CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development - Fast-track programme

Level: Advanced   /   Suitable for in-house

Align your organisation’s structure and culture with your strategic goals.

This CIPD postgraduate qualification programme will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to:

  • re-shape your organisation to meet the business challenges of the future
  • support change management through the application of OD strategies
  • increase your organisation’s adaptability to change and new trends.

This is a fast-track development programme, which means you need only attend one week of face-to-face workshops with the assessment to be completed within three months.

There are two other options available for you to complete this programme:

We also deliver this qualification in Singapore, find out more about this programme.


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Start dates and how to enrol

  • First module start date: 10 September 2018
  • Price:
    + VAT
    • Location: London
    • Availability: Spaces
  • First module start date: 26 November 2018
  • Price:
    + VAT
    • Location: London
    • Availability: Spaces

What our customers are saying about this course

“The tutor was engaging and so incredibly knowledgeable and credible. She really made the course for me.”



“The course fully met my expectations and learning objectives. The tutor was excellent and her real life examples and her experience really brought the subject to life. The exercises reinforced learning too. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues.”



“The trainer was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the five days with her. While her expert knowledge and rich experience are well recognised, the manner in which she imparted them to the class was outstanding. There was never a dull moment as she engaged the class actively with plenty of exercises, games and simulations. She was always on top of things including adapting her manner of delivery to the class as they progress through each day. And she would never fail to check understanding and allow each person to unreservedly clarify when in doubt. I am happy that I have learnt many ODD tools and methods that I can use in my organisation. Double thumbs up!”

Oi Lin Gloria

What you'll learn

On completion of the programme, you’ll be able to:


  • understand the theoretical basis of organisation design and development and the contribution to organisational life
  • put in place processes and systems that are necessary to maintain structures and relationships, and evaluation of same
  • employ organisation development methodologies and review their strategic impact
  • support change management through the application of organisation development theories
  • demonstrate an understanding of organisational culture, norms and behaviours
  • identify and utilise available design options regarding organisational structures and relationships
  • recognise the importance of the role of HR in advising on these design and development choices and supporting their implementation.


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What's involved?

To be awarded the CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development, you must:


  • attend all face-to-face workshops
  • successfully complete a 3,000-word assignment
  • complete three hours of telephone coaching
  • complete a change management tool (formative assessment).


Please note that on successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Human Resources and your CIPD Awarding Body certificate will reflect this. An accompanying transcript to the certificate will highlight the specific Award unit studied.

How long will it take to complete?
You have just over three months to complete the requirements of the programme, including the written assignment. Please note the duration of the programme does not include final marking, moderation and certification. Please allow additional time for this.

Qualification fee

£3,495 + VAT


What do the fees include?

Fees include all tuition, personal tutor support, assessment, course materials and access to the dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. They also include the Award Registration Fee. They do not include travel or accommodation. CIPD membership is not mandatory to complete this programme; however we strongly recommend Affiliate Membership in order to benefit from the full range of CIPD resources available to members.

Module dates

Full Up-front Qualification Fee £3,495 + VAT, Member fees: £3,495 + VAT

  • 1ˢᵗ Module: 10 September 2018 - 14 September 2018
  • 1ˢᵗ Module: 26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018

Run this programme in house

The CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development can also be provided in-house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on ​ +44 (0)20 8612 6202​ .