About the course:
Study programmes are available on a flexible basis designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and run part-time in the evening, weekends, as well as a blended learning option requiring a 50/50 split between classroom study and independent self-study via a comprehensive virtual learning environment designed and delivered by the CIPD team at EHWLC.
This is a Top-Up programme which is taken after completing the CIPD certificate at Level 5.
Is it for me?
The programme Award in HR Development (AHRD) is for you if you are:
Aiming to develop a career in HR Development.
Are working in the field of HR Development and want to extend your skills/knowledge.
Work within an organisation where you have responsibility for implementing HR policies.
Have been working in the field for some time and have no professional recognised HR qualifications.
The CIPD Intermediate AHRD is practical work based qualification that will enable you to:
Develop your understanding of and ability to apply HR concepts, theories and tools.
Extend your knowledge and skills in creating and implementing HR policies and procedures.
Widen your perspective of how HR fits into (and is impacted by) the wider organisational and environmental strategic context.
What job could I get afterwards?
You could work as an HR Development Manager or business partner or specialist in the Human Resources field. Learners who successfully complete the Award in Human Resource Development (AHRD) could progress to middle and senior management/business partner positions upon completion of further qualifications and experience.
What other opportunities will I have?
You could continue your studies and gain a full certificate or diploma in HR Development or Post Graduate certificate or diploma at CIPD Advanced Level 7.
Successful completion of the AHRD gives you:
An industry recognised professional qualification (CIPD Level 5 Award in Human Resource Development) which proves to employers your commitment to continuing professional development in your specialist field
Continued study opportunities onto higher levels of the CIPD qualifications or entry onto Masters level programmes at University
Associate membership of the CIPD (a professional indication of competence that signals to employers your ability to apply your knowledge in a business context)
Where will I learn?
You will learn in dedicated classrooms delivered by lecturers with a broad range of industry expertise using the latest technologies.
The programme is developed to meet the needs of busy professionals and incorporates group work, case studies, scenarios from current HR Practice and guest speakers and events, with unlimited support via e-mail and telephone to your programme tutors.
When will I learn?
The programs are delivered at our Hammersmith and Southall campuses once a week evening or once a month block weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
What qualifications or experience do I need to start this course (entry requirements)?
Entry qualifications will vary across professional awarding bodies and course levels. Depending on the course, applicants may be asked to meet one or more of the following criteria: suitable work experience; passes in academic qualifications; qualified to a suitable level within the awarding body (e.g. to have passed AAT level 2 before moving to level 3); successful completion of a diagnostic assessment; suitable references. Some candidates may also be invited to attend an interview.
You will be assessed via a range of methods include written assignments (business reports, work based project and reflective statements to support individual learning plans), presentations, role plays as well your contribution to online discussion forums.
Awards are offered from the following units of study
5BIC – Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources (6 Credits)
5DPP – Developing Professional Practice (4 Credits)
5IHR – Using Information in Human Resources (4 Credits)
5MHR – Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function (6 Credits)
5ELW – Employment Law (6 Credits)
5HRD – Contemporary Developments in HRD (6 Credits)
5MDN – Meeting Organisational Development Needs (3 Credits)
5ODV – Organisation Development (3 Credits)
5DCM – Developing coaching and mentoring within organisations (3 Credits)
5ODS – Organisation Design (3 Credits)
Please note that CIPD membership is paid directly to CIPD. You will need to purchase your workbook separately
Learners who completed this course went on to…
Learners who completed this course went on to become HR Development Managers and Business Partners and specialists and progress through to the level 7 advanced programmes or masters level at university.
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