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Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources. Please take a look at our other fantastic CIPD courses.

Who is it for? If you are a HR Manager looking to advance to the next level of your career, the CIPD Advanced Certificate is the qualification for you. You need to have managerial HR experience or the CIPD Intermediate Certificate and be comfortable studying at post-graduate level to qualify for this programme.
Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources
Location: Online learning combined with six workshops (compulsory)
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 12 month programme, recommend 10 hours per week

Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Reach your potential with the CIPD Advanced Certificate in Human Resources 

The Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources is one of the highest level courses that are offered by the CIPD – Level 7 is equivalent to a postgraduate degree.

By studying and successfully achieving a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate, you are demonstrating that you have the skills and drive to maximise your contribution to overall business performance and are committed to achieving the highest standard of professionalism in your career. Research has revealed that those with professional qualifications stand to earn £81,000 in additional earnings over a lifetime* and should you continue on your CIPD pathway you could take a job as a HR Director earning around £62,500**.

Home Learning College has trained thousands of Students through their CIPD qualifications and we are extremely proud of our 100% pass rate and being chosen as CIPD's exclusive digital learning partner for HR and L&D qualifications. Through our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus, experienced Tutors and unique Tutor Group Study method, we are ready to help you get to the next level in your HR career.

Studying your CIPD qualification online with Home Learning College allows you to progress through the course whenever and whenever suits you. Submit your details in the form to receive a course brochure.

How to gain the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources

You will progress through the CIPD Advanced Certificate on our award winning VLC (Virtual Learning Campus); our online learning platform which lets you study on any internet-enabled device, wherever and whenever suits you. By learning online, you can fit gaining a professional CIPD qualification around work, family and other important commitments. This programme offers you a flexibility that is simply not available from traditional colleges.

The VLC is filled with a wide range of interactive resources and engaging content, designed to cater to all learning styles to give all you the best chance of success.  The programme includes videos, interactive quizzes, live online classes – with Tutor and peer interaction, case studies and student forums. In addition, our free Career Management Hub offers you recent industry news, CV advice, interview simulators, expert video tips and recruitment help. 

Intermediate vs Advanced - CIPD Certifications

CIPD Certifications are awarded at three levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Whether you begin at the Intermediate or Advanced level depends both on your previous experience and your professional goals. To identify which level of CIPD Certification is best suited to your needs, please refer to the course snapshot below, or talk to a Course Advisor for a full course consultation.

Intermediate Certificate Advanced Certificate
Level 5 qualification - comparable to studying at under-graduate degree standard Level 7 qualification - comparable to studying at postgraduate degree standard
12 month programme 12 month programme
Provides an in-depth and comprehensive examination of HR practice Will equip you with the skills to work as a senior HR Manager and provide value
Leads to HR job roles at mid-managerial level Leads to HR job roles at senior level
Leads to Associate Level Membership of the CIPD Leads to Associate Level Membership of the CIPD
*CCPMO Economic Impact Report, December 2008
** Total Jobs Salary Checker, 2016

Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Please take a look at our other fantastic CIPD courses.

Course Structure

The Syllabus is set by the CIPD but we translate those requirements into a unique combination of activities that give you the confidence to progress and achieve your qualification.

Through our team of CIPD Tutors and our Virtual Learning Campus, you will be taught the latest thinking and best practice within Human Resource and Personnel and Development whilst being able to study from home.

Our Advanced Certificate in HR is taught via a blend of online and classroom learning, allowing you to study when and where you want but benefit at the same time from a structured learning framework, giving you the perfect balance of flexibility and support.

You will progress as part of a group: working to structured timetable, completing collaborative learning activities, attending live online lectures and seminar groups, and meeting your tutor and fellow students in person at six one-day workshops. You will also be expected to commit around 10 hours per week for study, during which time you will have full support from your tutor via phone, email and online. This method of learning is designed to provide you with all the benefits of the classroom, but without the restrictions.

Your workshops

The Level 7 course includes 6 face-to-face workshops, which are included in the package. These workshop days are an excellent opportunity to meet your Tutors and fellow learners and create a network of support to use throughout your course. These workshops will be held in London. They also form an important part of the assessment of the course, contributing to your final grades/marks and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate practical ability alongside knowledge and skill. The sessions are all held on Saturday or Sunday to allow maximum flexibility for students.

