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Unit details

  • Specialist unit
  • Level 7
  • 12 credits

“Develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.”


Reed Learning is a leading provider of HR & L&D qualifications. We offer a range of CIPD programmes delivered by highly qualified practitioners with an unrivalled level of strategic experience and professionalism in HR.

The Advanced qualifications are the highest level of CIPD HR or L&D qualification and can lead to Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellow. As part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) they are equivalent to a post graduate level qualification.We have supported candidates through to successful completion at all levels of CIPD qualification since 2004. In addition, we have extensive experience in guiding people through various study options as well as advising on CIPD membership upgrade and providing HR consultancy services.

We consistently achieve the highest CIPD Quality Assurance rating and are one of only very few CIPD centres approved to offer competency based assessment (mixedmode) qualifications.

“Reed Learning is the only centre offering all 16 Advanced modules so you have the widest choice of options. Most other centres offer dictated routes only.”

Flexibility and Control of Your Learning

Management Excellence
“High quality learning at your pace, anywhere, anytime with ongoing support from a personal adviser”

Choosing the right qualification can be a bit daunting but we are here to help you select the correct path. Our expert advisers know everything there is to know about CIPD qualifications and can help every step of the way.

We work hard to ensure candidates are matched to the correct qualification and then work with them to help achieve the highest possible pass rate.

To support your learning, you will have 24/7 access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. Created, curated and managed by experienced HR practitioners, it provides a single robust, secure and integrated platform to access a personalised learning experience.

“The entire process is very structured and I was well informed on the content of the course. The advisers/trainers were very helpful and keen to ensure I was enrolled on a course that was suitable for me. 10/10 service.”
Corinne Bowry, via Coursecheck

“My adviser was fantastic, she supported me throughout, happy to answer questions I had and also went through in great detail assignment specifications and suggested areas of study. I haven’t studied for over 20 years so this was quite a challenge for me, but with her help and course content I am now CIPD qualified and have increased my knowledge base and working methods no end – thank you.”
Caroline Grant, via Coursecheck

Proven and Personalised Study Routes

Programme duration: 4 – 8 months

Our fast track programme has been developed to get experienced HR professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the level of quality support.

It is 100% online and you can join when you want, working at your own pace. You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, which allows complete flexibility to suit your circumstances. You will study four modules with no exams as you are only required to submit written assessments.

Our fast track programmes are a great way to accelerate your future job prospects and this is a great way to achieve an Advanced CIPD qualification and Associate CIPD membership without breaking the bank.

We offer weekly start dates so you can join us whenever you like. One of our centre management team will provide you with all the information you need to get started and will introduce you to your adviser.From then on you work with our team of CIPD experts, using quality reference materials including our own workbooks and with 24/7 access to our extensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Throughout your learning you will be supported by your own personal adviser who will provide advice and guidance, assessment feedback and study tips. We have an excellent team of advisers ready to help you achieve your advanced qualification

“Enjoy life in the fast lane and obtain your CIPD Level 7 qualification in record breaking time”

A Typical Candidate Journey: Fast Track Programme

Attend the induction webinar to get you started on your programme. We’ll provide you with extensive information about your programme which will give you a great foundation upon which to begin your studies.

These are by our expert delivery team on the key study topics and knowledge you need to complete your certificate successfully. These have the added benefit of a tutorial with the opportunity to ask specific questions. We will cover areas such as study skills, the CIPD Profession Map and personal development.

Your personal adviser is available to help you throughout your studies and this includes up to fourextended support sessions to discuss assessments, provide advice and answer any questions.

A written assessment is required for each module you choose to study which means no exams! Existing HR experience can be used as evidence for completing assessments which is good to know if you haven’t studied in a while. The seminar programme will also help build your confidence with writing assessments. We achieve the highest quality rating with the CIPD and have excellent success rates so you are in safe hands.

To support your learning, you will have access to our comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. This includes assessment information, content videos and downloadable workbooks so you can access support and guidance at any time.

Choice and Flexibility – Your Modules

To complete your Fast Track Advanced Certificate you can choose 4 from the following 15 credit modules.

You don’t have to choose all 4 modules right away, the flexibility of the programme allows you to choose modules as you progress through the programme which means you can tie your studies into projects at work.

  • Developing skills for business leadership (7SBL) developing a sense of self-awareness, using theories/models and the CIPD Map to explore your personal strengths and weaknesses as a manager and colleague

  • Employment law (7ELW) – current and future developments in employment law, and the practical application of the key principles that underpin UK and EU employment law

  • Employee engagement (7EEG) – the concept of engagement and the research-base and philosophical connections between engagement, leadership and management practice

  • Resourcing and talent management (7RTM) – the major features of employment markets, resourcing and talent management strategies, legal, ethical and professional practice

  • Performance management (7PFM) – the role of performance management in supporting strategic objectives and critical evaluation of the effectiveness of performance management

You can also study any single module as an Award which can then be built upon to achieve the Certificate (60 credits) or Diploma (120 credits).

We can talk you through the options available; please call us on 0207 932 2760 and we’ll be happy to help.

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