CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course

Advance your career in senior Learning & Development (L&D) roles with the esteemed CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course. Our course is perfect for those aiming to improve their high-level strategic skills. With this 240-hour training, CIPD provides professionals with the expertise to influence key decisions. The diploma offers a deep understanding of social, demographic and economic trends. Moreover, it can analyse the impact of public policy developments on people's practice. With the help of our course, participants can successfully achieve the Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development certification.

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What is the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course All About?

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is equivalent to a postgraduate advanced level qualification. This course is ideal for those who are already working in strategic L&D roles like people managers or leaders. Our course explores the concepts of role and influence of people professionals ethics, business acumen, organisational design and development and more. 

Why is The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course Important?

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is important to advance in organisational learning and development jobs. This credential is recognised worldwide. Candidates can showcase vital skills in advanced leadership, innovation, change management and strategic L&D planning. By the end of the course, professionals will be certified and can get lucrative jobs across different industries.


How Does a CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course Help You Get Hired by Companies?

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course equips candidates with skills to excel in strategic organisational development. Companies highly value such skills. Certified professionals are knowledgeable about employment law and ethics, employee management and promoting well-being. Their advanced skills drive organisational growth. Hence, companies offer higher salary packages to CIPD professionals.

Industry Trends

Some current industry trends have influenced organisational management. These trends include the following:

  • ➤ Generative AI usage in workplaces
  • ➤ Learning experience platforms 
  • ➤ Employee centric learning
  • ➤ Wellbeing programs & Mental health support
  • ➤ Use of Human Resource Information Systems (HRISs)

Based on a Deloitte report, 85% of company leaders support more flexible working management. Hence, organisations search for qualified individuals who can adapt to and address these shifting trends to achieve business growth.

Market trends

The global workplace learning and development industry has a market size of 363.26 billion USD. Moreover, the Global Corporate Training market is predicted to reach USD 251715.61 million by 2028, with a CAGR of 9.57%. This indicates a high demand and a bright future for L&D and Organisational Development experts.

Salary Trends

CIPD certificates are the gold standard for HR and L&D professionals. Achieving the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development helps one to advance in learning and development roles. 

Here are the average salaries earned by professionals in the MENA region:

  • ➤ Dubai: AED 40,000 monthly
  • ➤ Saudi Arabia: SAR 28,000 monthly
  • ➤ Qatar: QAR 30,800 monthly

These figures indicate that this CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development offers lucrative job opportunities and qualified professionals are much valued.

Demand & Opportunities

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development helps one to excel in organisational learning and development roles. Companies are always in demand for these candidates. Thus, it becomes easier for trained professionals to avail of high-paying job roles.

Here are some of the most in-demand job roles with the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development qualification:

  1. Head of L&D
  2. Head of Organisational Development
  3. Head of Employee Experience
  4. Learning Design Lead

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the CIPD Level 7- Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development will help you in the following ways:

  • Analyse social, economic and demographic trends shaping the business environment
  • Demonstrate effective leadership in change, innovation and ethical practices
  • Align people management strategies with organisational goals for enhanced performance
  • Evaluate practical and ethical challenges posed by data analytics and technology
  • Promote inclusiveness through ethical behaviours and fair transparent practices
  • Develop personal effectiveness, business acumen and self-awareness 
  • Conduct and present business research in people practice with critical reflection
  • Apply principles of organisational design and development for strategic success

Course Module

This unit will broaden your understanding of the interaction between the commercial business environment and future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. You will learn how to assess social, demographic, and economic trends and how developments in public policy affect people's practice. You will also learn about effective leadership of change, innovation, and creativity, including the key interrelationships between ethics, sustainability, diversity, and well-being. You will critically evaluate policy, practice and corporate social responsibility and the ways in which people professionals can apply and promote them for organisational productivity.


