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CIPD Advanced Diploma Human Resource Management Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma

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The Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a postgraduate qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) being delivered by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Effective people management is one of the most important issues in every sector of the economy and the role of Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals in advising and supporting line management to achieve an organisation's objectives has never been more vital.

The Business School is an accredited CIPD Licenced Centre, with a wealth of experience in delivering high-quality postgraduate HR courses. This CIPD accreditation is also a key element of the Business School's strong link with the professional body – particularly the CIPD's Kent branch.

This part-time Level 7 Diploma is designed to offer local HRM Professionals the opportunity to complete the academic requirements for Chartered Membership/ Fellowship of the CIPD. The course also meets the needs of employers who rely on highly educated HR managers to improve organisational effectiveness in the light of new challenges and demands.

Relevant experience could include:

  • having the responsibility for Human Resource (HR) decision making within an organisation at operational, tactical or more strategic level;
  • being an HR professional in a team or HR functional management role, seeking to enhance and develop your career;
  • having responsibilities for the HR function and activities within an organisation without a specialist function;
  • being an independent or employed consultant who supports organisations in meeting their goals.

On completion of the Diploma you will automatically be upgraded to Associate Membership of CIPD (Assoc.CIPD). Upgrading to Chartered Membership is dependent on appropriate workplace experience. We can work with you to help upgrade your membership to Chartered status.

Taught on a part-time basis (one afternoon and evening per week), the CIPD Advanced Diploma consists of eight modules and usually takes two years to complete.

You’ll need to attend for two four hour sessions on the same day once a week, together with one Saturday workshop for each module.

CIPD modules studied:

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Leading, Managing & Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an Human Resources Perspective
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Employment Law

The modules are all standalone so it is possible to take them on an individual basis to meet the needs of your previous studies and personal circumstances.

You’ll be required to become a student member of the CIPD. This entitles you to full access to the CIPD’s website and the monthly People Management Magazine, plus many other related benefits including the opportunity to attend CIPD Kent Branch meetings and events.

This course will enable you to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in HRM.

Completing the Advanced Diploma gives entry to the one-year part-time MA in Human Resource Management.

Fees

2020/21 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time N/A N/A
Part-time £5,330 (full course)
£690 per module
N/A

Alumni of Canterbury Christ Church University are eligible for a 20% discount on this course, subject to terms and conditions.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

A range of assessments across the eight modules including case studies, group presentations, a management report and two CIPD examinations.

Apply Direct / Part-time study

Location Length Start  
CIPD Advanced Diploma In Human Resource Management apply
Canterbury 2 years part-time August 2020
CIPD Advanced Diploma In Human Resource Management apply
Canterbury 2 years part-time January 2021
CIPD Advanced Diploma In Human Resource Management apply
Canterbury 2 years part-time February 2021

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.

For an informal discussion and more information contact The Business School.

Email: business.school@canterbury.ac.uk

Tel: 01227 922306

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

  • You normally qualify for entry to this course if you have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above in any discipline or recognised equivalent, CIPD Level 3 or 5 Certificates.
  • You'll also need to be in employment in a HR or associated role, or have had previous experience in a substantive HR role.
  • An interview will be required.

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