Taught course

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award/Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Development


Entry requirements

An existing CIPD qualification or Degree level qualification would be ideal. Enough relevant experience in an HR/L&D Managerial Role or Business Management role, developing and Delivering Learning strategies would suffice. Our expert Programme Advisors will assess your wants and needs prior to booking on to a programme to ensure you choose the correct level for you.

Months of entry

March, June, September

Course content

This programme is suitable for existing L&D Managers, or anyone involved in designing and delivering Learning and Development Strategies or reporting on L&D Solutions. This programme is ideal for taking the next step into L&D Seniority.

DPG’s learning model is innovative, utilising new and creative learning methods such as the Virtual Business District. Learners also get free, lifetime access to the Award-Winning DPG Community, which engages them with peers and industry experts, as well as tonnes of learning materials.

The programme is fully supported by expert programme facilitators, available whenever you need them. There will also be live webinars and Q&A sessions available to complement the programme.

Core modules:

  • HR Management in Context – You’ll gain an understanding of the environmental contexts of contemporary organisations within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact.
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People – This module explores people management and development and seeks to familiarise you with major contemporary research on employment and effective approaches to HR and L&D practice.
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership– The key purpose of this module is to encourage you to develop a strong sense of self-awareness of your own strengths and development needs as a manager or colleague.
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective – You’ll get an understanding of the key elements of professional competency, including strategic awareness, business orientation and a concern with adding value through HR practice.

HR Development specialist modules:

  • Learning and Talent Development – You will develop a critical understanding of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies as well as intellectual, social, professional and personal skills to perform effectively in associated professional roles.
  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating L&D Provision – This module develops a critical understanding of the role and influence of a range of contextual factors on the design, delivery and evaluation of the L&D plans and interventions.
  • Leadership and Management Development – This module focuses on the development of leadership and management in facilitating organisational, team and individual change and growth.
  • Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning – This module explores the connection between learning and knowledge to develop a critical understanding of the concepts of knowledge management and of organisational learning and associated theories.

What is the difference between the Certificate/Diploma?

For the Certificate you must complete 4 modules from either the specialist or core modules. Selecting the core modules will allow you to top-up to the Diploma and complete your qualification within two years.

The Diploma is the full programme, including 4 Core Modules and 4 specialist Modules.

Is this programme right for me?

If you have L&D management experience and are comfortable studying at postgraduate level, this is the programme for you. If you have studied at degree level or higher in a business related area but do not have L&D management experience, this programme could still be right for you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Cert
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Advisor