*All six workshops for the course are mandatory and will be held on set dates which will be given to you before you enrol. Cost of accommodation and travel is not included.

Find out what you can expect from our CIPD workshop days.

Live online classes

Regular live online classes will be held for your course. These will be hosted by one of our experienced CIPD Tutors, covering course unit topics and held in the evenings for your convenience.


The Advanced Certificate in Human Resources is made up of four modules, with one textbook provided per unit:

  1. Resourcing and Talent Management
  2. Learning and Talent Development
  3. Managing Employee Relations
  4. Leading, Managing and Developing people

Your qualification…

  • All books and courses materials
  • 12 months tutor support
  • 24 hour access to our unique Virtual Learning Campus 
  • Examination and assessment fees
  • Six classroom-based one-day workshops
  • Optional subscription to the National Union of Students (NUS) Extra Card

CIPD Membership

Membership benefits include:

  • Professional recognition: a competitive edge in the job market
  • Professional development: exclusive access to the online assessment tool My CPD Map
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
  • The opportunity to save money on products such as textbooks, publications, DVDs and toolkits and conference tickets
  • Exclusive access to all areas of cipd.co.uk, as well as additional HR resources such as 100s of online business journals, country/company reports, employment law information, and in-depth research, surveys and policy reports.

The full range of benefits, details on membership prices and information about how to apply can be found on the CIPD website.

Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Please take a look at our other fantastic CIPD courses.

Our Students choose Home Learning College as their CIPD training provider because of the complete package of support and services we offer. This starts from your very first call with us to discuss your study options. Here are the main components:

  • A dedicated tutor takes responsibility for your overall progress through the course. They have the experience and expertise to get you qualified
  • The student services team help you organise your exams, learn how to use our wealth of support tools and generally make things go smoothly
  • Our marking team ensure your assignments are turned around rapidly with helpful feedback
  • A copy of the official CIPD textbook
  • Interactive live classes mean you learn alongside your peers keeping you motivated– you really don’t feel you’re studying alone
  • We set an achievable Study Framework for your tutor group to ensure you complete the course
  • Exam fees and a full exam booking service are included so you can focus 100% on your studies
  • Flexible finance options to help you spread the cost (more detail below)
  • NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts.
  • 24 hour access to our award winning Virtual Learning Campus with everything you need during your course in one place
  • A vibrant community of thousands of students gives you a ready-made network for support or advice
  • Practical tests throughout the course cement your knowledge
  • Real time personal progress tracking ensures you stay on task and motivated to keep going
  • A comprehensive Career Management Service including video career coaching, interview simulator, career assessment tools, CV guidance and job search

Please note that although you will be required to have CIPD membership in order to submit any assignments, membership is not included with the course. When your tuition period is about to begin, you will be provided with details on how to purchase your own membership.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18, 24 or 36 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

*Any offer of credit will be is subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Please take a look at our other fantastic CIPD courses.

The CIPD Advanced Certificate in Human Resources will enable you to learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance, and develop your understanding of organisations and the external context within which HR operates.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Certificate and having demonstrated your knowledge in the workplace, you will gain Associate Level membership of the CIPD which respected throughout the industry. You will be able to use the designatory letters Assoc CIPD after your name to demonstrate your professional credentials.

The skills and knowledge that you will gain from your CIPD Advanced Certificate will qualify you for a variety of HR roles such as:

Head of HR 


*Source: Total Jobs Salary Checker 2016  

HR Director


*Source: Total Jobs Salary Checker 2016  


Sorry, we no longer offer the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Please take a look at our other fantastic CIPD courses.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world's largest Chartered HR and people development professional body, with over 140,000 members worldwide. CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and highly valued by employers.

Our CIPD online programmes allow you to study at home and learn the practical skills and theory you need to progress as a HR professional and apply your learning in a real-world setting.

Successful completion of the CIPD Advanced Certificate leads to Associate membership of the CIPD. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. It’s an achievement that makes you stand out in your career and is respected and valued by employers. It also emphasises your commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to stay current.

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