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 anytime and work at your own pace by taking advantage of our fully flexible HR and L&D online training or enjoy face-to-face learning at our renowned facilitated workshops.

Delivery methods

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


Christopher W


8 Dec 2022

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This is a really interesting webinar, which covers many topics that are very relevant for my HR role. Lorraine was a great trainer, sharing her knowledge and engaging the group discussion. I feel that I took a lot away from this session that I can implement within my organisation. I would highly recommend this session and hope to have Lorraine as a trainer for future modules

Jo U


6 Dec 2022

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Really enjoyed this session, practical, collaborative and well pitched.

Sandra S


5 Dec 2022

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Very knowledgeable of the subject. Great tips and advice. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and no question was deemed unimportant, there was even an opportunity to stay after the webinar to ask questions one to one. All in all well explained, well-paced, with valuable guidance. Very positive and motivated to succeed.

Charlotte P


5 Dec 2022

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I really enjoyed this session and thought that it was very clear how each AO could be evidenced or discussed in your writing.

Sybil P


5 Dec 2022

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Very well explained, interactive, engaging with the students. thank you Di!

Adriana L


1 Dec 2022

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Very engaging conversation, focusing on the subject matter. Lorraine is always challenging us to evaluate the different perspectives and encouraging those discussions in wider and smaller groups.

Craig H


18 Nov 2022

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Di is a wonderful tutor and I really like her style. Thank you.

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