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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Involved in implementing HR strategies and policies? Want to progress to a senior HR role?

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate/Diploma in HR management could be for you. With DPG, you can complete the full Diploma in one go, or build it up via the Certificate or Award.

You’ll get valuable and practical insights into advanced HR areas, including people management and development, developing your skills for leadership, and writing reports aimed at persuading key stakeholders to change or adopt a policy/procedure.

What’s more, you’ll get:

  • complimentary access to the award-winning DPG community, which means peer support from fellow professionals and HR publications from community experts
  • a route to CIPD Chartered status

Sound good?

Click on the sign-up button above, and our team will be delighted to answer any questions you have about the programme. You could be on the way to an exciting new career very soon.

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  • Accelerating careers and skills for 30 years with over 23,000 successful learners
  • Route to CIPD Chartered Status
  • 96.3% pass rate across all programmes
  • Free, unlimited access to DPG's award-winning Community
  • Unlimited support
  • You can complete in 24 months

Frequently asked questions

Is this programme right for you?

If you have HR management experience and are comfortable studying at postgraduate level, this is the programme for you. If you have studied at degree level or higher in a business related area but do not have HR management experience, this programme could still be right for you. In this scenario we would strongly recommend you gain access to a mentor during your studies, or consider taking our Level 5 HR Certificate/Diploma programme first. We offer this programme on either a blended or 100% online route.

With this programme you can choose to use your current or past employer as the basis for your study or our unique immersive case study environment (DPG are the only CIPD Centre that offers this), so you get to practice risk free in a virtual online company.

Your Learning Options:

Blended (Workshops and online)

Learn through on-line modules, which you access at your leisure, combined with regular interactive workshops. You can complete the certificate in as little as 12 months and the diploma in 24 months.

What do you cover on the programme?

The Human Resource Management programme includes four core modules, which are the same as the HRD programme and four specialist modules which focus on key HR strategies.

Core modules

  • HR Management in Context – You’ll gain an understanding of the environmental contexts of contemporary organisations within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact.
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People – This module explores people management and development and seeks to familiarise you with major contemporary research on employment and effective approaches to HR and L&D practice.
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership– The key purpose of this module is to encourage you to develop a strong sense of self-awareness of your own strengths and development needs as a manager or colleague.
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective – You’ll get an understanding of the key elements of professional competency, including strategic awareness, business orientation and a concern with adding value through HR practice.

Specialist modules:

  • Resourcing and Talent Management – This module focuses not only on the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal, but also on the strategic aspects to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for resourcing and talent management within a global context.
  • Reward Management – This module examines total rewards in an organisational and international context and provides you with the knowledge and understanding of environments in which reward professionals plan, implement and evaluate employee reward policies to support strategic organisational goals.
  • Managing Employee Relations – This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of employment relations perspectives and debates, from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective.
  • Employment Law – This module will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to brief organisations on the consequences of employment law development and give up-to-date and accurate advice concerning the practical application of legal principles that underpin UK (or Irish) and EU Employment Law.

What are your options after this programme?

Once you’ve finished the full Diploma programme, you will have achieved the highest standard of professionalism within the HR field. You will also have achieved the knowledge required for CIPD Chartered membership. If you then have the relevant work experience, you can apply for a membership assessment (assessing your workplace activities and behaviours) and if successful, you will be upgraded to Chartered Member (MCIPD). You can find out more at

What are your payment options?

If you are being funded by your employer, full payment of the programme is needed before your first workshop. Our programme advisors can help you build a business case for your employer outlining the benefits of studying a CIPD qualification. Call us on 0330 660 0220 to find out more.

If you are a self-funder, there’s a variety of flexible payment plans, with low deposits and the option of instalments over 6 to 48 months. For a personalised payment plan, please call one of our programme advisors who can talk you through all your options.

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