HR Development and Management

Human Resources

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide learners ability to diagnose, analyse and solutions for problems arising in relation to leadership, management and development of human resource in a range of organisational contexts. Learners will be enabled to appraise the effectiveness of organisational strategies, processes and practices in efficient and effective leadership and management, also the contribution of HRM/HRD practitioners to organisational change.

Course Content


  • What is human resource management?
  • Understanding the leadership in HRM.
  • Importance of management in HRM

HR’s role in leadership and management development

  • Defining what effective leadership is
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Creating systems, processes and policies that support effective leadership
  • Internal, external and cultural alignment of the leadership model

Impacts of HRM in development of leadership

  • Leadership training and development
  • Promotion systems
  • Employee-centric approach
  • Helping managers take a team-based approach
  • HR and senior management collaboration

Importance of human resource management

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Human Resource Management System
  • Technological Changes and HRD
  • HRD and Employee Empowerment
  • HRD Job Satisfaction

HRM organizational objectives development

  • Achieve organizational goals
  • Work culture
  • Team integration
  • Training and Development
  • Employee motivation
  • Workforce empowerment

Various theories of HRM

  • What Is AMO Theory?
  • Organizational Life Cycle Theory
  • Strategic Contingency Theory
  • General Systems Theory
  • Transaction cost theory

Relationship between human resources management and organizational performance

  • Business strategy and human Resources
  • Strategic management of human resources
  • Organizational performance
  • Relationship between HRM and performance
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand the theoretical and conceptual basis for HRM and HRD in organisations and major contemporary developments in this area

  1. Describe the different approaches in developing HR strategy
  2. Identify the links between HR strategy and organisational performance
  3. Identify the role of different concepts in creating a high performing organisation

2.  Understand the nature of leadership and its contribution to individual, group and organisational development

  1. Identify the nature and approaches to the study of leadership
  2. Explain the significance of the leadership role in creating and sustaining a high performing organisation

3.  Be able to evaluate the contribution of HRM and HRD functions in an organisation

  1. Identify the aims, objectives and practices of HRM and HRD
  2. Understand organisational dynamics
  3. Formulate strategies in different functions of HR Management and Development

4.  Be able to promote professionalism and ethical approach to HRM and HRD practice in organisations

  1. Describe the changing role of the HR function in an organisation
  2. Explain the ethical approach to HR functions
  3. Analyse and reflect on personal learning, professional development and practice

5.  Understand how to promote a flexible working environment and effective change management practices

  1. Identify the organizational change and barriers
  2. Explain the contribution of leadership, management and development of people to strategic organisational change
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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