This postgraduate qualification from CIPD is the most respected HR Development qualification in the world.
CIPD has been the leading L&D organisation globally 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 L&D 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 L&D career 100% online.
To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should have significant HR or L&D experience or an HR degree.
This qualification is equivalent to a Master's degree, so 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.
Please contact your local British Council to find your nearest CIPD exam venue prior to enrolling.
You'll study 8 units in total: all 7 core units, plus your choice of 1 optional unit.
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.
The Level 7 Diploma in HRD allows you to specialise in HR development. If you'd rather study broader HR management, the Level 7 Diploma in HRM offers the same content but with greater flexibility in which units you choose.
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