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The reward management unit provides the learner with a wide understanding of how the business context drives reward strategies and policies, including labour market, industrial and sector trends, regional differences and trends in pay and international comparisons; the financial drivers of the organisation, the balance sheet and the impact of reward costs. The learner is required to gather and evaluate intelligence on a wide range of reward data and show how this impacts upon business decisions.
The learner will acquire knowledge of the perspectives, principles and policies of reward from a theoretical and strategic focus and how to implement them in practice. The learner will be able to assess the contribution of reward to business viability and advise on the appropriateness of policies and practices to line managers to promote employee performance.
Structure of Qualification
To achieve an Intermediate Award in Human Resources, you need a total of between 3 and 12 credits. The Intermediate Award in Reward Management has 6 credits.
The learning outcomes for this unit are shown below. By the end of the unit, you will be able to:
This is a Level 5 programme and is equivalent in level to the second year of an undergraduate degree programme.
The Intermediate Level Awards in Human Resources are for those who:
If English is your second language, you’ll need an IELTS 6.5 or ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent). If you don’t have this, we’ll review your case on an individual basis.
If you're unsure that this is the right course for you, speak to our expert CIPD course advisors by phone, email or webchat. They'll take time to learn about your experience, education and ambitions, and help you make the right choice.
As all the units form part of the Intermediate Certificate / Diploma in Human Resource Management, you can also use your Award to work towards meeting the knowledge requirements for CIPD professional membership by taking additional units to achieve the full Intermediate Certificate or Diploma.
On completion, you'll receive a CIPD Intermediate Award in Human Resources.
Assessment for this unit is by way of a 3000 word written report.
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CIPD membership is not necessary when studying for an Award in Human Resources, although there is a one-off payment of £30 to CIPD.