CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resources

We consider the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management the most prestigious CIPD qualification. With this qualification you get to study at Advanced level, proving your credibility as a strategic HR practitioner. It is also the only qualification which allows you to upgrade to the esteemed CIPD Chartered Membership. 

Once you have finished your Level 7 Advanced Diploma, MOL is the only provider with which you can also top-up your qualification to a full Masters in just 6 months. Perfect for ambitious HR professionals who want to stand out from the crowd.

Length: 24 months

Time commitment: 

Classroom Choice has 18 full day workshops + 7 virtual workshops over course (interactions about 1 month apart). 

Live Online has 25 virtual workshops around 1 month apart plus a range of interactive learning experiences online to support you through your studies.

Assignments: 6 assessed written assignments + 2 national exams.

Modules:

  1. Leading, managing and developing people (LMP)
  2. Human resources management in context (HRC)
  3. Investigating a business issue from a HR perspective (IBI)
  4. Developing skills for business leadership (SBL)
  5. Employment law (ELW)
  6. Managing employment relations (MER)
  7. Resourcing and talent management (RTM)
  8. Employee engagement (EEG)

For more information about our CIPD and HR qualifications, please complete our enquiry form or call one of our Programme Advisors to discuss.

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Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Location
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Note

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 Programme Advisors.

Course details

Our learning materials are approved by CIPD, and written by HR experts exclusively for our programmes. 

If you choose:
 
Classroom Choice 
 
Our unique blended learning approach includes:

  • face-to-face workshops
  • virtual workshops
  • directed learning via articles, journals, podcasts, case studies and video clips
  • group discussion and collaborative activities via the virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • undertaking critical reflection on your own learning practice
  • assessments - Two of the four core modules are assessed by a national CIPD exam, all other modules are assessed by written assignment

Live Online
 
This allows you to study in your own time and includes:

  • Over 50 live virtual workshops (approx one every 2 weeks)
  • 100s of online activities 
  • On-demand access to Live Online recordings to visit any topic
  • Directed learning via articles, journals, podcasts, case studies and video clips
  • Group discussion and collaborative activities via the virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Undertaking critical reflection on your own learning practice
  • Assessments - Two of the four core modules are assessed by a national CIPD exam, all other modules are assessed by written assignment

Leading, managing and developing people (LMP)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in October/November

This module looks at effective approaches to human resource (HR) and learning and development (L&D) practice. Learners are introduced to major debates about theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership, flexibility and change management. The aim is to help them become effective managers as well as effective HR specialists, managing others fairly and effectively and increasing levels of engagement, commitment, motivation and performance. This module is assessed via a nationally-set examination.

Human resources management in context (HRC)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in February/March

HR professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances. HRC provides learners with an understanding of their business contexts, how leading organisations respond to external forces, and what pressures shape the decisions of their own organisation. This module ensures HR professionals are commercially aware of external factors affecting the organisation and how they can add value by responding to this.
This module is assessed via a nationally-set examination.

Investigating a business issue from an HR perspective (IBI)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in June/July & October/November

This module covers key elements of professional competence including a strong business orientation and the ability to add value through human resource (HR) practice. 
This module asks learners to demonstrate their ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from an HR perspective, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for improvement of current practice. This is written up in a 7,000 word report which requires a combination of academic research and business report writing skills. 

Developing skills for business leadership (SBL)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in September/November

A key purpose of this module is thus to encourage learners to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and of their own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues. The module is primarily concerned with the development of skills, including: 

  • thinking and decision-making skills
  • the management of financial information
  • managing budgets
  • a range of team working and interpersonal skills 
  • other skills associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work
  • This module is assessed via a 4,000 word critical self-reflection of your professional development which looks back over the course of your studies

Employment law (ELW)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in February/March

This module focuses on current and future developments in employment law, so learners can give up-to-date, timely and accurate legal advice at work. The module will provide learners with the key principles that underpin UK and EU employment law, and give an overview of the legal process from understanding the law-making process to dealing with an Employment Tribunal claim. 
This module aims to ensure that HR professionals are sufficiently aware of major, current and anticipated developments in employment law so they can fully prepare their organisation and to anticipate legal problems with proposed decisions or plans.

