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CPD Level 7 Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management


The Level 7 Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management is ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as managers or consultants in a generalist or specialist roles. You will learn about both the theory and practice of human resource management at a postgraduate level, and cover topics as strategies, change in organisations, development, technologies at work, resource management, business planning, financial performance and research methods. It will develop your understanding of organisations and the changing external context within which HR operates. Using critical analysis and problem-solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.

Assessment is through practical assignments, with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment.

This qualification sits on our SRF (Self Regulated Framework) and has 120 credits, and accredited by CPD Standards.

This qualification equates to 1200 hours of CPD, which can be used as evidence in a CPD audit by a professional institute or regulator.


The Level 7 Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career related opportunities worldwide for 21st century employment markets.

This qualification may be used to progress to college or university and claim credit transfer through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Students who successfully completed this qualification can progress onto OUS&UDG&TNU MBA Top-Up delivered by SBC.

For progression opportunities into universities, click here.

Student Feedback

Thank you very much for your support throughout my studies in pursuit of my career development. My aim is to complete this level 7 HRM course, and my next objective will be to look for a university where I can have the direct entry for the Master's degree on the final phase. Once again, thank you very much for your support. (L E W)

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) or

  Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) or

  Mature applicant with qualification and work experience and

  IELTS 5.5 or CEFR level B2 (if applicable)

Programme Summary

Level 7 Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management (120 credits) consists of:

Course Intake

Distance Learning: Any Time

Accrediting Body

CPD Standards (CPD)

Awarding Body Fees


Course Duration

06-12 months (flexible full-time)