The fast-track programme comprises 5 one-day workshops (10.00 to 16.30) approximately 5 weeks apart; work will be submitted and assessed on a continuous basis using the Busec online learning centre. Assessment methods used are a combination of evidence from work place activities, written assignments and practical skills. The first workshop will be held Wednesday 23rd September 2015.
You will study 3 core units which will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of an HR professional, how HR activities support an organisation’s strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives and the importance of the contribution of the collection, analysis and presentation of accurate and legal HR data. You will also produce a personal development plan and record, an analysis of internal and external factors that shape business objectives and an analysis of HR data that can be used to assist decision making. The core units are:
- Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner (4DEP)
- Understanding organisations and the role of HR (3HRC)
- Recording, analysing and using HR information (3RAI)
The optional units selected for this programme provide a coherent basic spread of knowledge and skills. The optional units you will study are:-
- Supporting good practice in managing employment relations (3MER). All HR professionals need a basic understanding of employment law to enable them to operate effectively. By studying this unit you will gain a basic knowledge of employment law including contracts of employment, family related legislation, fair pay, the Equality Act 2010, dismissal and redundancies. You will also learn about the psychological contact.
- Resourcing talent (3RTO). Recruiting, selecting and retaining the right people is fundamental to organisational success. By studying this unit you will develop an understanding of the factors that impact on an organisation’s resourcing and talent planning activities. You will learn about the key stages in both recruitment and selection and gain skills to support these. This is underpinned with knowledge of the key legislation and good practice in the induction of employees.
- Supporting change within organisations (3SCO). All organisations need to adapt and change to survive. By studying this unit you will understand why organisations need to change, gain knowledge of change models and processes and ways of managing change. You will also develop an understanding of the different ways in which people respond to change and how HR can support the organisation and individuals within it during change.
- Developing coaching skills for the workplace (3DCS). Coaching skills are a great asset not only for HR professionals but generally to assist managers and other staff to optimise performance. By studying this unit you will gain an introduction to the theoretical aspects of coaching as well as having an opportunity to develop some practical coaching techniques and skills.
To successfully gain the qualification through the fast track approach you will need to attend all the workshops within a six month period, complete all assignments, other work and evidence and upload to your online learning centre course folder for assessment within the timescales provided. You will need around 3-4 hours of self-study per week to keep on track. Once the certificate is completed you will become an Associate Member of the CIPD.
The cost of the fast track certificate is £2145 +VAT (10% discount applies if payment is made in full before start)