Level 7 Qualification
120 UK Credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
1 Academic Year – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
Qualifi – RQF 603/0722/5
First Intake October 2022
Operational End Date
30 November 2023
Mode of Delivery
This Qualification has been designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers in the running of their businesses, and to facilitate their progression to high levels within their organisation. Managers need to be aware of issues, able to analyse their potential outcomes and consequences, and decide how to react. They do not have to be expert in all areas of business, but they need to possess a general awareness of what specialist facilities and services exist, and how they can assist in carrying out that role.
The programme includes contemporary topics reflecting key issues within the 21st – century business environment as well as the latest developments in management research.
The overall learning outcomes of the Diploma are:
- To understand and apply the principles of human resource management in a business environment
- Review and apply the principles of human resource management within the industry
- To understand and apply the principles of human resource management in a specific environment
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between theories and their practical application in the business world
- Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth
The qualification has been designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers in the running of their businesses, and to facilitate their progression to high levels within their organisation.
What you will study
To achieve this Diploma, you will need to complete the following modules:
- Contemporary Human Resource Management – 20 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 10 ECTS) – 250 Total Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the ability to understand and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy and management of people. Also, to enable the learner to analyse a range of organisational contexts and how they develop ways to respond such environmental forces and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it.
- Leading, Managing and HR Development – 20 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 10 ECTS) – 250 Total Learning Hours
The aim of this unit 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.
- Resourcing, Talent Management and Development – 15 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS) – 188 Total Learning Hours
The purpose of this unit is to develop competence in understanding and analysing employment markets and demographic trends to create and implement effective, ethical and appropriate resourcing, retention, talent management and development strategies.
Also, the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies to formulating and achieving objectives at national, organisational, group and individual level will be discussed. Learners will assess the role of HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating strategic planning relevant to employee resourcing, talent management and development
- Performance Management – 20 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 10 ECTS) – 250 Total Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the main elements that influence the performance of employees at all levels within an organisation and the ways in which such elements can be managed in a constructive manner. Further to provide learners with understanding to devise and implement appropriate HR practices and strategies that relate to Performance Management.
- Employee Relations – 10 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 5 ECTS) – 125 Total Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the importance of good employee relations for business success and the impact of changes which have affected employment relationships. Competencies required by HRM professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating employment relations strategies, plans, policies,systems and procedures to mitigate organisational risk,support organisational performance and meet the organisation’s business goals will be discussed. Also, to develop the ability to make remedies to current/ potential conflict situations in compliance to legal and ethical considerations.
- Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective – 20 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 10 ECTS) – 250 Total Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to develop learner’s skills and knowledge of independent research, diagnose and make recommendations for change or improvements that are realistic, relevant and beneficial to specific organisation. In addition, this unit will enable learners to present a persuasive business report and/or a reasoned and logical case for changes in policies, practices and strategies reflecting academic research and writing skills.
How you will learn
Extensive course material is provided and you shall also be given access to our fully-fledged online library. For each module completed, an online self-assessment test is automatically available to you so that you gauge your preparedness to start the assignment for that particular module. The assignment is sent to you by Domain Academy’s Academic Office. Once you complete the assignment you submit it online to Domain Academy’s Academic Office. Once corrected, the result shall be sent to you. At the end of each module and after completing the self-assessment test, you shall be automatically provided with a certificate of completion for that particular module. However, this certificate does not count for ECTS credits. It is the assignment which is considered as the official mode of assessment for that particular module and therefore counts towards ECTS credits. Once the whole programme is completed, you shall be awarded an official certificate by Qualifi (UK) certifying that you completed this accredited and recognised qualification.
Where you will learn:
This course is delivered fully online during which you can study at any time, from anywhere and at your own pace. All you need is a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet device connected to internet.
Method of Assessment:
Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.
Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.
Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.
Structure of Programme:
The overall structure of the course is based on 6 units that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. All 6 units are mandatory. