Reasons to study for your CIPD Advanced Level 7 qualification through CIPD Flexible Learning+

A practical route to enhancing your knowledge and skills giving you the edge in today's competitive business environment

We offer CIPD qualifications, whether you’re in HR or L&D, which will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to advance your professional career and gain the professional recognition you deserve.

Programmes designed to fit around busy home and work lives

You can study how, where and when you want, fitting your study time around the rest of your life and work commitments. Depending on the programme, you only have to attend a workshop every four weeks or so – the rest of your time is yours to schedule as it suits you, and importantly, your work commitments.

Unrivalled support from your personal tutor throughout your programme

You’ll benefit from the guidance and support of an expert facilitator who will be available to you via phone, email or the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You’ll also be able to network with other learners face to face at the group workshops and online via the VLE – giving each other valuable support and advice and sharing your ideas and different perspectives.

Unique learning resources designed to support you as a learner and HR/L&D professional

All your learning materials are provided as part of the programme. And importantly, we offer a variety of learning resources – workbooks, textbooks, online resources, podcasts/MP4s – to suit individual learning styles.

Written so they fully complement each other, our resources are cross-referenced and easy to use to ensure you make the most of your study time and that your learning experience is enjoyable and successful.

We've also been told time and time again from our learners that the highly practical nature of the learning materials means that you can be apply your learning to workplace issues while you're studying.

Expert facilitators bring your learning to life

The facilitators are experts who when they’re not working with you on your programme, are on assignments with a wide range of organisations. The currency of their experience and expertise brings key ideas and theories to life, enriching your learning experience and helping you to apply immediately what you learn to your day-to-day role.

Nationwide study venues with multiple start dates

CIPD Flexible Learning+ programmes are truly flexible – your route is determined by you and programmes start several times throughout the year. Study venues are local to you, right across the UK, and include lunch and refreshments.

Accessible to professionals without a first degree

We recognise that today's people management and development professionals operate across a diverse range of industries and organisation sizes and enter the HR and L&D professions from an increasingly diverse range of professional areas. As such, CIPD Flexible Learning+ programmes are accessible to people without a previous academic qualification.

We'll give you all the support you need as you progress through your studies, and importantly, the knowledge and expertise to achieve results for you and your organisation.

No hidden costs

With CIPD Flexible Learning+, all your programme resources, access to the dedicated online environment, text books, workbooks, personal facilitator support and group workshops, including refreshments, are included in the fee.

Business case for organisations

Aside from the obvious benefits studying a CIPD qualification by CIPD Flexible Learning+ can bring to individuals, there is also a strong business case for organisations to invest in the development of their HR and development teams, and gain the very best return from training budgets.

View the business case for organisations