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Course Objective

The Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development is suited to individuals wish to shape their learning and development creating value for a wide audience.

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.

Targeted Audience

  • L&D Business Partner or Manager
  • L&D Consultant
  • Organisation Design Specialist
  • Organisational Development Business Partner
  • Employee Experience Manager
  • L&D Designer


Prospective candidates must demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English to register for a CIPD qualification and must have undertaken an approved assessment in the last two years.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each category.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 90 overall with a minimum of 19 in each category.
  • Pearsons Test of English
    • Advanced level programmes – a score of 60 overall with a minimum of 54 in each category
  • Cambridge proficiency or advanced tests Grade C or above or equivalent.

Delivery Method

This Advanced Diploma typically takes between 18-24 months to complete.

  • Recorded Induction Session: Includes a programme overview and an induction to the VLE
  • Role of Adviser: Eight 1:1 sessions with personal adviser, dates confirmed between candidate and adviser
  • Two progress Q+A webinars (live): An opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of your study alongside peers
  • Recorded content to view on VLE for core units, covering key aspects
  • Assessments are submitted after delivery of all webinars and by the end of 6 months from programme commencement date.

Exam & Certification


There is no exam for this qualification. You need to submit assignments which will be marked by the assessors.


Based on the assignment evaluation, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development.

Course Outline

  • 7C001 – Work and working lives in a changing business environment
  • 7C002 – People management and development strategies for performance
  • 7C003 – Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
  • 7C004 – Business research in people practice

  • 7LD01 – Organisational design and development
  • 7LD02 – Leadership and management development in context
  • 7LD03 – Designing learning to improve performance

  • 7OS01 – Advanced employment law in practice
  • 7OS03 – Technology enhanced learning
  • 7OS04 – Advanced diversity and inclusion
  • 7OS05 – Managing people in an international context
  • 7OS06 – Well-being at work


English language proficiency is required to pass this qualification successfully.

Yes, by Watson Martin that is accredited from CIPD.


This programme is delivered in Workshops and Online Methods.



Watson Martin has an array of expert advisers with several years in teaching.

There is no exam for this qualification, only assignments for every unit of your programme.

Registration, Assessments, Webinars & Workshops, Access to Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Membership fees are excluded.

Qualification and membership certificates will take up to six weeks to process once Watson Martin submits them.

Any reschedule/cancellation request must be communicated clearly with one of our representatives ahead of time following our Terms and Conditions.

CIPD qualification is valid for life, but you have the option to renew your CIPD membership to benefit from their services.

Once you are notified about your results, a certificate of completion will be processed to be sent out to you.

You’ll receive a digital membership card if you are a CIPD member.


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