Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management has been designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers in the running of their businesses and to facilitate their progression to high levels within their organisation.
Managers need to be aware of issues, able to analyse their outcomes and consequences and decide how to react. They do not have to be expert in all areas of business, but they need to possess a general awareness of what specialist facilities and services exist, and how they can assist in carrying out that role. The programme includes contemporary topics reflecting key issues within the 21st – century business environment as well as the latest developments in management research.
The Diploma is accredited at the post graduate Level 7. The programme has a total equivalence of 120 credits. Completing the Diploma allows access to a dissertation at one of our University partners for a related Master Degree.
Level 7 qualifications are designed to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with the complexities of leadership and strategic management in a business context and to develop their ability to lead change in organisations.
The Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to give learners the opportunity to:
- Apply theoretical understanding of management to complex and current business issues with a view to improving business practice
- Critically reflect upon leadership skills and thereby allow learners to prepare for senior roles of HR within their organisation
- Develop a lifelong learning attitude to education and training
- Gain a critical insight in to contemporary research and leading - edge practice within the field of Human Resource Management
- Develop considerable autonomy in their learning and enhance their ability to plan and implement consultancy projects in a group context
- Generate originality and enterprise in approaching complex HR issues
- Demonstrate self- direction, initiative and autonomy in research and scholarship towards a new contribution to knowledge in a chosen field of management
The overall learning objectives of the Diploma are:
- To understand and apply the principles of human resource management in a business environment
- Review and apply the principles of human resource management within industry
- To understand and apply the principles of human resource management in a specific environment
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
- Analyse problem-solving techniques specific to business and industry
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth
Next Intakes: 10 September 2018
The overall structure of the course is based on six mandatory modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each unit has 20 credits.
Unit 01 - Contemporary Human Resource Management
To provide learners with the ability to understand and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy and management of people. Also to enable the learner to analyse a range of organisational contexts and how they develop ways to respond such environmental forces and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it.
Unit 02 - Leading, Managing and Human Resource Development
To provide learners ability to diagnose, analyse and solutions for problems arising in relation to leadership, management and development of human resource in a range of organisational contexts. Learners will be enabled to appraise the effectiveness of organisational strategies, processes and practices in efficient and effective leadership and management, also the contribution of HRM/HRD practitioners to organisational change.
Unit 03 - Resourcing, Talent Management and Development
The purpose of this unit is to develop competence in understanding and analysing employment markets and demographic trends to create and implement effective, ethical and appropriate resourcing, retention, talent management and development strategies. Also the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies to formulating and achieving objectives at national, organisational, group and individual level will be discussed. Learners will assess the role of HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating strategic planning relevant to employee resourcing, talent management and development.
Unit 04 - Performance Management
To enable learners to understand the main elements that influence the performance of employees at all levels within an organisation and the ways in which such elements can be managed in a constructive manner. Further to provide learners with understanding to devise and implement appropriate HR practices and strategies that relate to Performance Management
Unit 05 - Employee Relations
The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the importance of good employee relations for business success and the impact of changes which have affected employment relationships. Competencies required by HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating employment relations strategies, plans, policies, systems and procedures to mitigate organisational risk, support organisational performance and meet the organisation's business goals will be discussed. Also to develop the ability to make remedies to current/ potential conflict situations in compliance to legal and ethical considerations.
Unit 06 - Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resource Perspective
To develop learner’s skills and knowledge of independent research, diagnose and make recommendations for change or improvements that are realistic, relevant and beneficial to specific organisation. To enable learners to present a persuasive business report and/or a reasoned and logical case for changes in policies, practices and strategies reflecting academic research and writing skills.
The methods for assessing student performance are through an assignment of each module to evaluate different aspects of learning outcomes.
Students can complete this course in six, nine or 12 months in a flexible learning environment.
How will you study?
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.
Additional Note: Assessment Fees
After the course purchase from Reed, you will be required to pay £800 Assessment Fee. Students can pay Assessment fee full with further 20% discounts (£640) or in four monthly instalments of £200/month.
Please note that Assessment fees cover the awarding body registration fees, examination/ assignment fees of all units, marking, feedback, quality assurance of assessment, and the qualification certificate and transcript at the end of the course.
Who is this course for?
Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management is useful for individuals from all over the world who are already on job, they can update their personal and professional skills in human resource management and development or individuals who are re-entering employment after a period of absence and for those who are seeking a career change or would like to learn and achieve a formal qualification in HR.
We consider previous level qualification and/or work experience to offer admissions.
Learners completing this qualification will progress to:
- the Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, or
- a university partner to complete a dissertation to then receive a full master’s degree, or
- directly into employment in an associated profession.
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Hi 1.When is your next enrolement cycle, as I see on the website the last one was in May2018. 2 Do you have to pay the whole fee up front? Terri
Dear Terri, we have updated this course for July 2018 intakes with discounts. Assessment fee can be paid in instalments - please read full descriptions of the course at Reed Courses.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Aileen West asked:
I already have the CIPD qualification (Chartered Member) can I move to the Level 8 programme mentioned as the next qualification post Level 7.
Hi, thank you for your email. Yes, you can move to our Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management which is stage 1 of Doctorate programme. But this course is not available here at Reed.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does this qualification lead to Chartered CIPD (MCIPD)?
Dear Magdalena, It will lead you towards CIPD membership.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have level 5 HRM CPD, Can I jump to level 7 HRM? Thanks
Yes you can apply to study Postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in HRM. We need to know your work experience if you have any?This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How much is the total cost of the course including exam, enrolement, admin fees and so on to avoid a nasty suprise?
Thank you for your message. Total fee includes tuition and assessment fee. Both fees are already mentioned in the description. There are no any hidden charges. On this date 17 August 2018, tuition fee is discounted to £375 (you will pay to reed) and £800 is an assessment fee.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will the dissertation cost to obtain the Masters be the full amount of a Masters or lower?
Delta, Once you will complete the Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management. You will get guidance from us with a suitable option to study with any UK University in the dissertation stage to complete Masters degree. Fee varies and depends on the University and you will pay the University, not to us.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
When will start running level 8
We have it is part of our Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, not listed here at Reed yet.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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