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Wolverhampton Business School

Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

PGDip Part-time Day and Evening 2 years

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award PGDip
  • Study Mode Part-time Day and Evening
  • Course Length Part-time Day and Evening (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Development and Organisational Change will enable you to operate in a middle to senior strategic management HR/HR Development and Organisational Change advanced practitioner role, or as a middle to senior line manager or consultant.  It will enable you to make contributions to the development of an organisation, particularly in the arena of organisational development, change and transition.

As a student on this part time Diploma in HR Development and Organisational Change you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR, HR development and organisational change issues. The course will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR development field.

The course will help you to develop leadership skills, management competency and HR skills appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners engaged in organisational change and development.  It will support development of an informed approach to professional practice.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The CIPD is the foremost HR Institute in the world, and for anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR or HR Development and Organisational Change, it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained for those leading change and developing people in organisations.

Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.

International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is a growing industry and as such competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years. More recently the HRDOC pathway has been subject to nationally recognised awards for teaching innovation and programme innovation.

There are elements of training design and delivery incorporated within the programme, so as to enable students to be able to plan and prepare a business case for selling new ideas, concepts and products within an organisation. The core disciplines of internal and external marketing presentations are identical.

This course is essential for anyone engaged in the development of Organisations through staff and stakeholders in current and future economic climates of change. Failure to understand the underpinning theories and practice of HR Development and Organisational Change will result in organisations failing to work in a proactive manner, become leaner and fitter, and maximise its human resource effectively and efficiently.

Graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma HR Development and Organisational Change award should be able to operate effectively in strategic roles or in positions of strategic influence, but bring higher levels of expertise to bear than previously. They should also be able to move up their organisational hierarchy more quickly, or alternatively seek and secure employment in another organisation at a higher level, or set themselves up as an independent consultant

 

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The University of Wolverhampton Business School currently holds devolved status from CIPD, which enables you to gain a professional CIPD qualification whilst studying for the PG Diploma HRDOC. 

The course covers a range of topics in the field of HR including, Leadership, Talent Development, Change Management, Organisational Development and Coaching and Mentoring. Each level of the programme is aligned to the national standards for the profession, and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional Chartered Membership or Fellowship of the CIPD

 

 At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to: 

  • Critically evaluate contemporary organisations in terms of their principal operating environments.
  • Critically analyse how learning and talent development strategies are organised.
  • Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation in terms of research. 
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the historical and theoretical basis of organisational designs and their development in terms of their value and contribution to organisational life.
  • Critically evaluate the practice, relevance and contribution of HRM and HRD to organisational success and effective change management using major contemporary research and debates in the field of HR.
  • Understand, analyse and evaluate coaching and mentoring in organisations.

 

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time Day and Evening £2484 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time Day and Evening £2550 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Student membership of the CIPD is an additional cost, payable by the student directly to the CIPD. It is strongly recommended that students enrol with the CIPD at the start of their programme of study. On commencement of the programme of study, full guidance will be provided to students regarding membership processes. Details of current fees can be found here https://www.cipd.co.uk/membership/become-member/fees “Failure to hold current student membership at the point of completion of the qualification may incur significant charges from the CIPD if wishing to take up membership.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.
  • A Certificate in Personal Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years’ relevant experience.
  • Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least three years in an HR role, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience. 

 

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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