CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development
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RQF Level: 7
Total credit value: 120 credits
What to expect from this course
If you are an experienced people practitioner and are keen to develop the strategic development skills needed to lead and influence others, the Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development is right for you.
This qualification has eight units in total. The first four are core units based on the CIPD Profession Map, the next three will help you develop specialist L&D knowledge, and then the final choice is an optional unit which you can select from a variety of topics. This diploma can take as little as twelve months to complete and leads to CIPD Chartered Membership.
We are one of the few CIPD centres that offer the full range of L&D units and you’ll be taught by experts with years of experience in Learning & Development.
You can start any time and work at your own pace by taking advantage of our fully flexible HR and L&D online training or enjoy live virtual learning sessions at our renowned facilitated workshops.
Delivery and pricing
You can choose from a range of study modes based on how you learn best.
Our Fast Track programme has been developed to get experienced L&D professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the levels of quality and support. It’s 100% online and you can join when you want while working at your own pace. You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, giving you complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.
With our VLE, you can access all the materials you need to complete your studies including recorded webinars, workbooks and downloadable course materials. You’ll also be supported by one of our expert advisers for the duration of your programme.
Duration: 16/18 months
Price: £6,940 inc VAT
If you prefer to participate in planned interactive sessions and have exposure to other learners and their organisations’ practices, then our interactive group learning workshops are for you.
Our workshop programmes provide an ideal learning environment where our expert trainers present and facilitate practical activities, encourage collaborative learning, and offer opportunities for networking.
We offer face-to-face and online workshops so you can choose the method that suits you best. You’ll also get full access to our VLE, workbooks and downloadable materials alongside support from your personal adviser.
Duration: 18/24 months
Price: £7,240 inc VAT
Price (inc Tailored): £7,720 inc VAT
We appreciate that some of our candidates prefer to learn at their own pace from home, an office, or even while on the move commuting.
If this is you, then our online programme will meet your learning needs. The key aspect of this delivery mode is that it allows you to study anywhere at any time to suit you and you can access learning materials and recorded content on the VLE from any device, 24/7. You will not need to make yourself available for workshop attendance as all of the materials and content that you need to support your studies will be available on the VLE. You will also be supported by a personal adviser for the duration of your programme.
Duration: 16/24 months
Price: £6,250 inc VAT
This tailored programme combines your relevant workplace experience with tailored learning and assessment content. We’re one of the few centres approved to offer this option and it’s only available to experienced people professionals. The tailored programme allows you to use live or previous work evidence to support your assessments and is a great way to approach the Advanced Diploma if you a good range of information and experience to draw upon. To be considered for a tailored programme, you need to demonstrate you have sufficient and recent workplace experience to cover at least 50% of what is taught in the syllabus. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, book a free, no-obligation call before signing up. We will happily talk you through the tailored programme in more detail.
Duration: 18/24 months
Price: £6,730 inc VAT
Price (inc Workshops): £7,720 inc VAT
Not everyone is ready to commit to studying for a full CIPD Qualification, especially as life has a habit of getting in the way.
If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you might be interested in getting CIPD qualified unit by unit. With our CIPD PAYG Programme, you can choose what you want to do, when you want to do it and how to get qualified on your own terms.
Our flexible learning methods have allowed us to offer a programme which puts you in control and allows you to get the essential skills and knowledge you need to boost your HR or L&D career quickly. You can study one unit at a time or sign up for our core bundle, the choice is yours, but certification will only come once you have completed all of the eight units required for the Diploma.
Prices from: £1080 inc VAT
The CIPD Trust bursary fund provides financial help where it’s most needed for people who want to develop their career in HR or L&D.
The bursary fund is available if you need full or part financial support to enrol on a CIPD programme with Reed Learning.
The fund, which will pay for the cost of the course and/or CIPD student membership for the first year, can be applied for via a Reed Learning adviser who will help you complete your application and connect with the CIPD Trust.
As well as the cost of your study, the CIPD Trust offers mentoring, coaching and other guidance to help you become qualified. Check out the website for further details.
Although there are no formal entry requirements for this programme, we’re always keen to make sure the qualification is appropriate for you.
To succeed on this course, we would recommend that you have plenty of HR experience, a degree, or to have completed the CIPD Foundation/Associate level. The Advanced Diploma is a postgraduate-level qualification, so you should be ready to study at this level (although a university degree is not compulsory).
Learners must also demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English. Book a free call to make sure this qualification is the right level for you.
What does your pathway to being CIPD qualified look like?
