Taught course

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


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Entry requirements

An existing CIPD qualification or Degree level qualification would be ideal. Enough relevant experience in an HR Managerial Role or Business Management role, delivering HR 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 Business Managers, HR Managers or anyone involved in implementing HR strategies and policies. This programme is ideal for taking the next step into HR 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 Management specialist modules:

  • Resourcing and Talent Management – This module focuses not only on the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal, but also on the strategic aspects to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for resourcing and talent management within a global context.
  • Reward Management – This module examines total rewards in an organisational and international context and provides you with the knowledge and understanding of environments in which reward professionals plan, implement and evaluate employee reward policies to support strategic organisational goals.
  • Managing Employee Relations – This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of employment relations perspectives and debates, from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective.
  • Employment Law – This module will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to brief organisations on the consequences of employment law development and give up-to-date and accurate advice concerning the practical application of legal principles that underpin UK (or Irish) and EU Employment Law.

What is the difference between the Certificate and 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 HR 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 HR 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