The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development consists of four mandatory modules which provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development. In addition you will be required to complete four optional modules from the suite provided.
The modules outlined below reflect the CIPD national qualification framework.
- Leading, Managing and Developing People;
- HRM in Context;
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership;
- Investigating a Business issue from an HR Perspective.
Three of the four mandatory modules are designed to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding and a set of core skills that are deemed necessary to underpin competent human resource management and development practice.
In this respect the areas of study will assist you in developing a broad knowledge of a range of business and management skills which is vital for all with or seeking responsibility for general management and those who need to understand the organisation within which they work in order to exercise influence.
Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
This mandatory module allows you to develop professional competence and to investigate, research and make recommendations on a range of human resource management and development issues. You will be encouraged to choose issues that have a direct relevance to your employer.
You will need to complete 4 optional modules. At least 3 out of the 4 should be from the HRD Pathway. A maximum of 1 module can be from the HRM Pathway.
HRD optional modules
- Organisational Design and Development;
- Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring;
- Learning and Talent Development;
- Leadership and Management Development;
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision;
- Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning.
HRM optional modules
- Resourcing and Talent Management;
- Employment Law;
- Performance Management;
- Reward Management;
- Managing Employment Relations;
- Employee Engagement.
Students who wish to only study one module from the Mandatory and Option modules can also be awarded a CIPD Advanced Award in Human Resources on successful completion.
A CIPD Advanced Certificate in HRM can be awarded on successful completion of four modules and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources can also be awarded from Coventry University.
For details of the timetable and modules for this year's course (along with those for the Human Resource Management PgDip) please download these four documents:
mandatory modules (pdf 70kb);
optional modules (pdf 120kb);
timetable (pdf 60kb);
programme structure (pdf 110kb).