The theories and concepts you will learn in this unit are essential for promoting inclusiveness and influencing others through fair and transparent behaviours. You will learn to critically evaluate different ethical standpoints in the people profession and how ethical behaviour maintains high standards and contributes to the well-being and integrity of both employees and the organisation. You will also learn how to achieve and maintain challenging business outcomes through an understanding of the business, self-awareness and improvement to support your career progression. Finally, you will validate the benefits of maintaining a passion for learning, evaluate the need for continuing professional development and the merits of evidence-based critical thinking, effective influencing, and networking.

This unit focuses on the principles of organisational design and development to achieve strategic goals and support organisational success. You will learn to critically assess theory and concepts in relation to organisational design and development to understand the general principles and key issues that support them. You will explore the role of people professionals in the creation of new organisational forms, as well as examine responses and approaches to change, including strategies for employee engagement and reflection on personal skills and behaviours that influence successful execution.

In this unit, you will learn to analyse how organisational approaches to learning are impacted by different contexts and the external environment and determine the ways in which strong learning strategies and policies are developed. You will evaluate how learning data may be obtained and how it relates to learning needs while discussing the key differences between a learning gap and a development gap and the various approaches on how to close them.

The role and influence of people professionals is a key part of your learning in this unit. You will explore how people professionals create value and deliver outcomes for organisations and employees, and how contributing to the success of business objectives improves performance and enhances the employee experience. You will study the advantages and benefits of aligning people practice strategies with organisational goals and learn about the ways in which organisations integrate people practice with culture, brand and values. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to critically evaluate the practical and ethical challenges presented by data analytics and technological developments and assess how these elements affect your role.

In this unit, you will learn to define, design and undertake a business research project in people practice and learn how to present an integrated report based on evidence, and your own recommendations and critical reflection. Your project will examine themes that would add value to the organisation, and as you build your project, you will learn to distinguish between primary and secondary data, conduct cost and benefit analysis, and research ethical issues around data collection with a focus on how you could improve future project design and delivery.

In this unit, you will review the differences between leadership and management in different contexts, evaluating the roles of leaders and managers and their typical knowledge, skills and behaviours. You will discuss the advantages of adopting strategic approaches to leadership and management development and learn how to compare metrics and evaluation models and how they can be applied. You will also gain a better understanding of how the development of international leaders and managers in a global context affects cultural and geographical boundaries, including issues faced by micro multinationals and SMEs operating globally.

➤ Technology-Enhanced Learning

In this unit, you will review the diverse range of technologies within learning and development and their role within the organisation. You will analyse how technology-enhanced learning methods are used in design, development, impact measurement and assessment and evaluate how organisations blend technological and non-technological approaches to learning. You will also examine learning analytics and the advantages of data in improving the overall effectiveness of learning delivery.

➤ Advanced Diversity and Inclusion

In this unit, you will develop an enhanced understanding of the concept of diversity and inclusion, discussing a range of visible and non-visible dimensions that characterise the UK working population. You will analyse key trends and changes that have shaped labour supply in recent decades, evaluate the concept of vertical occupation and time segregation, study economic theories and data sources, and provide evidence-based examples of disadvantage and inequality. You will also cover the legal, moral, and business cases for managing diversity and developing a culture of inclusion and effectiveness in the workplace using varying approaches.

➤ Well-being at Work

In this module, you will explore the vital links between work, health, and well-being. You will learn how well-being connects with wider people management and organisational strategy and understand how it can be managed to support business goals. You will evaluate the main theories and issues surrounding well-being at work and identify the stakeholders that are required to maintain well-being initiatives. Finally, you will have the chance to develop a plan for your own workplace well-being programme.

➤ Advanced Employment Law in Practice

In this unit, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of UK employment law and the legal framework for employment regulation in the UK. You will study the major elements of employment law and its evolution, the role and function of the courts, and the principles of law in the fields of precedent, vicarious liability, and continuity of employment. You will also analyse the Equality Act, the principles that underpin contracts of employment, and debate the principles of wrongful, constructive and unfair dismissal. Finally, you will study the law in relation to health and safety at work and personal injury, regulation on hours and wages, maternity and parental rights and the regulations relating to confidentiality at work.

