Strategic People Management CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma

Strategic People Management CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma

Course Code: 9422 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Part Time Location: Farnborough Campus


About the course

This qualification is perfect for you if you want to develop your personal effectiveness and business acumen. You will learn how to design and manage your own strategy, enhance people management  skills – and learn how best to lead and:

  • Build on your existing People Management experience
  • Gain specialist People Management skills in strategic employment relations, talent management to sustain success and strategic reward management
  • Strengthen your autonomy and judgement so that you can lead and direct your organisation’s People Management strategy.
  • Gain relevant expertise to work in roles including: People Analytics Manager, Head of HR, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Director of People, Head of Resourcing, Head of Talent.

For further information please contact us at professionalstudies@farn-ct.ac.uk

CIPD membership

CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that is internationally recognised. It showcases your knowledge and impact within the people profession. Once you are registered for a qualification, you will join the CIPD as a Student Member; the first step in your CIPD membership journey.

The CIPD will support and encourage you throughout your studies and help you grow in confidence and deliver more impact. You will gain access to extensive resources, such as expert research, journals, factsheets, helplines and online communities, helping you to build your network. When you complete your qualification, you will be awarded CIPD Associate Membership, and the designation “Assoc CIPD” after your name. This establishes your credibility as a professional, raises your profile and can open doors to job opportunities or promotions.

You may also be able to apply for Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, depending on your experience. This would recognise your ability to work strategically, handle complexity and influence business practices.  Students will be responsible for their own membership joining fees payable directly to the CIPD within three weeks of the course starting. 


Tuition £3500
Registration £201.00

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

Students must be fully aware of the commitment to this course which involves an 80% minimum attendance requirement and substantial self-directed study.  You will also be required to attend an induction and pre-arranged individual tutorials. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, facilitated workshops, and case study analysis. The weeks stated are not consecutive and college holidays are taken as indicated on the college website.

Our classes will be face-to face teaching where possible. However, there may be the occasional need for classes to be taught on-line and to complete remote self study. You will, therefore, need technology that can support the use of Microsoft Teams. 

What modules are covered?

  • Work and working lives in a changing business environment
  • People management and development strategies for performance 
  • Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen 
  • Strategic employment relations
  • Strategic reward management
  • Advanced employment law in practice
  • Resourcing and talent management to sustain success
  • Business research in people practice.

Teaching hours are reduced in the 2nd year to allow students to complete the research and self-study requirements of the dissertation. 

How will I be assessed?

Most units are assessed by one or two pieces of work using a variety of assessments methods such as an assignment, case study or project. The dissertation module (Business research in people practice module) is in the second year and will form the bulk of the study for that year.

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Your future

What Next?

Once the Diploma is completed, this reaches the final qualification provided by the CIPD taught at the University Centre Farnborough. Further studies could be continued at a Masters level elsewhere.

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

This course is a postgraduate equivalent level course. Students are expected to have had relevant work experience and be academically qualified. This means either an appropriate degree or the CIPD Level 5 and a number of years’ experience in a people management role.  An interview with a member of the teaching team is required, prior to, or at enrolment and this will be completed at one of the open evening events run by the College or via a remote Teams call.

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

It is a requirement of this course that you take out CIPD membership once you have started your course – please see the CIPD website for the latest offers on student membership fees.  Please note that the CIPD Level 7 courses are not available under the Advanced Learner Loan Scheme.

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Course Enquiry

Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.

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Start Dates

Start Date Mode Day(s) Time Duration
12/09/2023 Part Time TUE 13:00 - 21:00 2 Years
Start Date 12/09/2023
Mode Part Time
Day(s) TUE
Time 13:00 - 21:00
Duration 2 Years
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Duration 2 Years
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