What will I learn?

  • Learn at postgraduate level with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre †
  • Master recruitment, retention, talent planning and other high-level resourcing skills
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & expert personal tutor
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Why is this course right for you?

As the skills that employers seek become more specialised, employment markets have tightened, leading to increased sophistication in the area of resourcing and talent planning.

Through this postgraduate-level course, you'll cultivate the in-demand strategic and practical skills you need to compete effectively for talent in the global labour market.

As well as mastering the key areas of recruitment, selection, retention and dismissal, you'll also explore contemporary talent strategies including diversity management, employer branding, work-life balance initiatives and innovative approaches to job design.

Course content

The course consists of one module from the CIPD Level 7 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.

Both the course and assessment are fully online. You'll learn to:

  • Analyse and evaluate the major features of national and international employment markets from which organisations source staff and ways in which these markets evolve or change
  • Play a leading role in the development and evaluation of resourcing and talent management strategies, diversity management and flexible working initiatives
  • Manage recruitment, selection and induction activities effectively, efficiently, lawfully and professionally
  • Undertake and evaluate long- and short-term talent planning and succession planning exercises with a view to building long-term organisational performance
  • Gather, analyse and use information on employee turnover as the basis for developing robust staff retention strategies
  • Manage retirement, redundancy and dismissal practices fairly, efficiently and in accordance with the expectations of the law, ethical and professional practice

If you'd like to study a broader range of topics and prepare for strategic senior HR roles, we recommend the comprehensive Level 7 Diploma or mid-length Level 7 Certificate.


On completion of this course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Human Resources, and your certificate from CIPD will reflect this.

The subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.

Which department am I in?

ICS Learn

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (4 months)

Tuition fees
£1,200.00 (US$ 1,683) Overall cost
£120/month interest-free.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Average completion time: 4 - 5 months; Support period: 9 months.


ICS Learn

Breckenridge House,

274 Sauchiehall Street,


G2 3EH, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

This is an Advanced Level 7 course, so you should have a good level of HR experience and be prepared to undertake postgraduate-level study. A degree-based educational background would also be beneficial. If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.