Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Graduate Certificate Human Resource Management (HRM) with CIPD Intermediate Level Award

Salford Business School

Part-time

Attendance

One year

Course

September 2019

Next enrolment
Introduction

In a nutshell

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is a part-time undergraduate degree qualification designed for HR professionals and those wanting to develop a career in HRM.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to practice human resource management effectively. You will develop analytical, intellectual and evaluative skills which will improve your understanding of HRM theory and how to put new concepts into practice.

You will:
  • Learn the fundamental Human Resource Management concepts to progress onto a master’s
  • Develop practical skills and knowledge
  • Gain essential study skills
Course accreditations
CIPD logo

This is for you if...

1.

You wish to progress in your HR career

2.

You want to fit your studies around your career

3.

You want to receive a CIPD accredited qualification

Course details

All about the course

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate HRM you will become a member of CIPD and receive a CIPD Intermediate Award and also gain access to the MSc Human Resource Management (part-time), which offers Advanced Level Membership of CIPD.

By completing the programme, you will be eligible to join the MSc in Human Resource Management (part time), giving you the necessary academic requirements for Full Membership of the CIPD. 

Semester one

Organisational Development - Theory and Practice

This module aims to equip learners in understanding the concept and practices of high-performance working and their contribution to a high-performance work organisation.The module also evaluates the contribution of performance management to high levels of performance and the role of line managers in the process. In addition, it will analyse organisation design history, theory and practices, their links to business strategy and their implications for the management and development of people and resources. Learners will appreciate organisation development history, theory and applications and their contribution to business culture, performance, innovation and productivity. To create, sustain and renew a community of practice to establish and evolve organisation design, culture, performance and development.

Using Information for HRM (Part 1)

The module will provide students with an opportunity to comprehensively investigate developments in the business environment and supports their knowledge and evaluation of adopting a strategic approach to HRM including policy formulation and implementation.  The module will develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of resourcing and talent management in the organisational context. It addresses contemporary topics and challenges for organisations wishing to manage their employee talent pool in the internal and external labour markets. The module is to provide learners with the opportunity to select and pursue a piece of independent research within their chosen field of HRM. With supervision, the learners will review, collect and critically analyse selected data whilst developing their research and analytical skills to meet the demands of the chosen topic.

Semester two

Improved Individual Performance

The aim of the module is to enable learners to critically assess the knowledge skills and behaviours by the HR professional. Utilising the professional qualification professional map it addresses contemporary challenges the HR professional faces and aims to quip them with the skills to be able to performance effectively in their roles. The module will provide students with an opportunity to comprehensively investigate developments in the business environment and supports their knowledge and evaluation of adopting a strategic approach to HRM including policy formulation and implementation. The module provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of how the business context shapes reward strategies and polices.

Using Information for HRM (Part 2)

The module will provide students with an opportunity to comprehensively investigate developments in the business environment and supports their knowledge and evaluation of adopting a strategic approach to HRM including policy formulation and implementation.  The module will develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of resourcing and talent management in the organisational context. It addresses contemporary topics and challenges for organisations wishing to manage their employee talent pool in the internal and external labour markets. The module is to provide learners with the opportunity to select and pursue a piece of independent research within their chosen field of HRM. With supervision, the learners will review, collect and critically analyse selected data whilst developing their research and analytical skills to meet the demands of the chosen topic. 

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities. The course runs one evening per week for two semesters.

Assessment 

This programme is assessed through assignments, group work and presentations. There are no examinations.

School overview

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

Our facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills. Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.

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What about after uni?

As well as giving you the opportunity to progress onto our MSc Human Resource Management and Development programme, you will gain a highly regarded formal qualification and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

A taste of what you could become

A human resources officer

An office manager

An occupational psychologist

A training and development officer

And more...

Career Links

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Requirements

What you need to know

This course offers great scope for you to learn how human resources management plays a vital role in business. You will gain a highly regarded qualification, either as an existing practitioner or as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM.

Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this

Standard entry requirements

HND/HNC

HND/HNC or academic/professional qualifications of an equivalent level

CIPD

CIPD Foundation Level certificates: Personnel Practice, Training Practice, Employment Law etc

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in HRM

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in HRM

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Part-time 2019 £2,460
Additional costs

Students may wish to register for CIPD associate membership at an additional cost of £160. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Enrolment dates

September 2019

January 2020

September 2020

UCAS information

Course ID 0000

Institution S03