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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Our CIPD qualifications are the flagship qualifications for HR and Learning & Development professionals and are widely recognised by employers.

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Our CIPD qualifications are the flagship qualifications for HR and Learning and Development professionals and widely recognised in the people profession.

WHY STUDY CIPD LEVEL 7 WITH MOL?

  • Studying at Masters level, this is the most prestigious CIPD qualification you can attain. When you successfully complete your L7 Diploma, you can top up to achieve your full MSc (developed in partnership with the University of Salford) in just 7 months.
  • 94% pass rate for individual learners at Level 7
  • Our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is browser-based and can be accessed on any system. You’ll find interactive online activities, engaging topic based videos, opportunities for collaboration with peers and tutor plus learner forums for questions and feedback.
  • Choose the study mode to suit you – with the flexibility to change if you want to
  • We’re a not-for-profit organisation. This means all profits we make are re-invested to improve what we do for our learners. It also means that you do not pay VAT on our courses, so the price you see is the price you pay.
  • The only qualification allowing you to upgrade to the highly regarded CIPD Chartered Membership. 
  • Our courses are designed by HR specialists to help you develop your expertise and achieve your professional qualification; giving you the confidence to showcase your knowledge, improve your performance and make a real difference in your workplace.

We recommend the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma if: 

You’re aiming to become a strategic HR leader in your organisation.

You want to develop a really in depth HR/L&D knowledge and explore innovative new areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning.

Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Prices from: £5,350 

Length: 24 months (up to 36 months for On Demand)

Assignments: 8

Units

Core Units

  1. Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  2. People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
  3. Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
  4. Business Research in People Practice
  5. Strategic Employment Relations
  6. Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success
  7. Strategic Reward Management

+ Choose one of the following optional units

  • Organisational Design and Development
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Advanced Employment Law Practice 

Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development 

Prices from: £5,250

Length: 24 months (up to 36 months for On Demand)

Assignments: 8

Units

Core Units

  1. Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  2. People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
  3. Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
  4. Business Research in People Practice
  5. Organisational Design and Development
  6. Leadersdhip and Management Development in Context
  7. Designing Learning to Improve Performance

+ Choose one of the following optional units

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Advanced Employment Law in Practice

Focused On You - Courses designed by dedicated HR specialists

Our CIPD courses help you develop your expertise and achieve your professional qualification; giving you the confidence to showcase your knowledge, improve your performance and make a real difference in your workplace.

Learner feedback inspired us to create a choice of three study modes, giving you the flexibility to learn your way. 

On Demand – Ultimate flexibility to achieve your CIPD Qualification anywhere in the world, study at your own pace with great support to fit around your work and home life.

  • Stay on track with a weekly structure on the MOL VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Collaborate with your peers in our community forums and access a wide range of great content in the Resource Zone.
  • 24/7 access to short, easy to digest, ‘Topic Essential’ videos to help you get started
  • Guided activities help you build and apply your knowledge
  • Comprehensive assessment briefing videos and tutor support helps you prepare for assessment success
  • Dedicated Tutor support to guide you in your learning and provide personal tutorials via phone or video

Live Online - Prefer to learn with a group? Get all the benefits of On Demand with timetabled live interactive webinar sessions with your tutor and peers.

  • The most flexible way to study with a clear timetable to keep you on track
  • Participate in live webinars wherever you are in the world
  • Great support from expert tutors

Classroom (for UK based learners) - Want more structure? Get all the above plus the support of the classroom environment. UK based learners can meet, interact, and network with their tutor and peers, with a clear timetable and structured workshops.

  • All the support you need in face-to-face sessions with tutors and fellow learners 
  • Start each unit with an engaging, topic based workshops to set you up for success
  • Live webinars so you can consolidate your learning

Top-up to a Masters and save £500

Pay only £2,495 (usual price £2,995) for a Masters qualification when you sign up for our combined Level 7 Diploma and Masters package.

Achieve your Masters, in just 7 months by researching and submitting your MSc dissertation following completion of your L7 Diploma.

We’ve worked in partnership with the University of Salford to develop an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management. Exclusively delivered by MOL and awarded by the University of Salford our structured weekly content, live interactive webinars and expert tutors means we give you all the support you need to succeed.

For more information please complete our enquiry form or call one of our Qualification Advisors on 03452 032 103

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Covid-19 Information - For now, we continue to provide exclusively online study but are reviewing our position with each Government announcement on the lifting of lockdown restrictions. 

All MOL programmes across our locations run subject to demand and availability. This is to ensure you get a high quality learning experience. We also allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of completed applications.

Please note - there may be additional start dates available in your preferred location to the ones shown on our website. For details of further dates, please contact one of our Qualification Advisors.

Course Details

Our CIPD courses help you develop your expertise and achieve your professional qualification; giving you the confidence to showcase your knowledge, improve your performance and make a real difference in your workplace.

Learner feedback inspired us to create a choice of three study modes, giving you the flexibility to learn your way. 

On Demand – Ultimate flexibility to achieve your CIPD Qualification anywhere in the world, study at your own pace with great support to fit around your work and home life.

  • Stay on track with a weekly structure on the MOL VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Collaborate with your peers in our community forums and access a wide range of great content in the Resource Zone.
  • 24/7 access to short, easy to digest, ‘Topic Essential’ videos to help you get started.
  • Guided activities help you build and apply your knowledge.
  • Comprehensive assessment briefing videos and tutor support helps you prepare for assessment success.
  • Dedicated Tutor support to guide you in your learning and provide personal tutorials via phone or video.