➤ Managing People in an International Context

This unit will teach you the different ways in which organisations operate, trade, and expand overseas and provide insight into the ethical issues in the field of international and management and employment. You will learn about how and why people management practices vary between different countries and regions around the world, focusing on the staffing of international organisations in particular. You will also examine the elements associated with managing people in an international context, specifically in the fields of performance management, diversity and inclusion, reward management, communication and employee voice, talent management and development and flexible working practice.

➤ Learning and Development Practice

In this unit, you will analyse the internal and external links between strategy and the influence of organisational power and politics on learning and development. You will also learn to critically evaluate the major stages in the design, delivery and impact of learning on individuals and organisations.

Program Dates

24 Feb
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

As the Director and Founder of We-are-HR Qualifications (CIPD Centre) since June 2021,  Natasia Hieber leads a team of 11 direct reports, including 6 Support Staff and 5 Trainer Coaches. Responsible for managing curriculum development, observing delivery, assessing, and ensuring quality assurance, she drives the Centre's values of Passionate, Caring, Driven, and Friendly. Additionally, she strategically foster partnerships while maintaining the delivery quality of all CIPD Programmes from Level 3, 5, and 7 in HR and L&D.

Simultaneously, as an HR/L&D Consultant at We-are-HR Solutions since February 2016, she also specializes in job evaluation, job analysis, designing pay structures, and GDPR compliance. Her expertise extends to employee engagement strategies, executive search utilizing psychometric testing, recruitment campaigns, onboarding, and performance reviews. Moreover, she provides comprehensive support and guidance on employee relations, employment law, and HR policy development.

Throughout her tenure, she has prioritised excellence, innovation, and strategic collaboration to drive organizational success and ensure optimal HR and L&D outcomes.

Core Competencies

  • HR Skills:
  • ⦾Employee Retention Project: Reduced Employee Turnover
  • ⦾Re-structuring and Change Management project
  • ⦾Employee Capability Project: Increased Employee Performance
  • ⦾Leadership and Management  - Training to managers at several organisations on ‘Recruitment Best Practice’ resulting in better quality of hires
  • ⦾Workforce planning project: Strategic planning of hires based on future workloads and business strategy 
  • ⦾Wellbeing Project: Created a Well-being Survey, analysed the results, made recommendations 
  • ⦾Competency Frame Project: Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Performance Review Process Improvement to create a Competency
  • ⦾Framework for 100 people in 5 different functions. Linked the Competency Framework to the Organisation’s Values and Vision

  • IT Skills 
  • ⦾Word, Advanced Excel (macros and pivot Tables) PowerPoint, Job Boards, I Grasp, BreatheHR, Adapt, 
  • ⦾Oracle, Social Media.

  • Professional Qualifications
  • ⦾Talent Predix Practitioner Licence
  • ⦾CIPD Chartered Membership (22653199)
  • ⦾Internal Quality Assurance E-Learning Network 
  • ⦾How to Create and Run a Brilliant Remote Workshop
  • ⦾Saville Wave Psychological and Occupational Testing Level A and B Test User
  • ⦾Future Learn Blended Learning Essentials 
  • ⦾City and Guilds PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector) Teaching Certificate
  • ⦾CIPD Graduate Membership 
  • ⦾CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) WBP: Career Development and Managing Talent 
  • ⦾Hudson IT Demystified Course
  • ⦾Thomson Corporation Introduction to Financial Markets 

