Course Overview

CIPD Level 7 Diploma Classroom Choice

Course code: MOL004

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  • Fully recognised CIPD Level 7 HR Management Diploma
  • For professionals already within a HR role
  • Mixture of face to face and online learning
  • Assignment and exam based assessments
  • Successful students can upgrade to Chartered Membership

Ever fancied yourself a HR Director or perhaps even a HR consultant? For those aiming high in their HR career, our CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management can get you where you need to be.

If you are already in a HR role and wish to progress in your career, receive a fully recognised Diploma and Associate Status with this course. Successful students will then be able to upgrade to a Chartered Membership.

Learn your course through a mixture of blended online and face to face learning. Attend 18 full day workshops and access interactive webinars.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 19th November
Course Content

You will need to choose 8 of the modules to study:

Unit 1: Leading, managing and developing people (LMP)
  • Effective approaches to human resource and learning development practice
  • Theory and practice of leadership, flexibility and change management
  • Learn what makes an effective HR specialist and manager
  • Understand how to manage others fairly and increase levels of engagement, commitment, motivation and performance


Unit 2: Human resources management in context
  • Business contexts behind complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances
  • External forces and pressures and how leading organisations respond and shape their own decisions
  • External factors affecting an organisation and how value can be added by responding to them

Unit 3: Investigating a business issue from a HR perspective

  • Professional competence – strong business orientation and how to add value through HR practice
  • Investigate live, complex business issues from HR perspective
  • Collect and analyse data on issues and make practical recommendations for improvement of current practice that is actionable


Unit 4: Developing skills for business leadership
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues
  • Develop personal skills in:
  • Managing budgets
  • Thinking and decision making
  • Management of financial information
  • Team work and interpersonal skills
  • Developing personal effectiveness and credibility


Unit 5: Employment law
  • Current and future developments in employment law
  • Key principles of UK and EU employment law
  • Dealing with Employment Tribunal claim
  • Major, current and anticipated developments in employment law
  • Understand to anticipate legal problems with proposed decisions or plans


Unit 6: Managing employment relations 
  • Managing change in organisations
  • Trade Unions and negotiation
  • Theories and perspectives on ER
  • The employment contract
  • Functions of different stakeholders
  • Disciplinaries and grievances
  • Redundancies
  • Other policies and procedures


Unit 7: Resourcing and talent management
  • Developing strategies for promotion, attraction and promotion with key skills in organisation
  • Practical and strategic aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal
  • Employment market and demand for certain skillsets
  • Skills found from agency workers, subcontractors and consultants or outsourcing arrangements


Unit 8: Employee engagement
  • Cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of engagement
  • Meaning of engagement
  • Exploration of what organisations are doing well and what can be improved upon
  • Caution of evidence about engagement and the processes and benefits
  • Measure engagement and develop cultural practices to promote high levels of engagement


Unit 9: Organisational design and organisation development
  • Understanding organisational design process and maximising effectiveness
  • Learn techniques:
  • Breaking down departmental barriers
  • Seeking improved supply efficiencies
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Working towards better customer retention
  • Understanding organisational development and techniques:
  • How organisational members acquire new skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • How they do things differently
  • How to maximise performance of organisation through strategic design of structure people and skills.


Unit 10: Leadership and management development 
  • Concepts of all levels of leadership and management in organisational contexts
  • Theory of leadership and management
  • Complexities of leadership and management
  • Contextual opportunities for development
Other Information
Study Method

This is a blended learning approach with a mixture of both face to face workshops and online study. The course runs at various dates in the year and you will be provided with a timetable indicating when each unit is running.

You will need to attend 18 full day workshops in order to study your course. You will need to be able to travel to one of the following locations: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol or Glasgow.

You will also be given access to the Virtual Learning Environment with excellent study support. It has access to live interactive webinars during your course. All of which are on demand so you can revisit them as much as you like!


There are 2 national exams and 6 assignments to complete for this course.

You will have to sit exams for the for the following modules:

  • Unit 1: Leading, managing and developing people 
  • Unit 2: Human resources management in context

The exams take place in January, May or September of every year. These take place in either London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol or Glasgow. You will need to be able to travel to at least one of these locations in order to take your exams.


Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete your course. Each unit has a specific amount of weeks you will need to have completed it in.

  • Leading Managing and Developing People - 15 weeks
  • Human resources management in context – 15 weeks
  • Investigating a business issue from a HR perspective – 24 weeks
  • Developing skills for business leadership – 14 weeks
  • Employment law – 9 weeks
  • Managing employment relations – 9 weeks
  • Resourcing and talent management – 9 weeks
  • Employee engagement – 9 weeks
  • Organisational design and organisation development – 9 weeks
  • Leadership and management development – 9 weeks
Course Outcome

Upon completion of the course, successful students will receive their Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR. You will then be able to upgrade to the esteemed CIPD Chartered Membership. You will be invited to the graduation ceremony upon completion of your Level 7 Diploma. Students may also apply for the following job roles:

  • Head of HR
  • HR Director
  • HR Service Manager
  • HR Consultant

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to take this course?

You must already have been in a HR role for at least 3 years. As this qualification is fairly advanced and most assessments require you to have high writing skills – it is recommended that you have a degree or equivalent.

You will also need to have access to data within your job role to complete the course.

If you do not meet these requirements take a look at our CIPD Level 3 Diploma or CIPD Level 5 Diploma.


What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Specialist tutor support over email, interactive webinars and forums via virtual learning environment
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free TOTUM Card (formerly NUS)


Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes. There are two exams you will need to take in order to receive your Diploma. These will need to be booked by the student with CIPD separately. Your exams will take place in the following locations:

London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol or Glasgow.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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