Gain trusted HR knowledge: 91% of our students recommend CIPD ‡
Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement ‡
Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years ‡
Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
To study the CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate, you should have significant HR experience or an HR degree and be prepared to take on postgraduate-level study.
It's ideal if you're looking for a shorter Level 7 course than the full CIPD Level 7 Diploma.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.
The course is fully online. Most units are assessed through written assignments submitted online; two units involve in-person exams.
You'll choose 4 of the following units to study:
Please note that where this course discusses legislation and policy, this will focus largely on UK law.
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.
If you'd like to develop a broader HR skillset, the CIPD Level 7 Diploma allows you to study 8 of the above units instead of 4.
‘Shortly after getting my CIPD Level 7 Diploma, I secured an HR Business Partner role and have never been happier! My managers and colleagues recognised the calibre of the qualification, and I became a much more confident professional.’
- Klaudia Czechowicz
‘I wanted a company that would be there when I needed them to be, that wouldn’t require me to ‘check-in’ every week as if I was on probation but who would have the necessary expertise to advise me. ICS Learn was the only choice.’
- Mark Butcher
‘Working full-time and having two young children, it was important that I could work at my own pace. My HR Director encouraged me to take this route rather than do an MA, as she felt CIPD was more about applying the theory in practice.’
- Sarah Watts
*Pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.
†ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) against its competitors amongst learners. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.
‡Data from a survey of 79 CIPD graduates from 08/15 & 08/17.