CIPD - Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Human Resources (2 year course, fee below is per year)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC682
  • Duration: 32 weeks x 6.5 hours
  • Price: £2550.00
  • Start Date:
  • Days: MON
  • Times: 12:00-20:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the awarding body of this Advanced Diploma, has developed the range of HR Professional qualifications following extensive consultation with industry to ensure that their programmes are up-to-date and relevant to the HR practitioner.

Equivalent to postgraduate level, CIPD Advanced Level 7 Qualifications are designed for people involved in implementing strategy and developing policies. CIPD Advanced Level 7 Qualifications are the most widely recognised professional qualifications in the field of HR or L&D and are ideal for those aspiring to become a Chartered Member (MCIDP) or a Chartered Fellow (FCIPD) of the CIPD. Successful completion of the CIPD Advanced Diploma qualification will lead to Associate membership of the CIPD (please note that the Award Level 7 qualification does not lead to Associate membership).

Why come to Blackburn College?

  • We are a CIPD Approved centre and provide teaching on the national CIPD scheme, with CIPD awarded qualifications at Levels 3 to 7, that means you have international portability and recognition of your attainment and qualification once completed

  • We have a proven track record of quality teaching and student achievement

  • We are rated in the highest banding of quality assurance by the CIPD that expresses their confidence in our teaching and administration of the programme

  • Teacher-trained and CIPD qualified teaching staff who have worked in industry and commerce and have obtained high levels of academic achievement themselves

  • Purpose-built Higher Education facilities

  • Right-sized classes that will enable you to feel comfortable and supported in your learning

  • Pastoral student support from tutors and other support staff for those times when you may need a little more help

  • Online virtual learning environment, based upon the Moodle platform, to support the CIPD website resources, for all year round study support and resources

  • Student Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development gives you exclusive member-only access to resources, connections and the support you need to make a difference. You will have access to the latest HR and Learning and Development resources, development tools and networking opportunities. CIPD membership keeps you informed, supported and connected throughout your career.


What will I study?



The full Advanced Diploma course will be delivered over 2 years.  Below are the units that will run in the 19/20 academic year:

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (7SBL)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (7HRC)
  • Learning & Talent Management (7LTD)
  • Leading, Managing & Developing People (7LMP)

If you are looking to take the course following a more individual pattern you should make arrangements to speak with the Programme Director to confirm the options that may be available to you.

If you are looking to take the course following a more individual pattern you should make arrangements to speak with the Programme Director to confirm the options that may be available to you.


The full course will be delivered over 2 years and you may choose to pay either (1) modularly or (2) yearly.   Direct debit options are available for students paying for their own fees.

Please note that in addition to the programme fees above you will be required to pay direct to the CIPD a joining fee of £40.00 and an annual subscription fee, currently £118 (subject to change)   In addition, students are recommended to purchase the relevant course text books to support your learning.   More details will be provided at induction. 

You must remain in membership throughout all the time that you are both on the course and awaiting for your certificate to be awarded. The CIPD will not process certificates for anyone who is not in membership, and dealing with such cases can delay the entire group from being processed in a timely manner by the CIPD

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management or Learning and Development, work at a strategic managerial level in your organisation, or work at a suitably-responsible and strategic role possibly as a HR Business Partner, HR Manager or HR Centre of Excellence professional, in order to benefit from this programme’s content and successfully complete the relevant assessments and activities associated with the programme.

If you have not completed Level 5 with us, the first part of the application process is to submit your up-to-date Curriculum Vitae by email to  The Programme Director cannot consider your application until this is received (if you have already done this for this level and have been accepted, you may ignore this part of the process.  If you have completed your level 5 with us (or the first year of level 7), your CV is not required).   

You may then be either offered a place, or be invited in for interview (or interviewed by telephone) to decide if this is the most appropriate course for you.  No monies will be taken until you have been awarded a place on the course.  Further joining details will be provided after the initial decision has been taken.   



Once you have been confirmed as having a place on the course and have made your payment, please ensure that you join the CIPD using the link provided (if you have not done so already).  Please ensure to keep your membership up to date.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a mixture of written assignments, reports, examinations (7HRC and 7LMP) and skills activities.    

You'll find useful information about CIPD and insights into their programmes here: and a link to CIPD's YouTube Channel at this link:

What can I do next?

See our professional courses here

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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