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PGDip Human Resource Management/ Development


Course Description

The course is a mix of lectures, group activities and student presentations. Frequent use is made of case study and other student-centred materials. Students are expected to be active participants in the sessions. Groups or individuals may also seek guidance in tutorials with the course leader.

If you are taking the HRM pathway you can only do 1 option from the HRD pathway. Similarly if you are taking the HRD pathway you can only do 1 option from the HRM pathway.

Year 1
Semester 1 (September to January – Tuesday 1pm-7:30pm)

There are two modules in the first semester these are:-
- Human Resource Management in Context
- Managing, Leading & Developing People

Semester 2 (January to May – Tuesday 1pm-7:30pm)

There are two modules in the second semester these are:-
- Investigating a Business Issue
- Developing Skills for Business Leaders.

Year 2
In year 2 students need to undertake 4 option modules and these will determine whether you are awarded an HRM or HRD qualification. You need to do at least 3 options in either HRM or HRD. Further advice will be given on option choices by the Course Leader.

HRM (pathway)Options
- Employment Law
- Managing Employee Relations
- Employee Engagement
- Performance Management
- Reward Management
- Talent and People Resourcing

(PLEASE NOTE: The range of options may vary subject to staff availability and student numbers).

HRD (pathway) Options
- Learning and Talent Development
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Training
- Instigating Coaching and Mentoring
- Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning

(PLEASE NOTE: The range of options may vary subject to staff availability and student numbers).

HRM/D (pathway)

These modules are normally taught as standard
- Organisational Design and Development
- Leadership & Management Development

(PLEASE NOTE: The range of options may vary subject to staff availability and student numbers).

Semester 1 (September to January – Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm)
- Organisational Design and Development (Regarded as an HRM & HRD option)
- Option HRM/HRD

Semester 2 (January to May – Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm)
- Leadership & Management Development (Regarded as an HRM & HRD option)
- Option HRM/HRD

Students also need to produce a portfolio of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Visit the PGDip Human Resource Management/ Development page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Academic criteria:Students must meet one of the following minimum academic qualifications:- - A UK University degree or equivalent combined with appropriate professional experience at CIPD Band 2 or 3 [see below]; - CIPD validated qualification at Intermediate level (e.g. the University’s Diploma HRM); - A University Diploma or Graduate Diploma in a relevant topic; - An S/NVQ level 4 in a relevant topic.Professional criteria:Applicants will be operating at Band 2 but can clearly see the career transition to Band 3 or in the early stages of Band 3.

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