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CIPD Level 7Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

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RM672/month interest-free



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Average completion time18 - 24 months


Support period24 months


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  • Gain a globally recognised L&D qualification with the most trusted CIPD Centre†
  • The ideal course if you have considerable L&D experience or a related degree
  • Prepare for strategic senior roles like L&D Director and Training Consultant
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & personal CIPD tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Gain the high-level strategic skills you need to stand out in senior L&D roles with this online postgraduate-level qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

CIPD qualifications are the global gold standard in learning and development, helping you:

  • Earn more: 73% of our CIPD students increase their salary
  • Enhance your credibility: gain prestigious CIPD Chartered Membership
  • Upgrade your CV: 95% of our students say CIPD helped them attract employers
  • Achieve top jobs: 81% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential

Getting CIPD qualified is the simplest way to invest in yourself and your career, making sure you're on track to get the raise, recognition, and senior role you deserve. That's why 94% of our students recommend CIPD.‡

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Advanced Level 7 course, you should generally have at least one of the following:

  • Significant L&D experience in an L&D or HR role
  • Senior management experience that involved elements of L&D 
  • An HR or other related degree

If English is your second language, we recommend you have achieved one of the following, or an equivalent:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in each category
  • TOEFL: 90 overall score with a minimum of 19 in each category
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this isn't mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

CIPD course content

Your CIPD Level 7 Advanced course and assignments are fully online.

You'll study eight modules, made up of seven core modules and your choice of one elective module.

Core modules

  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
  • Business Research in People Practice
  • Organisational Design and Development
  • Leadership and Management Development in Context
  • Designing Learning to Improve Performance

Elective modules (choose one) 

  • 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

For full details of what you’ll learn on each module, download our CIPD Advanced Diploma course guide.

CIPD assessments

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, letting you demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll submit your assignments online, and they’ll be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

Once you've passed all your assignments, you'll be awarded your new CIPD qualification!

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Wesley Lum ‘I found the staff and tutors from ICS Learn are highly responsive, professional, and committed to their students. All units within the module were very informative, well-written, and well-delivered due to the tutor's experience and knowledge.’
- Wesley Lum

Bernadette Aquino ‘I have been able to use my studies in making decisions at work and able to relate the practical way of my work to my academic studies. The tutors are friendly and approachable which has made me feel very supported throughout the course.’
- Bernadette Aquino

Sarah Watts ‘Working full-time and having two young children, it was important that I could work at my own pace. My HR Director encouraged me to take this route rather than do an MA, as she felt CIPD was more about applying the theory in practice.’
- Sarah Watts

  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime online
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes and Q&A sessions
  • There's no limit on how often you can ask for help – we're always here for you
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

Learning and Development FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're trusted by thousands of CIPD students in 100+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5000 independent student reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 99% across every level.*

There are five CIPD qualifications to choose from.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR/L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR or L&D role.

The CIPD Associate Diploma in Operational Learning & Development is designed for those with some training experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you have experience of training in a non-L&D role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development is designed for those with considerable L&D experience who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior L&D roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.

If you'd like to specialise in HR rather than L&D, you could also study the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CIPD student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have access to:

  • Unlimited support from your CIPD tutor – get in touch online or arrange a phone call
  • Live online CIPD classrooms so you can learn and ask questions in real time
  • CIPD classroom recordings so you can watch and rewatch them at a time that suits you
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals
  • Our friendly Student Services team to help you with non-academic questions
  • Our all-in-one online learning platform, the Student Community, filled with interactive course materials designed by CIPD experts

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Yes, you must be a CIPD member for the duration of your studies. We can’t submit your assignments for moderation, give you assessment grades, or award your qualification unless you’re an active CIPD member, so you must register before submitting your first assignment.

We’ll give you full details of how to join as a Student Member after you enrol. You’ll pay an annual Student Membership fee – our CIPD Advisors can give you the most up-to-date costs.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before enrolment so that we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

If you’re not ready to commit to the full qualification and would like to focus on only the essential modules of this course, you could study our CIPD Level 7 Core programme. 

The programme has an average completion time of 9 months and a support period of 12 months, and covers 4 modules:

  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance 
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen 
  • Business Research in People Practice

Bear in mind that the Core programme won’t give you a CIPD qualification, just the essential skills you need for senior L&D roles.

If you complete the programme and then decide you’d like to move onto the full CIPD Level 7 Diploma, you won’t need to take the whole course again – you can simply complete the extra 4 modules and you’ll be CIPD qualified!

For more information on our CIPD Core programmes, get in touch with our course advisors by webchat, email or phone. 

* Pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 3,471 ICS Learn CIPD students who graduated between 2012 and 2019.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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