Achieve the highest level of career success with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development's most respected qualification, the postgraduate Advanced Diploma.
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.
To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree.
As the qualification is equivalent to a Master's degree, you should be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.
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.
The course is fully online. It's assessed through written assignments and two in-person exams.
As this course involves exams, you should contact your local British Council to find out where you can sit them before enrolling.
You’ll study all 4 core units, then your choice of 4 optional units.
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 specialise in HR development by choosing all three development units, you'll achieve the Level 7 Diploma in HRD rather than HRM.
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