CIPD qualifications are recognised by employers as a global standard of excellence. Your qualification also gives you CIPD membership, connecting you to a deeply informed and influential network of people professionals worldwide - and a path to life-long learning.
Are you ready to deepen your expertise in strategic HR? This qualification will help you learn how to manage employment relations, recruit and nurture talent to sustain success – and reward and motivate the superstars in your workforce.
Is this qualification right for me?
This qualification is perfect for you if you want to develop your personal effectiveness and business acumen. You’ll learn how to design and manage your own strategy, enhance people management skills – and learn how best to lead.
What will I learn?
You’ll study 4 core units + 3 specialist units + the choice of 1 optional unit:
- 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
- Strategic employment relations
- Resourcing and talent management to sustain success
- Strategic reward management
- Organisational design and development
- Advanced employment law in practice
- Learning and development practice
- Technology enhanced learning
- Advanced diversity and inclusion
- Managing people in an international context
- Well-being at work
Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management at a glance
HR professionals keen to lead, work strategically, and shape the future of the profession
Typical job titles
People Analytics Manager
Head of HR
Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Director of People
Head of Resourcing
Head of Talent
CIPD Associate, with the potential to apply for Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, depending on your experience
Average completion time
The Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is comparable to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 7 in England and Northern Ireland. Find out more here
Are you an employer looking to upskill
your team of six or more?
With a CIPD qualification, you can choose from online, face to face, and blended study modes, with the option to study part-time (2-20 hours per week). This flexibility lets you fit your study around your other commitments.
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