CIPD Skills Pathway

Lecturers: Various

Modular value: 20 credits 

Assessment: Three 2000-word assignments, each of which must be passed (i.e. the final mark is not an average of the three). 

Please note this module is only available to students taking the CIPD route for which a premium is charged. As well as developing essential skills, this route provides access to CIPD membership.

It aims to: 

  • Develop students’ knowledge of a variety of practical issues and problems that HR professionals will typically confront 
  • Deepen students’ understanding of the legal framework and its practical implications for the employment relationship and contract of employment 
  • Provide students with practical experience of dealing with problems and issues that HR managers often confront 
  • Provide students with a foundation for their subsequent professional development 
  • Enable students to learn from and interact with people with first-hand experience of HR management 

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the importance of organisational-level employment relations processes that support organisational performance, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of: employee engagement, diversity management, employee communication, involvement and participation, negotiation and bargaining, conflict resolution and change management and management control. 
  • Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the importance of employment relations procedures that help mitigate organisational risk, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of discipline, grievance, dismissal and redundancy 
  • Promote professionalism and an ethical approach to HRM and HRD practice in organizations 
  • Manage themselves more effectively at work or in another professional context 
  • Manage interpersonal relationships at work more effectively 
  • Demonstrate an essential people management skill set 
  • Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions 
  • Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future 
  • Make sound and justifiable decisions and solve problems more effectively 
  • Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and management development and to continuous personal and professional development