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CIPD Level 7 CertificateHuman Resources

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£140/month interest-free

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27 months

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£150

Total Price
£3,930

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Average completion time9 - 12 months

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Support period15 months

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee, CIPD exam fees if choosing modules assessed by exam

  • Gain globally respected HR accreditation with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Prepare for strategic senior roles like HR Manager, Consultant or Director
  • Postgraduate-level study that's ideal if you have significant HR experience
  • Become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Take your career to the highest level with this prestigious postgraduate-level course from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

CIPD has been the most prestigious HR organisation in the world for more than 100 years, and they have 150,000 members in Asia and worldwide. CIPD qualifications are recognised globally as the gold standard for HR professionals.

We’ve been a leading online CIPD centre for 30 years, and we’re trusted by prominent companies including Amazon, Virgin and Vodafone.

With us, you can gain the CIPD qualification you need to build a successful HR career 100% online.

Entry requirements

To study the CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree and be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.

It's ideal if you're looking for a shorter Level 7 course than the full CIPD Level 7 Diploma.

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, with most units being assessed through written assignments submitted online.

Two units (HRM in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People) are assessed through in-person exam. If you'd like to study these, please contact your local British Council to find your nearest CIPD exam venue prior to enrolling.

You'll choose 4 of the following units to study:

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Reward Management
  • Employment Law (based on UK law)
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Organisational Design and Organisational Development

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.

If you'd like to develop a broader HR skillset, the CIPD Level 7 Diploma allows you to study 8 of the above units instead of 4.

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Xue Bai, Global HR Process Transformation Lead, Vodafone‘CIPD was the obvious choice. They are globally recognised qualifications with an influential network attached. ICS Learn gave me the flexibility to study as-and-when. My tutors were very experienced, and I'm already applying what I learnt.’
- Xue Bai, Global HR Process Transformation Lead, Vodafone

Ahmed Galal, Group HR Manager‘In a competitive job market, I must keep my knowledge updated with a globally recognised body such as CIPD. ICS Learn is a well-known educational centre; I found online learning easy to understand and I am really enjoying my studies.’
- Ahmed Galal, Group HR Manager

Sarah Watts‘Working full-time and having two young children, it was important that I could work at my own pace. My HR Director encouraged me to take this route rather than do an MA, as she felt CIPD was more about applying the theory in practice.’
- Sarah Watts

  • 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
  • Learn from top experts in each area with specialist tutors for each module
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates

FAQs

Yes! We’ve been an approved CIPD centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're trusted by thousands of CIPD students in 90+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent student reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK-based CIPD provider. †

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% from thousands of students each year. *

CIPD qualifications are the most prestigious HR qualifications in the world.

They’re highly valued by companies in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and beyond, and are often listed as a prerequisite by employers.

When you study CIPD, you’ll automatically become a CIPD Associate Member, joining a prominent network of 150,000 CIPD members in 120+ countries.

Plus, with a Royal Charter, CIPD is the only professional HR body in the world that can award Chartered status – the highest recognition of professional quality and prestige.

That’s why:

  • 91% of our students recommend CIPD
  • 92% of our CIPD students are working in HR within 2 years
  • 74% increase their earning potential within 2 years
  • 78% say CIPD played a vital role in their career advancement

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

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

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR 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, Certificate and Award indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification.

At each CIPD Level, there is a Diploma, a Certificate, and a variety of Awards.

  • 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.
  • CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma.

Diplomas and Certificates give you CIPD professional membership; Awards don’t.

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 HR professionals

Your assessments for this course depend on which 4 units you choose to study.

Two units are assessed by in-person exam: HRM in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People. If you'd like to study these, please contact your local British Council to find your nearest CIPD exam venue prior to enrolling.

The others are assessed through assignments submitted online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will each be between 1000 and 7500 words, depending on which units you choose.

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.

‡Data from a survey of 79 CIPD graduates from 08/15 & 08/17.

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