You will build essential professional experience through practical assignments and a research-based management report, in which you will investigate a contemporary business issue and propose actionable solutions.
An organisation’s most valuable resource is its people – putting HR at the heart of the business, and opening up exciting and varied career paths. You will have the opportunity to build broad personnel skills as a respected generalist, or focus on a specialism such as learning and development.
Accredited as a Level Seven (Advanced) diploma by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this essential course delivers the practical skills and theory you need to meet the challenges of today’s complex HR and employment environment.
Developing your professional skills in people management and development to a high level, you will study core subjects such as leadership, employment law and management of change, and equip yourself for membership of the CIPD.
We are an Accredited Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). On successful completion of the postgraduate diploma, you will have gained all the knowledge required for the CIPD’s postgraduate Level 7 Professional Map. You are then eligible to seek Associate Membership of the CIPD.
A course team who have worked in senior HRM roles across a range of sectors in the UK and overseas, and are actively engaged in related research and enterprise activities.
What does this course lead to?
As your career develops, bolstered by an understanding of how people-management and commercial awareness are mutually inclusive, you’ll be able to make horizontal moves across your organisation and reach the top either as HR director or as a managing director.
The majority of senior HR roles expect candidates to possess both this qualification and full CIPD membership; the postgraduate diploma provides a route towards this, aligning with the CIPD’s postgraduate Level 7 Professional Map and making you eligible for CIPD associate membership.
Who is this course for?
This CIPD-accredited Level 7 (Advanced) diploma is aimed at those currently working in human resources who wish to further develop their professional skills and knowledge.
The course is suitable for those who wish to apply for CIPD membership.
Suitable roles for graduates can include:
HR business partner
learning and development manager
employee relations manager or advisor
talent and resources manager
Successful completion of this postgraduate diploma can lead directly into the final year of Solent’s master’s degree in personnel and development, which equips you to operate effectively at a strategic HR level.
Solent University’s Business and Law School has extensive professional links across the region, providing you with case studies, guest speakers from the HR industry and opportunities for research.
Our tutors have wide-ranging industry experience across the business and not-for-profit sectors, which informs teaching and learning throughout the course.
We also invite former students to the University as guest speakers to talk about their study experience and research, providing personal experience and first-hand insight into contemporary HR issues.