CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development

RQF Level: 7
Total credit value: 120 credits

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The Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development is right for you if you are an experienced people practitioner and are keen to develop the strategic development skills needed to lead and influence others.


Comprising eight units in total, four of which are core units based on the CIPD Profession Map you will study areas such as organisational design and development, leadership and management development and look at ways to design learning solutions. These units will help you understand how you can add real value to your organisation and gain a deeper understanding into strategic development activities.

You can choose to take up to 2 years to complete the Diploma but depending on your chosen study mode you can complete in as little as 12 months and we are happy to discuss the options available to you further as we recognise that everyone learns at a different pace.

Watson Martin is one of the few CIPD centres which has offered the full range of CIPD Advanced L&D units for many years and we only use expert tutors. 

Regardless of the mode of study you choose, you will be supported by a personal adviser for the duration of your programme who will provide the advice and guidance needed to help you complete your CIPD Diploma successfully.


The benefits of a CIPD Advanced qualification:

  • Generates real influence at a high level
  • Helps you develop strategic thinking
  • Increases credibility at work
  • The only qualification that leads to CIPD Chartered Membership

This is a postgraduate level Diploma, so we recommend you have considerable experience in a people management or learning and development role along with a degree. However, this isn’t mandatory, and as everyone’s career journey is unique don’t let this stop you from considering the qualification. Simply call us today to discuss your requirements and we will talk you through how to gain the strategic skills you need to excel in senior L&D and Organisational Development roles. 


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Diploma Level

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Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

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Study Support

We will support you throughout your programme, track your progress,
and then work with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve the highest pass rate possible. 
Workshops & Webinars

Workshops & Webinars

A one day online live workshop or webinar that will be led by a tutor.

The session will include input, group activities and guidance on what to study.

This will be available for every unit throughout the programme.

Workshops & Webinars

1-1 Personal Adviser

Learning Environment

Online Discussions

Support Tutorials

Assessment & Feedback

Delivery Methods

Choose your mode of study below

Accelerated learning. Our Fast Track programme has been developed to get experienced HR professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the level of quality support.

It is 100% online and you can join when you want, working at your own pace.  You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, which allows complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.

Using our VLE to support you, you can access all the materials you need to complete your studies at your own pace including recorded webinars, workbooks and downloadable course materials. You will be supported by one of our expert advisers for the duration of your programme.


Interactive group learning
Duration: 18/24M

Price £6,040 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


24/7 online learning
Duration: 16/24M

Price £5,210 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


Accelerated learning
Duration: 12/18M

Price £5,790 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


For learners with current and relevant experience
Duration: 18/24M

Tailored Workshops £6,440 + VAT
Tailored Online £5,610 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


Diploma Level

LIST OF UNITS A full list of relevant units

Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development
RQF Level:
Total credit value:
120 credits

Rules of combination: To be awarded the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Learning & Development,
learners are required to successfully complete a total of eight units.

Four Core Units


Plus Three Specialist Units


Plus one additional specialist unit below


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