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Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management

CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management

CIPD Level 7 Diploma Program

The CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management is created to give you a comprehensive insight into the HR industry and help you to attain the skills and knowledge needed for the HR industry. This qualification offers opportunity for learners to transition to employment as people managers.


Successful completion of the program gives learners:


  • An industry recognised professional qualification (CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management) which proves to employers your commitment to continuing professional development in your specialist field.

  • Continued study opportunities onto higher levels of the CIPD qualifications or entry onto Masters level programmes at University.

  • Associate membership of the CIPD (a professional indication of competence that signals to employers your ability to apply your knowledge in a business context).

Who is CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management for?

The CIPD Level 7 Diploma in People Management (DPM) program is for you if you are:

  • Aim to develop a career in HR Management and have completed the CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice.

  • Are working in the field of HR Management and want to extend your skills/knowledge.

  • Work within an organisation where you have responsibility for implementing HR policies.

  • Have been working in the field for some time and have no professionally recognised HR qualifications.

  • Seek to progress your career in HR and L&D management by gaining a professional qualification

Learning Outcomes

The CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management  is practical work based qualification that will enable you to:

  • Develop your understanding of and ability to apply HR concepts, theories and tools.

  • Extend your knowledge and skills in creating and implementing HR policies and procedures.

  • Widen your perspective of how HR fits into (and is impacted by) the wider organisational and environmental strategic context.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates should have sufficient experience in an HR Role.

  • English proficiency. 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.

  • As part of the application process, candidates will be required to complete a Diagnostic Assessment.

Delivery Method

  • This is an instructor-Led progarmme, 13 classroom days / 26 online days /105 training hours.

  • Coursework activities and assignments to be given during class.

  • You will learn in dedicated classrooms delivered by lecturers with a broad range of industry expertise using the latest technologies.

Study Method

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The programme is developed to meet the needs of busy professionals and incorporates group work, case studies, and scenarios from current HR Practice with unlimited support via e-mail to your programme tutors.

The diploma program is a combination of classroom guided learning, online learning, and self-study. The students are working professionals so we have split the classroom days into manageable chunks. You will only need to take time off work for a few days at a time and there is also sufficient time in between the blocks (modules) to self-study and complete assignments.


Our programs are taught by practicing HR professionals and supported with creative and interesting learning materials. Therefore, our programs encourage collaboration, interaction, participation and the sharing of experiences with fellow students, whilst building a strong working relationship with our team.

Assessment Method


  • There are no exams or workshops on this program. Students will be assessed via a range of methods include written assignments (business reports, work based project and reflective statements to support individual learning plans), presentations, role plays as well your contribution to online discussion forums.

  • Students will submit your assignments for each module online. Each will be between 2500 and 3900 words. Assignments will be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD. At the beginning of the program, students will get an access to the We-are-HR Student hub. The student hub has detailed resources for each module. Before each class, the tutor will share all the resources needed and during classes students will work through each of the learning outcomes.


Assessment focus

Assessment for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is employer driven and aimed at real scenarios that learners may encounter in their future career.


Assessment grading

This qualification is not graded. Learners will receive either a Pass or Fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a Pass.


Qualification achievement

  • All assessments for this qualification are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes.

  • To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each unit. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credit can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit.

  • Statements of standalone unit credit will be subject to the currency of the existing qualification and CIPD quality assurance checks. The CIPD’s decision will be final.



Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management or the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development.

Diploma Content:

You'll Study 8 Units:

  • Unit 1: 7CO01 Work and working lives in a changing business environment

  • Unit 2: 7CO02 People management and development strategies for performance

  • Unit 3: 7CO03 Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen

  • Unit 4: 7CO04 Business research in people practice

  • Unit 5: 7HR01 Strategic employment relations

  • Unit 6:  7HR02 Resourcing and talent management to sustain success

  • Unit 7: 7HR03 Strategic reward management

  • Unit 8: 7OS05 Managing people in an international context


  • The Qualification is delivered in 4 modules/blocks of 12 days each.

  • There is a period of 6-8 weeks between each module. This allows the student to return to their workplace, review their learning, and complete the required workbooks and assignments.

  • Below are the dates of the 2023-24 calendar of CIPD Level 7  Diploma in Strategic People Management program:

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