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The Oakwood launch of the CIPD Advanced Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management

A personal message from the Chief Executive Officer of Oakwood International

By Dennis O'Donnell

Dennis is Oakwood's Chief Executive Officer and works in our UK Office
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Oakwood has been delivering the CIPD Level 3 Foundation programmes for over 16 years in Dubai, the Level 5 Intermediate Programmes for the last three years or so. Personally I have helped in the design and delivery of these for a similar amount of time and as such have a deep understanding of the requirements of our students working at all levels.

Almost from the beginning – and certainly since we have been delivering the Level 5 programme – I have heard the cry from a substantial number of students: “Dennis, when will we have Level 7?” You have waited patiently and now it’s here in Dubai, and we propose to start our first programme in January 2018.

It’s a great programme and a natural progression route from Level 5, full of topical interest for Senior and aspiring HR Executives. Obviously there is some theoretical input but, it has a strong focus on the practical issues facing HR today. By the very nature of this programme the approach must look critically at the strategic demands on HR, but more importantly it must demonstrate how to convert strategy into workable and operational plans and actions.

The commitment to the qualification must not be underestimated and there have been one or two comments from students that I would like to take the opportunity to address:

The investment in your time will bring real tangible results with the outcome of the ultimate CIPD Gold Standard qualification, delivered by experienced PhD and MA Human Resource specialists, all with a substantial track record of success. In addition, your Advanced Level 7 Diploma will lead the way to CIPD Chartered Membership and your gateway to career unrivalled opportunities.

So please contact us today to discuss the programme further with our Head of International Studies, fleur@oakwoodinternational.co.uk. We are waiting to sign you up to the programme you have all been waiting for!


Dennis O’Donnell

CEO Oakwood International