I have recently been asked if I would like to progress with a CIPD qualification, 2 years after I completed my Level 5 HRM Diploma.
I would like to but really don't know what route to take. I've done the Level 5....which was hard but I got it done, but the Level 7 seems to be more of a strategic HR Director route....which I'm way off being.
At the moment I'm a HR Officer dealing with the day to day side of recruitment rather than any general HR practice and I think that my employer is planning ahead in the hope that I can replace someone coming up to retirement age in a few years time. I feel like I have lost a lot of the knowledge gained from the Level 5 due to my employer not being able to provide enough exposure to generalist HR work.
Looking at the Level 7 qualifications they all look quite strategic but I'm stuck in a dilemma where I cant really afford to pass up the opportunity when my employer willing to pay full CIPD fees but will a level 7 be too much???
Has anybody got any suggestions or alternative courses in or around Lancashire?