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CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Practice (Level 7)

Course Code: EC675/EC678

UK Price: £2,215 (Year 1) / £2,475 (Year 2)

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the awarding body of this diploma, has modified and developed the range of HR Professional qualifications it awards. This followed an extensive period of consultation to ensure that the course is completely up-to-date and relevant to the HR practitioner.

The course, set at master’s level, is designed to give an all round grounding in the main skills and knowledge used by line managers and human resources practitioners when managing employees and dealing with the associated human resource management problems. The emphasis is on thinking strategically and how HR practice contributes to success of organisational practice.

What Will I Study?

It is recognised that managing staff effectively is a key component of organisational success and thus a better informed and professional approach to managing staff is necessary. The course comprises 8 units.

Three units are undertaken in each year of the course and the remaining two: Investigating a Business Issue and Developing Skills for Business leadership span both years of the course. These units provide an underpinning level of knowledge and allow you to gain the skills necessary to be a competent HR professional.

CIPD specified Core units

  • HRM in Context (Year 1)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (Year 1)
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective (Starts in Week 1 of the course and spans both years)
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership. (Runs through both years of the course and includes longer study periods)

Other compulsory units

  • Learning and Talent Development. (Year 1)
  • Managing Employment Relations (Year 2)
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (Year 2)
  • Employment Law (Year 2)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:  The normal entry requirements are an Honours degree or HND\C and you would normally be employed in a Human Resources Department or supervisory position. You will also need the support of your employer (or an equivalent) to be able to undertake the assessments, which have a work based element.



  • Leading, Managing & Developing People             
  • Managing Employment Relations            
  • Learning and Talent Development          
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective



  • HRM in Context               
  • Employment Law            
  • Resourcing & Talent Development
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed by a mixture of written assignments, reports and skills activities.  The HRM in Context and the Leading and Managing People units are assessed via national examinations.

Financial Support

There is no financial support for this course. Request an application pack by telephoning on 01254 292500 or by emailing us at


The course leader will advise as to the next stage dependent on your requirements as a manager.

Qualification Achieved

CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Practice (Level 7).

Other Information

How much does it cost?

  • Year 1 fees: £2,215.00
  • Year 2 fees: £2,475.00

Course fees are paid yearly.



You will be required to pay direct to the CIPD a joining and annual subscription fee (approx. £200) and the fees for the two national examinations in Year 1. Currently the fee, payable to CIPD in January 2014 is £60 per subject and this is reviewed by CIPD each year. In addition students are advised to put aside approximately £300 per year for text books.


Course dates

Year 1: Wednesdays 17th September 2014 – 17th June 2015 (12.00noon – 9.00pm)
Year 2: Thursdays 11th September 2014 – 4th June 2015 (
12.00noon – 9.00pm)

NEW STUDENTS:  The first stage in the application process is to send in your up-to-date CV to for the attention of Janine Smith & Laura Crompton.  The tutor will then assess your CV, have an informal chat with you over the telephone and then he will confirm your acceptance onto the course.  Following this acceptance you will then receive booking forms via your preferred contact method (current students do not need to re-submit a CV).


To find out more

Email The Training People at Blackburn College or call us on 01254 292500.

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Please note: Our courses are delivered on site at the main campus and/or off site at one of our dedicated Business Suites