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Level 4+

CIP L7 Adv Dip in Strategic People Management


To accommodate workplace commitments we are able to offer the study programme either on

Tuesdays, 1.30pm – 9.00pm in the classroom


Tuesday and Wednesday evening online 5.30pm – 9pm

This qualification galvanises learners with a depth and breadth of understanding of people practice and management to furnish them with the insight and strategy development skills required to operate and lead in an organisational setting at this level.

It is suited to individuals who:

  • are experienced people practitioners
  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people
  • wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience
  • are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations

Four core units


Unit title


Work and working lives in a changing business environment

This unit extends understanding of the interaction between the commercial business environment and likely future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. It discusses the range of people practices that are growing in importance, including those relating to ethics and sustainability, employee wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion.


People management and development strategies for performance

This unit focuses on the importance of evidence-based, outcomes-driven and principles-led practice in support of the core purpose of the people profession. It explores how people professionals create value and deliver outcomes for organisations and employees, and how contributing to the achievement of business objectives improves performance and enhances the employee experience. It also focuses on the need for policy and practice to be delivered coherently, in a way that is integrated and in line with organisational objectives.


Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen

This unit is about supporting successful workers and promoting effective and ethical behaviours to champion better work and working lives and develop business acumen. The theories and concepts that underpin this subject are essential for promoting inclusiveness and influencing others through fair and transparent behaviours. Through core skillsets such as perception, critical thinking, communication and teamwork, this unit will promote understanding of how actions and inclusive behaviour impact on ethics and the organisation.


Business research in people practice

This unit contains the components to enable a systematic approach to define, design and undertake a business research project in people practice. It focuses on developing ability to produce an integrated report based on evidence and to include own recommendations and critical reflection.

Plus three specialist units


Unit title


Strategic employment relations

This unit focuses on different perspectives of employment relations and the cooperation and conflict that varies between workplaces. There is a key role that institutions beyond the workplace play in shaping people management policy and practice within organisations, and a wide variety of models to emerge, meaning that outcomes are less predictable and relationships must be handled with great care.


Resourcing and talent management to sustain success

This unit focuses on the day-to-day practicalities and the longer-term strategic issues associated with resourcing organisations appropriately, ethically and fairly and to maximise the performance of staff and the organisation. These activities take place in a competitive context in which different employers aspire to recruit and retain the most talented and experienced people.


Strategic reward management

The unit focuses on the role of strategic reward in attracting, motivating and retaining people at work in order to direct the actions and behaviours of individuals, teams and the organisation towards the achievement of organisational goals. Different financial and non-financial benefits will be applicable depending on the organisational context, but these must always be fair and equitable. The unit contains the elements required to design, introduce, manage and evaluate effective and fair reward strategies and how the associated policies and practices link and impact on other people practices.

Plus one additional specialist unit

7OS01 Advanced employment law in practice

You will develop a broad understanding of UK employment law and the legal framework for employment regulation in the UK. You will explain the major sources of employment law and its evolution, the role and function of the courts and other employment law institutions and the principles of law in the fields of precedent, vicarious liability and continuity of employment. You will cover the Equality Act and its application, including interpretation of the protected characteristics aimed at protecting workers from unlawful acts of discrimination. You will analyse the principles that underpin contracts of employment and debate the principles of wrongful, constructive and unfair dismissal. Finally, you will summarise the law in relation to health and safety at work and personal injury, the regulation of hours and wages, maternity and parental employment rights and the regulations relating to confidentiality at work.

This is the new CIPD qualification introduced in 2021. Based on the new Profession Map, the qualifications focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work.

‘More information about approval will be confirmed during your telephone interview.’;

Induction dates:

12/09/2023 or 09/01/24 or 16/04/2024


This advanced course, will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to deal with the difficult role of the advanced HR Partner/Manager more confidently, authoritatively and efficiently. The course is for those presently working in HR and is suited to individuals who:

  • are experienced people practitioners (2 years HR experience minimum)
  • completion of L5 HR Diploma or a relevant degree
  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people
  • wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience
  • are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisation


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