Level 7 Masters Apprenticeship Senior People Professional (CIPD)

New College Durham is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications.

This post-graduate level qualification is designed to enable you to develop your understanding of organisations and the external context within which HR operates. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.

You will further develop your leadership skills to ensure you are capable of engaging members of staff. You will learn good practice strategies for ethical staff recruitment, selection and dismissal. The final project will involve investigating a HR problem within your own organisation, and developing recommendations and solutions based on primary and secondary research.

Study Aims

This programme is a widely recognised professional qualification and aims to provides a route to CIPD Chartered Member status.

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

The Level 7 Senior People Professional (CIPD) professional qualification is 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 provide you with the confidence and capabilities to guide decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Modules Studied

Topics typically studied include the following – 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 develop your knowledge and practice of being a HR practitioner. Sessions are interactive and encourage you to share ideas and experiences.

You will engage in the following to build your knowledge:

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

As part of this apprenticeship, you are required to complete 20% on-the-job training. You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA).

Industry Links

We have links with the CIPD North East Branch and will encourage you 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 charge.

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 or you will be required to study towards these.

You will hold a Level 5 CIPD or Level 6 CIPD qualification in relevant subject and you must be 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 you to work in HR. 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.

Please report to the NCD University Centre reception where you will be greeted by one of the team

 Professional Qualifications
 Published on 2023-08-25
 Deadline NA