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About this course

The pathway aims to develop key skills appropriate for middle/senior managers and practitioners in the areas of HRD learning, change management, general management and consultancy. It seeks to provide opportunities to develop knowledge and critical understanding of complex managerial, HR/HRD and organisational issues by students taking an independent and holistic perspective. The programme aims to develop a reflective and research informed approach to professional practice through application, syntheses and evaluation.

On completion of the pathway participants will be able to perform effectively as HR professionals and to be able to develop a critical understanding of the strategic importance of HRD to the effective management of an organisation, aligned to the concept of The Thinking Performer.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the PG Diploma HRDOC are:

· An honours degree (minimum 2.2) or degree-equivalent professional qualification.

· An NVQ or SVQ Level Four in a related subject specific area.

· A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.

· A Certificate in Personal Practice or a Certificate in Training Practice or a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years relevant experience.

Applications from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who are more mature and have significant organisational experience. In such cases students will need to have at least seven years relevant organisational experience, with at least three years in an HR role, or five years in a supervisory or management role. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.