Level 7 Advanced Diploma In Strategic People Management (CIPD)

New College Durham is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications.

Develop your knowledge and understanding in key areas of strategic people management, as well as an understanding of HR in a business context.

Learn in a supportive and interactive environment to develop your knowledge and practical skills through theoretical learning and sharing ideas and experiences. Professional Body Registration - You will be required to sign up for a CIPD student membership.

Study Aims

This programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding in key areas of people management, as well as an understanding of HR in a business context. You will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a professional people practitioner at a strategic level.

This professional qualification in Strategic People Management is a based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018 having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give you the confidence and capabilities to guide decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Modules Studied

The core units are directly aligned to the core knowledge and core behaviours of the Profession Map. Topics typically studied include the following - some modules are subject to change by the curriculum team:

  • Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
  • Advanced employment law
  • Resourcing and talent management
  • Work and working lives in a changing business environment
  • People management development strategies for performance
  • Strategic reward management
  • Strategic employment relations
  • Business Research

Teaching and Assessment

Each session includes taught theory and seminar activities. The sessions are inclusive and interactive and will encourage you to share ideas and experiences.

You will develop your knowledge and allow you to put into practice the skills of a HR practitioner.

You will engage in the following to build your knowledge to complete summative assessments for each unit:

  • Case studies
  • Case law
  • Topical and up-to-date research
  • Group activities
  • Individual work

Sessions will be delivered via blended learning, including face to face sessions onsite and live remote sessions via Teams.

Industry Links

We have links with the CIPD North East Branch - you will be encouraged to attend at least one of their events per academic year. These are based in the region and provide excellent support and advice, usually free of change.

We also have strong industry links with ACAS, CIPD and professional organisations who may come in and deliver guest speaker slots throughout the programme.

What else?

The CIPD has been championing better work and working lives for over 100 years. It helps organisations thrive by focusing on their people, supporting our economies and societies. It’s the professional body for HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals – experts in people, work and change. With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using its research, insights and learning – it gives trusted advice and offers independent thought leadership. It’s a leading voice in the call for good work that creates value for everyone.

Entry Criteria

You will hold:

  • Level 2 maths and English
  • Level 5 CIPD or a relevant Level 6 qualification
  • And/or experience of working within a relevant HR role

Additional Costs

You must purchase a CIPD membership at the start of the programme as this is an essential requirement for this qualification. CIPD may withhold your certificate on completion if you do not hold a membership.

What are the next steps?

You will attend an informal interview. Please bring evidence of your previous qualifications.

 Professional Qualifications
 Published on 2023-08-25
 Deadline NA