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CIPD Level 7 Course | Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

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22-23 months
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CIPD Level 7 Course | Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Enhance your people practice knowledge and explore a new, innovative approach. For those with experience, this qualification is internationally recognised and will support career progression.

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management extends the disciplines within the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. This Advanced Diploma is aimed at expanding learners’ autonomy so they can strategically direct organisations and their people.

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  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at those with senior-level experience in HR looking to progress to a director or consultant role.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Training Course Content

  • Four core units

Unit 1: Work and working lives in a changing business environment

You’ll learn about…
• Ways in which major, long-term environmental developments affect employment, work and people management in organisations.
• Current and short-term developments in the people management business environment.
• How change, innovation and creativity can promote improvements in organisational productivity.
• The key interrelationships between organisational commitment to ethics, sustainability, diversity and wellbeing.

Unit 2: People management and development strategies for performance

You’ll learn about…
•The benefits of aligning people practices with organisational strategy and culture.
• How the development of people practices improve organisational performance and employee experience.
• Current practice in major areas of people management and development work.
• The role and influence of people professionals in different organisational settings.

Unit 3:Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen

You’ll learn about…
• Model principles and values that promote inclusivity aimed at maximising the contribution that people make to organisations.
• How to challenge business outcomes for yourself and organisations.
• How to apply learning to enhance personal effectiveness.
• Influencing others during decision-making while showing courage and conviction.

Unit 4: Business research in people practice

You’ll learn about...
• How to plan a people practice business research project aimed at adding organisational value.
• The most appropriate research methods to collect data for the chosen project.
• How to analyse data to make decisions and provide business and people management insights.
• How to propose recommendations based on conclusions derived from the research and analysis.

  • Three HR specialist units

Unit 1: Strategic employment relations

You’ll learn about...
• Different perspectives of employment relations and how they influence the roles of people professionals and line managers.
• How external institutions can shape employment relations at organisational level.
• How people professionals can work with employees and trade unions to sustain mutuality and voice.
• How people professionals work with employees and trade unions to mitigate organisational risks.

Unit 2: Resourcing and talent management to sustain success

You’ll learn about...
• The impact of the changing business environment on resourcing and talent management strategy and practice.
• Organisational recruitment and selection strategies.
• The importance of succession planning to support sustainable organisational performance.
• Approaches to improving individual and team performance.

Unit 3: Strategic reward management

You’ll learn about...
• Effective reward strategies and policy frameworks.
• The value of a ‘total rewards’ approach.
• Pay structures and approaches to establishing pay levels.
• The importance of organisational approaches to compliant and ethical reward practice.

  • One of two additional specialist units

Option 1: Advanced employment law in practice

You’ll learn about...
• Thelegal framework for employment regulation in the UK.
• Regulations that aim to protect employees from unlawful acts of discrimination.
• Law in relation to establishment, alteration and termination of employment contracts.
• Compliance in relation to further regulations relevant to major areas of people practice.

Option 2: Well-being at work

You’ll learn about...
• How wellbeing is relevant to the workplace.
• The links between work, health, wellbeing and people management practices and processes.
• How employer and employee wellbeing aligns with strategy.
• The importance of the wellbeing strategy to sustain organisational performance.

Course delivery details

When you learn with Avado, you get access to our virtual learning campus, which comes with lots of benefits. It's no different when you're working on your CIPD Level 3 courses online with us. You'll get:

  • 24-hour access to the online campus

So you can complete your coursework when it suits your schedule.

  • Learning methodology

We create engaging and exclusive digital content with delivery that ensures you can apply your learning at work.

  • Work together

Forums to network with other students.

  • Dedicated, expert tutors

Subject matter-expert tutors and a community for support through the course.


Flexible learning deserves flexible payments

You have plenty of options when it comes to the cost of CIPD Level 5. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with interest-free finance plans of up to 18 months.

If you want your plan to be longer that’s no problem: we have plans of up to 48 months with a competitive APR.*

Your company can fund your course

Your boss is going to benefit just as much as you are from your training. Plus, since you’re studying online, you won’t have to take any expensive days off work. Give us a call and we’ll help you put together a business case.

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