  • Educational Qualifications
  • ⦾e-Learning Network - Internal Quality Assurance Level 4 Award 
  • ⦾Institute of Education (University College London) 
  • ⦾PGCE (Post-Graduate Degree in Education) – Post Compulsory Education (completed over 350 hours of teaching) - KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
  • ⦾MA International Human Resource Management - Commendation
  • ⦾CIPD Graduate Membership
  • ⦾University of the Arts – London Institute
  • ⦾BA Hons. Business Communications 

Natasia Hieber

Bringing a pragmatic and commercially focused approach, Keith offers a wealth of expertise in Employment Law and HR Policy & Practice. With a global perspective encompassing Africa, the Middle East, India, and SE Asia, he excels in communicating and influencing stakeholders at all organizational levels. Skilled in presentations, facilitation, and problem-solving, he quickly analyzes complex situations to provide effective solutions.

Moreover, Keith’s experience includes talent development, restructuring, change management, and conducting investigations. He has successfully consulted, advised, and trained in diverse sectors such as Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Further Education, Manufacturing, and the Public Sector.

Keith’s versatile expertise spans various sectors and enables him to tailor strategies that address industry-specific challenges and opportunities. Through insightful consulting, strategic advisement, and targeted training initiatives, he contributes to the sustained growth and success of organizations across diverse sectors. Committed to coaching and nurturing talent, he ensures alignment with business objectives while delivering impactful results.

Core Competencies

  • ⦾Pragmatic and commercial focus supported by a comprehensive knowledge of Employment Law and HR Policy & Practice. 
  • ⦾Ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the business. 
  • ⦾Able to quickly analyse, often complex, situations to identify relevant issues and solutions. 
  • ⦾Experienced in coaching and developing talent within the organisation to meet business objectives.
  • ⦾Extensive restructuring and change management experience.
  • ⦾Experienced in conducting investigations, consulting, advising and training in several sectors including Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Further Education, Manufacturing, Voluntary and Public Sectors.

Professional Qualifications

  • ⦾Chartered Fellow Of The Chartered Institute Of Personnel And Development
  • ⦾Recipient Of The Cipd Pace Volunteer Award
  • ⦾Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
  • ⦾Fellow of Learning And Performance Institute 
  • ⦾Fellow of the Institute Of Training and Organisational Learning  
  • ⦾Master Member of the European Mentoring And Coaching  
  • ⦾Member of the Society Of Human Resource Management 
  • ⦾Non-Exec Director, People and Compliance of Welcoming Association 

Educational Qualifications

  • ⦾LL.M Employment Law And Practice
  • ⦾Chartered Institute Of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
  • ⦾TMSDI 

Keith Watson

As the HR Manager at King Fahad Airbase in Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ben managed a team of Saudi National staff, providing comprehensive HR support to employees and managers. His responsibilities included managing disciplinary, grievance, performance, and absence cases, as well as overseeing redundancies, restructures, and the recruitment process. Additionally, he also conducted workshops and training sessions on various HR issues to enhance organizational effectiveness.

In his role as Recruitment Manager at a university, Ben handled all recruitment and selection activities and managed a team of Recruitment Coordinators. This involved coordinating advertisement processes, advising job applicants, and overseeing the onboarding process. Furthermore, he managed disciplinary, grievance, and absence cases, and prepared for Employment Tribunal proceedings, ensuring compliance with employment laws.

As the HR Manager for a college, Ben led a team of HR professionals, overseeing recruitment processes and managing workloads. He organized selection assessments, conducted interviews, and managed induction processes for new employees. Additionally, he guided on employment-related matters and led negotiations with trade union representatives to foster positive employee relations.

Core Competencies

  • ⦾HR Management: Proficient in managing disciplinary, grievance, performance, and absence cases, redundancies, restructures, and recruitment processes.
  • ⦾Training and Development: Skilled in conducting workshops and training sessions on various HR issues to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • ⦾Recruitment and Selection: Experienced in coordinating advertisement processes, advising job applicants, managing onboarding processes, and conducting selection assessments.
  • ⦾Employee Relations: Competent in managing disciplinary, grievance, and absence cases, preparing for Employment Tribunal proceedings, and providing guidance on employment-related matters.
  • ⦾Leadership and Team Management: Capable of leading and managing teams of HR professionals, coordinating workload distribution, and fostering positive employee relations.

