Human resources (HR) professionals need to be able to present a viable and realistic case for improvement based on sound work-based research and an understanding of what is considered good practice. This core unit develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to enable learners to identify appropriate data sources to support an investigation into an area of HR practice and to synthesise and apply this data, to evaluate the role of HR in business and strategy formulation and implementation, and to prepare and present a business case for improvement.
The new Intermediate Level Awards in Human Resources from CIPD are set at undergraduate level and will develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different HR models and practices and increase your understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities and organisations.
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 Using Information in Human Resources has 4 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 2000 word written research project proposal.
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You'll receive access to online course materials that have been specially designed for online learning by experts in your fields of study, and have access to your tutor online and over the phone.
You'll also be part of our online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students.
You will also receive the following ebook: Horn, R. (2009) Researching and Writing Dissertations.
You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.
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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.