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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development

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 Learning and Development

Achieving a qualification at an advanced level, proves your credibility as a strategic Learning & Development, Organisational Development and HR practitioner.

Studying at Masters level, this is the most prestigious CIPD qualification you can attain and the only qualification allowing you to upgrade to the highly regarded CIPD Chartered Membership 

Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development 

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. Organisation Design and Development
  6. Leadership 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 Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 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.

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Location
12/10/2021
Note

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.

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.

7LD02 Leadership and Management Development in Context 

This unit focuses on the distinction between leaders and managers, including how these roles adjust in different contexts. It considers the full range of development interventions to ensure effective impact and how to use learning analytics to capture robust measures that contribute to organisational success. It covers the importance of appraising the complexities of leadership and management development in an international context. 

7LD03 Designing Learning to Improve Performance 

This unit focuses on the significance of learning design and delivery considering the organisational context and the needs to be addressed. It explores the theories and models of learning design, both traditional and contemporary, the range of delivery modes and the impact of the learning experience on the transfer of learning into the organisation. It considers the importance of analysing data from learning interventions resulting in meaningful and purposeful learning design.

+ Choose one of the following optional units:

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.

Careers available after completing your CIPD level 5 studies include:

  • L&D Manager 
  • L&D Advisor
  • L&D Business Partner 
  • Recruitment Manager

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

Advanced Learner Loan Funding 

Eligible learners can fund over 50% of their learning using Government Advanced Learner Loans. Successful applicants don’t have to begin paying back the loan until they finish the course and earn over £21,000 per year.

Meet our tutors

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Sarah Brown

Associate Tutor

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Jamie Hanif

Associate Tutor

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Simon Jones

Associate Tutor

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