Professional Qualifications

  • ⦾CIPD Postgraduate Certificate in Personnel and Development - International Correspondence School

Educational Qualifications

  • ⦾BA (Hons) Business Studies - Anglia Ruskin University
  • ⦾Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Newham College
  • ⦾MSc Human Resource Development and Consultancy (Merit) - University of London Birkbeck College
  • ⦾HNC Business and Personnel - North Hertfordshire College

Ben Burchett

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Being the leading provider of the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course, at Learners Point we help professionals master the necessary skill sets for a successful career.

Following are the USPs our CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management training evaluating practical requirements
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while delivering in a demanding role
  • Our bespoke CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management course
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional

Learners Experience

“I had a great learning experience with this Advanced Diploma course. The curriculum's depth in leadership, innovation and ethics ensures you're a standout professional. Worth every investment!”

Amani Rafiq

Head of L&D

“The course was transformative and offered me unparalleled insights into strategic learning, equipping me with skills to drive organisational success. The practical classes were also beneficial to practice my skills.”

Husniya Badawi

Head of Organisational Development

“The online mode of this course is brilliant. The course format is very easy to understand. The trainer covered all the modules elaborately. After the training, my skills are more enriched now. Thanks to Learners Point.”

Fatima Abadi

Head of Employee Experience

"The CIPD Level 7 program exceeded my expectations. It provided the perfect platform to enhance my strategic skills and excel in senior L&D roles. The program's breadth, spanning 240 hours, allowed me to navigate decision-making processes with confidence.”

Anwar Mullick

Organisational Development Consultant

"Completing the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development has been a career-defining experience. The program's emphasis on high-level strategic skills and its comprehensive nature prepared me for senior L&D roles.”

Zaman Reth

Learning & Development Strategist

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FAQs on CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is for developing high-level strategic skills to become a confident and tactical professional in senior L&D roles. The term CIPD stands for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The course duration of the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is 240 hours.

During the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course, your assignments will be assessed in the following steps:

1) Submit your assignment online through the student community platform
2)Your tutors will mark your assignment and give you a provisional result. If it needs more work, they will give you guidance on how to improve it. If it is given a provisional pass, we will submit your results to CIPD.
3) At set times throughout the year, CIPD will moderate assignment submissions. When this moderation is complete, you will get your final results.

4) Average completion time is 18-24 months. Support period 24 months.

After completing the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course, you can get the following job roles:

1)Head of L&D
2)Head of Organisational Development
3)Head of Employee Experience
4)Learning Design Lead
In the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course, you will learn the following skills:

1)Strategic learning and development planning
2)Advanced talent management
3)Data-driven decision making
4)Advanced leadership
5)Innovative learning technologies

At Learners Point Academy, this CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is delivered through high-quality live and interactive online sessions at convenience.

The prerequisites for enrolling in the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course are listed below. Candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

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

No, it is not exam-based. The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is assessment-based. These assessments are 100% online. You will write 4,000-word assignments for each module. These may contain assessment questions, reports, presentations, advice papers, and data analysis assignments. After completing all assignments, you will receive your new CIPD qualification

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is ideal for individuals who are CIPD Associate qualified and working in a strategic L&D role.

Yes. The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is recognised by employers as an international standard for excellence.

The CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course covers the following topics:

1)Work & Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
2)People Management & Development Strategies for Performance
3)Personal Effectiveness, Ethics & Business Acumen
4)Business Research in People Practice
5)Organisational Design & Development
6)Leadership & Management Development in Context
7)Designing Learning to Improve Performance

At Learners Point Academy, the CIPD Level 7 - Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development Course is delivered in English.

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