Live Online - Prefer to learn with a group? Get all the benefits of On Demand with timetabled live interactive webinar sessions with your tutor and peers.

  • The most flexible way to study with a clear timetable to keep you on track.
  • Participate in live webinars wherever you are in the world.
  • Great support from expert tutors.

Classroom (for UK based learners) - Want more structure? Get all the above plus the support of the classroom environment. UK based learners can meet, interact, and network with their tutor and peers, with a clear timetable and structured workshops.

  • All the support you need in face-to-face sessions with tutors and fellow learners.
  • Start each unit with an engaging, topic based workshops to set you up for success.
  • Live webinars so you can consolidate your learning.

7CO01 Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment 

This unit extends understanding of the interaction between the commercial business environment and likely future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. It discusses the range of people practices that are growing in importance, including those relating to ethics and sustainability, employee well-being, equality, diversity and inclusion. 

7CO02 People Management and Development Strategies for Performance 

This unit focuses on the importance of evidence-based, outcomes-driven and principles-led practice in support of the core purpose of the people profession. It explores how people 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. It also focuses on the need for policy and practice to be delivered coherently, in a way that is integrated and in line with organisational objectives.

7CO03 Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen 

This unit is about supporting successful workers and promoting effective and ethical behaviours to champion better work and working lives and develop business acumen. The theories and concepts that underpin this subject are essential for promoting inclusiveness and influencing others through fair and transparent behaviours. Through core skillsets such as perception, critical thinking, communication and teamwork, this unit will promote understanding of how actions and inclusive behaviour impact on ethics and the organisation. 7CO04 Business Research in People Practice 

7CO04 Business research in people practice 

This unit contains the components to enable a systematic approach to define, design and undertake a business research project in people practice. It focuses on developing ability to produce an integrated report based on evidence and to include own recommendations and critical reflection. 

7HR01 Strategic Employment Relations 

This unit focuses on different perspectives of employment relations and the cooperation and conflict that varies between workplaces. There is a key role that institutions beyond the workplace play in shaping people management policy and practice within organisations, and a wide variety of models to emerge, meaning that outcomes are less predictable and relationships must be handled with great care. 

7HR02 Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success 

This unit focuses on the day-to-day practicalities and the longer-term strategic issues associated with resourcing organisations appropriately, ethically and fairly and to maximise the performance of staff and the organisation. These activities take place in a competitive context in which different employers aspire to recruit and retain the most talented and experienced people. 

7HR03 Strategic Reward Management 

The unit focuses on the role of strategic reward in attracting, motivating and retaining people at work in order to direct the actions and behaviours of individuals, teams and the organisation towards the achievement of organisational goals. Different financial and non-financial benefits will be applicable depending on the organisational context, but these must always be fair and equitable. The unit contains the elements required to design, introduce, manage and evaluate effective and fair reward strategies and how the associated policies and practices link and impact on other people practices.

+ Choose one of the following optional units

7LD01 Organisational Design and Development 

This unit focuses on the principles of organisational design and development to achieve strategic goals and support organisational success. It examines the impact of change on organisational forms and deliberates the process of change through which adaptations are made to the ways in which structure, process and people work; the success of each is dependent on each other. It also examines the impact of change on working lives and the strategies for engaging employees and wider stakeholders in successful implementation. The unit also encourages reflection on the personal skills, techniques and behaviour that support effective organisational design and development work.

7OS03 Technology Enhanced Learning 

This unit considers the role of technology within learning and the use of technology-enabled content and platforms within organisations. It focuses on how data and learning analytics may be utilised by the learning and development function, while exploring the implementation of technological systems and considering the potential barriers to success.

7OS01 Advanced Employment Law in Practice 

This unit focuses on the major principles that underpin employment law, the defences which are available to employers and the remedies that claimants seek when they bring their cases to court. It examines the more common issues relating to employment law which arise in organisations with a view to preparing a defence or helping to settle claims ahead of a hearing. Integral to this is the legal system, the main sources of law and the evolution of contemporary employment regulation in the UK.

Support

Our dedicated Customer Experience Team will proactively contact you to make sure you’re OK, that your course is going well and to gather feedback. Our expert tutors are also there to support you. Our tutors don’t just provide advice in workshops and interactive webinars; we make sure you have a dedicated tutor on hand when you need support.

Real Expertise

MOL’s associate tutors are the experts who make sure your learning really takes your understanding to the next level. They provide insight from years of experience, working across multiple sectors in different HR roles. 

A Comprehensive Course

We provide great online content, accessible 24/7 on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so you can learn on the move. Our Topic essential videos give you a bite size overview of new topics. 

Jobs you could hold after completing your CIPD level 7 study include:

  • Head of HR
  • HR Director
  • HR Service Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • People Development Manager

If your company is funding your training we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application.

MOL is a not for profit organisation - we don’t charge VAT.

We provide interest free payment plans if you want to fund your study yourself.

Our MSc Top-up in Strategic Human Resource Management is for those who have achieved their CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in the last 5 years and really want to really stand apart from their peers with a prestigious, globally recognised academic qualification.

Delivered entirely online, and in partnership with the University of Salford, we offer you one of the fastest routes to achieving your full masters degree qualification; in just 7 months.

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Meet our tutors

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Simon Jones

Associate Tutor

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Alistair Cumming

Associate Tutor

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