This postgraduate qualification from CIPD is the most respected HR Development qualification in the world.
We’ve been a leading CIPD centre for 30 years and are trusted by prestigious organisations including Amazon, Virgin and Vodafone.
With us, you can achieve the same CIPD Level 7 Diploma you’d get in a classroom, with all the benefits of online learning:
To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should have significant HR or L&D experience or an HR degree.
This qualification is equivalent to a Master's degree, so 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.
Please contact your local British Council to find your nearest CIPD exam venue prior to enrolling.
You'll study 8 units in total: all 7 core units, plus your choice of 1 optional unit.
Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.
The Level 7 Diploma in HRD allows you to specialise in HR development. If you'd rather study broader HR management, the Level 7 Diploma in HRM offers the same content but with greater flexibility in which units you choose.
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