Managing employment relations (MER)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in February/March 

This module will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of employment relations perspectives and debates from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective. 
It covers all areas of the employment relations landscape such as:

  • Managing change in organisations
  • Trade Unions and negotiation
  • Theories and perspectives on ER
  • The employment contract
  • Functions of different stakeholders
  • Disciplinaries and grievances
  • Redundancies
  • Other policies and procedures

Resourcing and talent management (RTM)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in June/July

This module focuses on the attraction, promotion and retention of people with key skills in any organisation and how HR can be a key player in developing strategies for this.  This module focuses not just on the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal, but also on the strategic aspects such as an organisation’s offering of terms and conditions and whether they attract and motivate sufficiently. The employment market also needs to be considered, as does the demand for certain skill-sets. For example, skills can be sourced by hiring employees, but also through other means such as the employment of agency workers, subcontractors and consultants, or outsourcing arrangements. 

Employee engagement (EEG)

Starts available nationally and Live Online in June/July

Employee engagement, if properly understood, carefully implemented and objectively measured, is a powerful tool for delivering positive reputational and ‘bottom-line’ outcomes. This module explores the cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of engagement. It examines and explores what is meant by ‘engagement’ and why some organisations are better than others at creating authentic engagement among their employees and how other organisations can improve. This module also ensures the HR professional exercises caution of ‘evidence’ about the processes and benefits of engagement and the need to guard against tendencies towards rhetoric, as many studies lack empirical detail. Learners will explore techniques of measuring engagement and learn how to develop cultural practices to promote high levels of engagement within their organisation.

New and Exclusive to MOL – Gain a CMI qualification

At MOL we recognise that a strategic CIPD qualification is about becoming a leader in your organisation. This is why we have been working with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to enable learners who undertake the full L7 Diploma to gain Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI) at the same time.

Flexibility

We won’t force you to complete the programme in a given time frame and specific order. Although we recommend 24 months, you can take longer. At this level of professional qualification, it’s important that you’re the master of your learning and are able to structure it in a way that fits your busy lifestyle. You can book onto any module we’re running, at any time. 

Support 

Our dedicated learner care agents are there to be proactive. They’ll contact you to make sure that you’re OK, the course is going well and to gather feedback. All of our expert tutors are there to help you. They won’t just be providing advice in the workshops, we make sure they’re on hand at other times when you need them. This support will also help you to manage your learning and keep you on track to achieve.

The Very Best Workshop Experience 

MOL workshops aren’t just an academic exercise. They’re about applying your CIPD knowledge to the real world of business. You’ll share information and ideas from real life, carry out activities based on true scenarios and begin to fully understand the difference between being CIPD qualified and being a skilled HR professional. 

Real Expertise 

MOL’s associates are the experts who will make sure that your workshop training takes your understanding to the next level. They will provide years of experience, working across multiple sectors in lots of different HR roles, to provide the insight a budding HR professional needs.

Specialist HR Knowledge 

MOL has combined CIPD Level 7 optional modules into pairs that are designed for the differing specialisms, goals and professional attributes of HR strategists. Whether you want to lead in L&D, Organisational Design or HR, we have a pathway for you.

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

The MA in Strategic Human Resource Management & Development accredited by Sheffield Hallam University is a unique way to stand out from your peers and underpin your strategic HR experience with a valuable qualification.

You will be able to do the Route A version of the Masters course if you have obtained your CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma within the past 4 years and want to upgrade to an MA in only 6 months.

Find out more about our MA

If your company is looking to fund your training we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application. As MOL are a not for profit organisation we do not charge VAT.

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

Live Online* (£5,495)

Initial Deposit: £795

  • 10 payments at £239.00 (spread over your first 12 months of study)
  • You will then have a further 10 payments at £231.00

Classroom Choice (£6,995)

Initial Deposit: £995

  • 10 payments at £286.50 (spread over your first 12 months of study)
  • You will then have a further 11 payments at £285.00

*Live Online standard price £5,995
 

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Associate Tutor Jamie Hanif

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