Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline and/or have successfully completed the CIPD’s Intermediate qualification.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development incorporates the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) new advanced level qualifications which cover all the essential knowledge and skills required to be an effective HR practitioner. It focuses on the specialist area of HR Development as well as broader business modules.
Why choose this course?
This course has been developed with your future career as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:
Flexible attendance modes.
The opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development.
The chance to gain professional competence which will allow you to investigate, research and make recommendations on a range of human resource management and development issues.
What will I learn
The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development consists of four mandatory modules which provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development. In addition you will be required to complete four optional modules from the suite provided.
The modules outlined below reflect the CIPD national qualification framework.
- Leading, Managing and Developing People;
- HRM in Context;
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership;
- Investigating a Business issue from an HR Perspective.
Three of the four mandatory modules are designed to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding and a set of core skills that are deemed necessary to underpin competent human resource management and development practice.
In this respect the areas of study will assist you in developing a broad knowledge of a range of business and management skills which is vital for all with or seeking responsibility for general management and those who need to understand the organisation within which they work in order to exercise influence.
Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
This mandatory module allows you to develop professional competence and to investigate, research and make recommendations on a range of human resource management and development issues. You will be encouraged to choose issues that have a direct relevance to your employer.
You will need to complete 4 optional modules. At least 3 out of the 4 should be from the HRD Pathway. A maximum of 1 module can be from the HRM Pathway.
HRD optional modules
- Organisational Design and Development;
- Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring;
- Learning and Talent Development;
- Leadership and Management Development;
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision;
- Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning.
HRM optional modules
- Resourcing and Talent Management;
- Employment Law;
- Performance Management;
- Reward Management;
- Managing Employment Relations;
- Employee Engagement.
Students who wish to only study one module from the Mandatory and Option modules can also be awarded a CIPD Advanced Award in Human Resources on successful completion.
A CIPD Advanced Certificate in HRM can be awarded on successful completion of four modules and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources can also be awarded from Coventry University.
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Recruitment and Admissions Office
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