPD Level 7 a master’s?

A CIPD Level 7 qualification is a postgraduate-level qualification in Human Resource Management (HRM). It will contribute to a complete Master’s degree; you can top up the qualification to an MA.

What is the highest HR qualification? 

In the CIPD, the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is roughly equivalent to a Master’s degree. It will put you on track to achieve CIPD Chartered status – the HR industry’s ultimate accolade. At university, it would be considered on the same level as an MA or MBA.

Which HR qualifications are the most recognised in the UK? 

The CIPD professional qualifications are the most recognised globally and are highly credible in the industry.  

There are three CIPD Human Resources qualifications to choose from.  

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice, also known as CIPD Level 3, is tailored for individuals with limited HR exposure, or those just beginning their journey in the field. This programme provides a solid foundation for entry into the profession. 

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management, also known as CIPD Level 5, is crafted for individuals with moderate HR experience seeking advancement into mid-level HR positions. It’s also suitable for those who have undertaken HR responsibilities in non-HR roles. 

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is also known as CIPD level 7. It targets individuals with substantial HR experience or an HR degree, who are prepared for postgraduate-level education. This diploma equips you for senior strategic HR positions and qualifies you to pursue CIPD Chartered Membership.  

If you choose to pursue a career in L&D, you could study through our CIPD Learning & Development Level 5 courses

Can I study CIPD Level 7 courses online or through distance learning? 

Yes, you can get your CIPD Level 7 Advanced qualification 100% online and accelerate your career from anywhere. CIPD’s postgraduate-level qualifications are well-suited for individuals with substantial experience in HR or L&D. They’re also ideal for those who possess an HR degree and are looking to move into senior strategic roles. 

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Cohort based, structured programme with live tutor sessions

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All course materials included
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