What to expect from this course

If you want to take your HR career to the top, the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management will ensure you fulfil your potential.

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 HR knowledge, and then the final choice is an optional unit which you can select from a variety of topics. This diploma takes up to two years to complete and leads to CIPD Chartered Membership.

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.

What does your pathway to being CIPD qualified look like?

Your learning journey for this CIPD Level 7 CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management course 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.

While working towards your CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management, you’ll 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.

Support every step of the way

We will support you throughout your programme, track your progress, and then work with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve success.

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.

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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

Abbie H

26 May 2023

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Sue delivered a really good session that I found to be massively helpful in understanding the course content. Sue's approach and way of explaining things are particularly useful and I feel much better about my submission as a result of this. Thank you Sue!

Sybil P

26 May 2023

CIPD qualifications

Sue is great, very knowledgeable, clear and keeps the class engaged!

Kelly K

22 May 2023

CIPD qualifications

This morning session was on a module I'm finding particularly challenging to get my head around. After the session I have a much better understanding and feel a lot more confident in what I need to do. It was all very well explained and very reassuring.

Sandra S

18 May 2023

CIPD qualifications

Trainer took the time to discuss the groups current experiences in relation to the course which provided a greater understanding of how to apply work related situations and how it could answer the criterium. The resources are a cross section of information, library of reading, listening, and videos which give a wide overview of research and experiences to draw from. Having the opportunity to discuss a PESTLE analysis as a group at the end of the session provided greater insight into situations that I hadn't previously considered.

Nikki F

18 May 2023

CIPD qualifications

I did not receive the link for the webinar and had to chase this on the morning of the webinar which was not ideal. This is my first proper module and I feel a bit like bambi at the moment!

Claire T

18 May 2023

CIPD qualifications

Informative, useful. Enjoyed the interactive element and discussions.

Lily C

26 Apr 2023

CIPD qualifications

Lorraine has been an absolutely fantastic supervisor. She is knowledgeable and talks through concepts really well - most of the time, once I'd spoken to Lorraine, I understood completely! She is warm and approachable and definitely went above and beyond in offering check-ins and 121s - even if just for the odd 15 minutes to chat something through. I genuinely believe that She has been instrumental in my getting through the course so quickly as she was encouraging, but didn't nag. I will really miss her!!!!

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