Your learning journey for this CIPD level 7 course in Strategic Learning and Development will typically last up to 24 months but could be completed in much less time than this.
You’ll start by completing the induction for your programme so you can get to grips with what’s to come. This will involve:
Accessing the learner community and online resources
Receiving your handbook
Being introduced to your personal adviser
Exploring your unit workbooks
Accessing study skills webinars
You’ll be able to study at your own pace, anywhere anytime, with our Virtual Learning Environment. Generally, learners spread the eight units over 24 months spending three or four months on each unit. The actual pace will be dictated by your chosen method of delivery and personal circumstances.
Over the course of this time, you may attend live online workshops and webinars, have one-to-one catch ups with your adviser, join online discussions and regularly receive course materials in the form of articles, activities and videos.
We’re with you every step of the way
Your personal adviser will work with you to agree a plan for your programme. This includes discussing the assessment task and developing a study plan for the unit. Your personal adviser will work with you throughout the programme.
Work through the learning resources on our virtual learning environment. Access webinar recordings, workbooks and activities, as well as articles, videos and links to further reading. Anytime, anywhere on any device – 24/7 access will be available throughout your programme.
Participate in our online discussions and learn with and from other participants as well as from our experts. Use this opportunity to share what you have learnt and reinforce your learning. This will be available for every unit throughout the programme.
The Reed Learning Training Support team are on hand to help with everyday questions around workshops, the VLE and CIPD Membership. You can call the support team at any time to ask for admin help whilst on programme. Your personal adviser will also support you with 1:1s to guide you through your programme. Support tutorials may be arranged by the tutor team when there are areas they feel would benefit from extra attention too. The VLE has a study skills area and course information pages with useful information, reading lists and handbooks.
You will complete written assignments for every unit of your programme. We will provide you with lots of support and guidance to complete each unit. Your adviser will provide you with thorough feedback on each assignment submitted and advise where amendments may be needed so that you can successfully complete each unit.
Access our new study skills webinars including topics such as Critical Analysis and Writing and How to Study Effectively. Designed to enhance your existing skills and discover new ones. Available 24/7 and can be watched at anytime on any device.
How to apply
Complete this booking form so that we can begin your enrolment.
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your qualification. If you are still unsure which course of level of study is right for you, a personal consultation with one of our specialist advisers will help determine both the right level of qualification, and the right delivery method to suit your learning style and circumstances.
List of units
Four core units
Plus three specialist units
Plus one additional specialist unit
Why choose us for this qualification?
We’re Learning and Development experts and will guide you through the process of getting CIPD qualified. When you learn with us you’ll get access to:
CIPD qualified tutors with strategic and practical HR & L&D experience
The full range of CIPD modules with a mixed mode approach
24/7 support via our Virtual Learning Environment
A dedicated personal adviser to support you throughout your programme
A range of learning options and start dates
A flexible interest-free payment plan for all certificates and diplomas (up to 12 months)
Downloadable courses materials and supporting resources
24 Mar 2023
Thorough overview of the requirements of the module with practical feedback and examples. Great idea sharing through breakout rooms too to embed learning. Summary/recap of the requirements at the end was helpful to refocus on to do list.
23 Mar 2023
This was my favourite of all the workshops I've been to so far! Lucy was so engaging and knowledgeable, and so conscious of people's energy levels and structured the day accordingly. Thank you!
7 Mar 2023
The training was very informative and relevant to the module requirements. The guidance provided further understanding of what was expected to pass. The use of breakout rooms was an opportunity to meet other students and discuss core questions. The whole session was open to interaction and Dianne gave multiple opportunities for us to ask further questions if we were unsure. Dianne also gave some of her time after the session if anybody wanted a private 1-2-1. I'm feeling far more confident.
7 Mar 2023
This is a confusing course - but Dianne is an amazing teacher. This is my second training with her- but her friendliness and knowledge are incredibly supportive to more confused students.
26 Feb 2023
I found that I understood some sections of the course better than others, and found more tasks more enjoyable to complete than others. As I am not employed in a HR environment I found some of the content challenging,as I would not experience or be expected to complete the tasks set in some of the hyperthetical scenerios in my day to day role. I would probably choose to specialise in well-being and staff engagement in a HR setting, as I felt more interesting and enthuastic about those particular subjects.
23 Feb 2023
Really enjoy how Lorraine delivers her courses, very well planned with lots of discussion and breakout activities which are actually useful when it comes to the assignments.
23 Feb 2023
Really helpful in understanding the requirements of Task 2 for the assignment
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