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CIPD Human Resources Management Level 7 Advanced Certificate

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Subject Area

Human resources


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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This qualification is for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners, whether working as managers or consultants in generalist or specialist roles.

Set at a postgraduate level, the CIPD Advanced Certificate level qualification will develop your understanding of organisations and the changing external context within which HR operates.

Regular attendance is essential and it is a CIPD requirement to cover the subjects in sufficient depth. Students must achieve a minimum of 80% attendance.

What I'll learn

You will need to complete and pass the following four modules over the 33-week period to gain the qualification;

  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Employment Law


How I'll learn

The course runs over 35 weeks and the expectation is that students will be in college for 8 hours per week on a Thursday afternoon/evening 13:00–21:00.  There will be various methods of teaching including formal teaching, workshops, seminars and online activities.

It is also the expectation that as a student on this course, you will commit a minimum of 10 hours per week in addition to the time spent at college for self-directed study and completion of formative assessments given by the tutors.


How I'll be assessed

Each module is assessed by written assessment together with other more practical formative assessments and preparation of a portfolio of work.


Entry Requirements

In general, all applicants should be in possession of a first degree in a related subject. 

However, those who have not had the opportunity to study at this level but have a broad experience of HR at as senior/strategic are considered.  All applicants are required to complete the enrolment form and an interview.

Progression on to the Advanced Diploma is not automatic but is contingent upon satisfactory completion of Year 1.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.