Human resource professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational, environmental, technological, legal and global circumstances.
This postgraduate-level course examines the principal internal and external contexts of contemporary organisations and how leading organisations of every size and sector respond to turbulent and uncertain environments.
You'll learn that corporate and HR decisions are often shaped by forces beyond managers' immediate control, and explore the implications of this for your professional practice and development.
This is an Advanced Level 7 course, so you should have a good level of HR experience and be prepared to undertake postgraduate-level study.
A degree-based educational background would also be beneficial.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.
The course consists of one module from the CIPD Level 7 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.
It's fully online and is assessed by one in-person exam.
You'll learn to understand, analyse, and critically evaluate:
On completion of this course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Human Resources, and your certificate from CIPD will reflect this.
The subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.
Please note that this Award won't qualify you for CIPD associate membership.
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