As the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is equivalent to post-graduate study, it's the most challenging HR qualification that we offer. But it is also potentially one of the most fulfilling.
Aimed at experienced HR professionals who have several years of experience and detailed professional knowledge, the qualification is designed to improve your strategic awareness, insight and planning. These are essential traits for leadership and senior management positions in the field. By studying the CIPD Level 7, you'll be refining and honing your skillset so that you can successfully gain roles at the very highest levels of the profession.
It also differs in the fact that, once you've successfully completed it and gained the relevant work experience requirements, you'll be able to apply for Chartered status too.
In the CIPD Level 7, you'll study four core modules, three specialist modules and choose one elective module to study, based on your professional interests.
- Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
- People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
- Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
- Business Research in People Practice
- Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success
- Strategic Reward Management
- Strategic Employment Relations
Elective modules (choose one)
- Advanced Employment Law in Practice
- Learning and Development Practice
- Managing People in an International Context
- Advanced Diversity and Inclusion
- Wellbeing at Work
- Technology-Enhanced Learning
- Organisational Design and Development
Here's what you can expect to cover in the core modules:
In Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment, you'll explore the interaction between the commercial business environment and potential future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. You'll examine the range of people management practices that are growing in influence and importance, including those relating to ethics and sustainability, employee well-being, equality, diversity and inclusion.
In People Management and Development Strategies for Performance, you'll examine how evidence-based, outcomes-driven and principles-led practice supports the core purpose of HR and people management. Over the module, you'll explore how HR professionals create value and deliver outcomes for organisations and employees, and how contributing to the achievement of business objectives improves performance and enhances the employee experience.
In Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen, you'll explore how ethical and effective behaviours can be used to champion better work and develop business acumen, as well as the crucial theories that underpin inclusiveness and influencing others through fair behaviours. This module will help you to develop your perception, critical thinking, communication and teamwork and will enhance your understanding of how actions and inclusive behaviour impact on ethics and the organisation.
In Business Research in People Practice, you'll explore how to take a systematic approach to define, design and undertake a business research project in people management. Over the course of the module, you'll develop your ability to produce an integrated report based on evidence and to include own recommendations and critical reflection.
In Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success, you'll examine the day-to-day practicalities and the long-term strategic issues associated with resourcing organisations. You'll look at how to ethically and fairly, maximise the performance of staff and the organisation.
In Strategic Reward Management, you'll look at the role of strategic rewards in attracting, motivating and retaining people at work and in achieving organisational goals. This module will provide you with the skills to design, introduce, manage and evaluate effective and fair reward strategies along with the knowledge of how these policies and practices link and impact other people management and human resources practices.
In Strategic Employment Relations, you'll develop your strategic knowledge of UK employment law and how this impacts both employers and employees. You'll cover relevant employment legislation in detail so that you can support employees and employers to abide by the law.