Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Level 7 qualifications are designed to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with the complexities of leadership and strategic management in a business context, and to develop their ability to lead change in organisations.
The Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to give learners the opportunity to:
1. Apply theoretical understanding of management to complex and current business issues with a view to improving business practice
2. Critically reflect upon leadership skills and there by allow learners to prepare for senior roles of HR within their organisation
3. Develop a lifelong learning attitude to education and training
4. Gain a critical insight in to contemporary research and leading - edge practice within the field of Human Resource Management
5. Develop considerable autonomy in their learning and enhance their ability to plan and implement consultancy projects in a group context
6. Generate originality and enterprise in approaching complex HR issues

Entry Requirements

The Qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview and the candidates will be expected to hold the following
Level 6 Qualification or;
First Degree
In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme. This would typically be a minimum of 5 years in a human resource management role.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be Academic.

Qualification Structure

The QUALIFI Diploma in Human Resource Management is a Level 7 Qualification made up of 120 credits. The overall structure of the course is based on 6 units that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. All 6 modules are mandatory. Each unit has the equivalency of 10, 20 or 30 credits.
Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter.
Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued.

  • Contemporary HRM (20 Credits): To provide learners with the ability to understand and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy and management of people. Also to enable the learner to analyse a range of organisational contexts and how they develop ways to respond such environmental forces and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it.

  • Leading, Managing and HR Development (20 Credits): To provide learners ability to diagnose, analyse and solutions for problems arising in relation to leadership, management and development of human resource in a range of organisational contexts. Learners will be enabled to appraise the effectiveness of organisational strategies, processes and practices in efficient and effective leadership and management, also the contribution of HRM/HRD practitioners to organisational change.

  • Resourcing, Talent Management and Development (30 Credits): The purpose of this unit is to develop competence in understanding and analysing employment markets and demographic trends to create and implement effective, ethical and appropriate resourcing, retention, talent management and development strategies. Also the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies to formulating and achieving objectives at national, organisational, group and individual level will be discussed. Learners will assess the role of HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating strategic planning relevant to employee resourcing, talent management and development.

  • Performance Management (20 Credits): To enable learners to understand the main elements that influence the performance of employees at all levels within an organisation and the ways in which such elements can be managed in a constructive manner. Further to provide learners with understanding to devise and implement appropriate HR practices and strategies that relate to Performance Management.

  • Employee Relations (10 credits): The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the importance of good employee relations for business success and the impact of changes which have affected employment relationships. Competencies required by HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating employment relations strategies, plans, policies, systems and procedures to mitigate organisational risk, support organisational performance and meet the organisation's business goals will be discussed. Also to develop the ability to make remedies to current/ potential conflict situations in compliance to legal and ethical considerations.

  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective (20 Credits): To develop learner’s skills and knowledge of independent research, diagnose and make recommendations for change or improvements that are realistic, relevant and beneficial to specific organisation. To enable learners to present a persuasive business report and/or a reasoned and logical case for changes in policies, practices and strategies reflecting academic research and writing skills.

Duration and Delivery

This Qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flixible in it's delivery in order to accommodate part-time distance learning. 

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars and online by approved ventres only.

Assessment and Verification

All units include summative assessments. Assignments are handed out by course tutors and marked in line with the marking processes.
Assessment is varied and may include; written reports, business plans, change management plans, presentations, group work, viva, a worked-based project and personal development plan.

The tutors will also act as assessors. This will contribute to the verification of the student submitting their own work and will act against cheating or plagiarism as the student will be known.


Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management will allow progress to:

  • The QUALIFI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, or

  • A university partner to complete a dissertation to then receive a full master’s degree, or

  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.