Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course consists of a number of HRM and Business related units. Its aim is to provide you with both knowledge of the HR profession and a set of transferrable skills which you can use to help improve the performance of the organisation in which you work.  Most students applying for this course will have already completed 4 modules from the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources at FCoT, but applications from students who have completed this elsewhere, or in previous years, are welcome.

The University Centre Farnborough Experience:

✓ Degrees awarded by the prestigious University of Surrey
✓ Nationally-recognised HNC/Ds awarded by Pearson
✓ Small campus experience where you won’t get lost in the crowd
✓ Dynamic new University Centre building and Study Centre
✓ Cash bursary of up to £2k for those students/courses that are eligible
✓ Welcoming environment for both mature students and college leavers
✓ Work-focused qualifications that link to the needs of the workplace
✓ Recognition of prior learning and experiences mean you could join a degree in the second or third year
✓ Graduation ceremony to share your successes

Who is this programme for?

This course is the final year of a postgraduate level. Students are expected to have had relevant work experience of a strategic nature and have completed at least 4 modules on a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources or 1st year postgraduate course at another college.

What will I study?

You will study both HR and business related modules to help you progress in your HR career.  If you are an experienced HR professional, looking to advance to a strategic level, and aspire to become a Chartered Member, then this postgraduate-level qualification is for you. Classes provide you with an excellent networking opportunity to explore ideas with other like minded students.  As this is a postgraduate level qualification all assignments will need to underpinned with academic research and referencing, with the focus on critical evaluation with a requirement for high levels of research and self study.  Dissertations will be completed in this year.

Costs

Please note that the fees stated relate to ONE academic year only.

You must become a student member at the beginning of your course. As a student member of the CIPD benefits will include online access to the CIPD student resources, copies of the CIPD’s People Management magazine plus access to networking and other opportunities via the CIPD branch network. Students will be responsible for your own membership joining fees payable directly to the CIPD – please see their website for more details. 

There is a well stocked library within the College and individual lecturers will advise on recommended texts so students are advised not to purchase texts until induction.

Fees

FEE COST
Tuition £3100

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

Students must be fully aware of the commitment to this course which involves an 80% minimum attendance requirement and substantial self-directed study.  You will also be required to attend pre-arranged individual tutorials. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, facilitated workshops, case study analysis and exam preparation.

What modules are covered?

Units Studied:

  • Human Resource Management in Context*
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People*
  • Employee Engagement
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership*
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective*
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Law

*Core Modules

Students need to join this course having already completed 4 of the above modules and then will study the remaining 4 to achieve a Diploma. You must complete all of the 4 core modules to obtain a Diploma.

Studying these units will give you an increased knowledge of the environment in which the management and development of human resources takes place. CIPD membership and qualifications are widely acknowledged as a benchmark for professionalism and are a requirement for many roles in the human resources and learning and development functions.

How will I be assessed?

Most units are assessed by one or two pieces of work using a variety of assessments methods such as an assignment, case study or project. 

The modules Human Resource Management in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People are examined modules through CIPD National Exams. 

Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective is a dissertation based module.

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Progression

What Next?

This is the final course in the suite of qualifications offered by the CIPD.

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

Discussion with a member of the HR teaching team is required prior to, or at enrolment, as the CIPD have a series of questions that need to be asked to ensure you are given correct advice.  Once these questions have been answered enrolment can proceed.

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

This course is the final year of a postgraduate level. Students are expected to have had relevant work experience of a strategic nature and have completed at least 4 modules on a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources or 1st year postgraduate course at another college.  Discussion with a member of the HR teaching team is required prior to or at enrolment.

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Start Dates

Stage 9422/191PFB
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration 35 Weeks
Days TUE
Time 13:00 - 21:00
Start 06/02/2020
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