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CIPD Level 7 Diploma inHuman Resource Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£140/month interest-free

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Average completion time18 - 24 months

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  • Gain globally respected HRD accreditation with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Postgraduate-level study, ideal if you have significant HR or L&D experience
  • Prepare for strategic senior roles like HR/L&D Director or Consultant
  • Become a CIPD Chartered Member once you have the required experience
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

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 AmazonVirgin 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:

  • Shape your learning around your work and family life
  • Study from anywhere, on your commute, lunch break, evenings and weekends
  • Unlimited support from world-class L&D experts by phone or online
  • Live interactive online classrooms let you learn from Chartered CIPD tutors face-to-face

Entry requirements

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.

Course content

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.

Core units

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership 
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective 
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Leadership and Management Development 
  • Organisational Design and Organisational Development 

Optional units

  • Resourcing and Talent Management 
  • Managing Employment Relations 
  • Reward Management 
  • Employment Law 

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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- Xue Bai, Global HR Process Transformation Lead, Vodafone

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- Usman Riaz Qazi, Head of HR & Organization Development, Naveena Group

  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Fellows, Members or Academic Associates
  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime – just send a message or arrange a call
  • Ask questions in real time in our live tutor-led online CIPD classrooms
  • Watch and re-watch recorded CIPD classrooms anytime

FAQs

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 3000 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 L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first L&D role.

Level 5 is for those with some L&D experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR/L&D experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior 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.

Diploma and Certificate indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification. There's an L&D Diploma and Certificate at each CIPD Level.

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.

CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential units from the Diploma.

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 1:1 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 senior HR professionals

There are two in-person exams for this course. You'll sit them at at your nearest CIPD assessment venue.

Please contact your local British Council to find your nearest CIPD exam venue prior to enrolling.

You'll also submit a variety of written assignments online, each between 1000 and 7500 words. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

If you would prefer to be assessed solely online, you could study the shorter CIPD Level 7 Certificate. It allows you to omit the modules that are assessed by exam: HRM in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

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 of 96% 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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