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Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management (CIPD)

  • Academic Year: 23/24
  • Adult
  • Higher Education
  • Chester Campus
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The Course

This course is one of a range of courses offered by the CIPD. The course is an advanced level qualification that is comparable to postgraduate study and is the highest level of qualification offered by CIPD.

The qualification is based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018 having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Each unit within the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management has clear linkage to the Profession Map. The core units are directly aligned to the core knowledge and core behaviours of the Profession Map.

You’ll study the following eight core units:

  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
  • Business Research in People Practice
  • Strategic Employment Relations
  • Resourcing and Talent Management to Sustain Success
  • Strategic Reward Management
  • Learning and Development Practice

It is appreciated that students who are professional practitioners and attending part time may have demands made on them by their workplace.  However, the college has an expectation that students manage their own learning and attend appropriately. 

Guided learning hours are 240 and the total credit value is 120 credits. Attendance is one evening a week between 4pm and 9pm.

Enquire now to get started. Once your application has been reviewed and you meet the entry requirements, your course tutor will offer you a place by email.  Once you accept the place, you will be on the list and we will contact you nearer the start date with more information about enrolment arrangements.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please email:

Course Tutor for Chester applications: Adelaide.shone@ccsw.ac.uk
Course Tutor for Crewe applications: Carol.braniff@ccsw.ac.uk

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The entry requirement for the level 7 qualification is evidence of a good standard of English and mathematics at Level 2 or equivalent. Ideally, students will have completed the CIPD Level 5 qualification or hold a degree-level qualification in a related subject. All potential students complete a CIPD application form and undertake an interview with the CIPD teaching team to assess suitability.

The qualification is suited to individuals who may be:

  • experienced people practitioners
  • currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations
  • wanting to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people

Upon successful completion, students with the relevant professional experience can apply for Chartered Membership (MCIPD).  Chartered Membership is a visible sign of your ability to lead strategic thinking, drive change and create value for your organisation. At Chartered Member grade you are using your expertise and knowledge to make informed decisions and to influence others, and you are delivering positive change through people solutions.

You could progress onto higher-level study at Masters’ level. You could also progress into a number of job roles such as:

  • Head of HR
  • Senior HR manager
  • HR consultant or people development manager

Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
Take a look and get in touch with admissions@ccsw.ac.uk if you’d like anymore information.

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Starts : September 20th, 2023
Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm 32 Weeks

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If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
Take a look and get in touch with admissions@ccsw.ac.uk if you’d like anymore information.

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