Human Resource Management

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CIPD Intermediate Diploma in

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, blended learning
Duration:
14 Months
Start date:

Industry insight

Learn from experienced staff and benefit from business connections

Achieve Chartered status

use this qualification, along with relevant experience, and achieve Chartered CIPD status

Flexible learning

Take advantage of on and off campus learning that fits around your working responsibilities

Reinforce your status in human resource management with our CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management. With Staffordshire University, you’ll gain the high standard of skills required to be an effective senior manager in the human resources field.

Take the next step on the road to becoming a human resource specialist with our widely recognised Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. We will will help you learn skills to move forward with your career at the same time, as well as giving you the qualification you need to apply for chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Through a combination of on and off campus learning, we will give you skills that you can apply to your current role in the human resource (HR) sector, whilst looking to forward your career. These include vital leadership skills, resourcing and talent management.

You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, set by the University tutors, who are all are all experienced human resource practitioners. We will give you the skills to build your HR career and we have 25 years’ experience, alongside former students that are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations, to prove just that.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Course content

Our CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management is a 1-year part-time course.

You will study Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective as a core module. The remaining two modules are optional and determined via employer and student surveys. This ensures that we deliver modules that are appropriate for the needs of you and your employer. Examples of option modules available include: Managing Employee Relations, Performance Management, Employment Law, Learning and Talent Development, and Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring.

Be prepared for a challenge: the pace will be fast. Instead of relying on theory, the course is based on 'problem and practice-based learning', where real and live business issues provide the foundation of your study. Whilst some of these issues form part of the core teaching, many will be drawn from your experiences in Human Resources and those of your fellow colleagues.

This means you'll work collaboratively with well-known organisations, fellow professionals and teaching staff to tackle real-world, authentic problems at every stage. Applying yourself to practical problems will help you develop the skills that you need more quickly and more robustly than conventional classroom learning.`

Entry requirements

  • A CIPD qualification at postgraduate certificate level
  • Applicants may be interviewed to ensure they meet CIPD and university requirements

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

Careers

After completing the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • HR Business Partner
  • L&D Business Partner
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • OD Consultant
  • L&D Manager
  • Reward Specialist
  • Talent Consultant

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for to study our Human Resource Management MA Top-Up.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

 

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, , or portfolios.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments. It will vary depending on your module choices.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:

 

  • Reading journals, articles and books
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group
  • Researching in the library
  • Preparing coursework
  • Getting ready for exams

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

Fees

When studied part time, the duration of the course and the amount of fees you’ll pay each year depends on the speed at which you wish to progress through it. This is called the ‘intensity of study’. The usual study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 60 credits in your first year of study. This would be equivalent to studying at 50 per cent course intensity.

If you follow this pattern of study you will complete the course in six years. You will pay the pro rata (equivalent) fee shown for your first year of study. This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX*. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any increase as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

*RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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