CIPD Level 7

Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

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What our Level 7 L&D course offers

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What is the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in L&D?

The CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development, designed by the prestigious CIPD, is the equivalent to a postgraduate degree.

Providing you with a deep level of understanding and expertise in L&D principles, it supports a transition to senior strategic learning and development roles.

This advanced level qualification, based on the CIPD Profession Map, provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours in their role.

What are the benefits of a Level 7 L&D qualification?

With this Level 7 course, you will study advanced areas of strategic learning and development, including business research and performance based development strategies, helping you to make an impact in your organisation.

Successfully completing the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development will enable learners to apply for esteemed Chartered Membership Status of CIPD.

Level 7 L&D Diploma FAQs

The Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development is suited to individuals who are experienced people practitioners; are working in a senior learning and development role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people; or who wish to shape learning and development creating value for a wide audience.

The Level 7 Diploma is designed for learners aged 21+ and you should meet the requirements of the learning outcomes and have the appropriate literacy and numeracy needed to complete the qualification. Previous experience in L&D is recommended.

The completion time varies between participants, but on average it takes 18 to 24 months to complete a Level 7 Diploma.

We offer both online learning or blended programmes.

Choose our 100% online programmes for a truly flexible experience to help you fit the qualification around your lifestyle, you will have 24/7 access to our e-learning platform, resources and webinars.

Our blended programmes offer a unique blend of workshops, webinars, community collaboration and online learning.

You will study a range of advanced L&D topics including:

  • Work and working lives in a changing business environment
  • Business research in people practice
  • People management and development strategies for performance
  • Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
  • Organisational design and development
  • Leadership and management development in context
  • Designing learning to improve performance

You'll also choose one elective module to study from the following list:

  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Advanced diversity and inclusion
  • Well-being at work
  • Advanced employment law in practice
  • Managing people in an international context
  • Learning and development practice

You'll submit written assignments online for each module that you study to be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

At DPG, we offer the industry-recognised CIPD Level 7 course at a price that helps you learn the skills you need to take your career to the next stage without breaking the bank.

If you're self-funded, take advantage of our interest-free payment plans. These are available with low deposits for up to 30 months on our Level 7 course. To find out more, please call one of our advisors who can talk you through your options.

If you are being funded by your company our programme advisors can help you build a business case for your employer outlining the benefits of studying a CIPD qualification. Call us on 0330 660 0220 to find out more.

Yes, you should join CIPD as a Student Member before you submit your first assignment for your Level 7 Diploma. You need to be a member so CIPD can moderate your assignments, award your grades, and give you your qualification – so it’s pretty important!

We’ll explain how to join as a Student Member once you enrol. Bear in mind you’ll pay an annual Student Membership fee to CIPD too.

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