Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for you, if you:

- Have responsibility for human resource (HR) decision making within an organisation at either operational, tactical or more strategic level
- Are HR professionals in a team or HR functional management role who are seeking to enhance and develop their career,
- Have responsibilities for the HR function and activities within an organisation without a specialist function,
- Are independent or employed consultants who support organisations in meeting their goals,
- Have HR career and CIPD professional membership aspirations.

What will I study?

During each year of study you will study three modules (subject to alteration) covering a wide range of HR topics. These include:
Year 1
- Human Resource Management in Context
- Resourcing and Talent Management
- Employment Law

Year 2
- Leading, Managing and Developing People
- Managing Employment Relations
- Reward Management

A further module, Developing Skills for Business Leadership, is studied as a spine throughout years 1 and year 2. During the two year period you will complete a final core module: Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective.

How will this course be delivered?

Sessions contain a combination of individual and group work. This includes discussions, case studies, presentations, debates, research, workshops and tutorials.

What qualifications will I get?

CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management

How will I be assessed?

To pass this qualification you will attend at least 90% of sessions. The qualification is assessed by two examinations and assignments. CIPD charge an exam entry fee for each exam entry. This amount is subject to change but is currently £65.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interviews only. It may be possible to conduct some interviews over the telephone depending upon your existing qualifications and experience.

To fast track your enquiry/application please email your name, telephone number and email address to cipd@solihull.ac.uk. A CIPD tutor will then contact you directly.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have a GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English and maths and be educated to degree level. In exceptional circumstances, significant HR experience at strategic level will be considered if you don't have a degree level qualification.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

You are required to attend college for six hours a week, attend tutorials arranged with your tutor and undertake at least six hours self directed study each week.

If you are not already a member of CIPD , you will need to join at the start of the course.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

Students who are successful on this course can progress to gain CIPD Chartered membership. 


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