Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) : Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) : Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no formal entry requirements; however, students are required to attend a pre-course interview before enrolment to ensure that this qualification is appropriate for the learner needs.

However, this qualification further extends the disciplines and scope of learning in the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management and is aimed at intensifying learners’ autonomy and judgement so that they can strategically lead and direct organisations and their people. It offers the opportunity for learners to influence people practitioners and organisations.


How long is this course?

The programme is run over 12 months at Highlands College OR online via Teams.

The start date of this course is January 2022, you must enrol by 30 September 2021 and commit to completing all EIGHT modules in one calendar year.


What will I study on this course?

At level 7 a learner:

  • can analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas
  • is aware of the nature and scope of the area of study or work
  • understands different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them
  • can determine, adapt and use appropriate methods, cognitive and practical skills to address broadly defined, complex problems
  • can us relevant research or development to inform actions
  • can evaluate actions, methods and results


What Qualification will I gain?

Upon successful completion of all 8 modules you will be awarded the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.


How is the course assessed?

A combination of practical and written assignments.

All assessments for this qualification are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specific outcomes. The assessments are employer driven and aimed at real scenarios that the learner may encounter in their future career.

To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each core unit.

Attendance to all workshops are compulsory.

Assignment submission dates are fixed and are non-negotiable.

We highly recommend that you compare all dates associated with each workshop carefully to ensure that your personal circumstances will enable you to fulfil the requirements of the course.


What does this course lead on to?

Following successful completion of the CIPD Level Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management, learners with relevant professional experience can apply for Chartered Membership. Further information can be located on the CIPD website


How much will it cost?

2021 Fees: £7,140 inc GST

Note: Course fees exclusive of CIPD subscription.


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact the Professional Studies Centre team by


Extra Info?

Note: Course fees exclusive of CIPD subscription.

In addition to course fees students must register with CIPD (fees applicable) in order to recive their certificate from CIPD


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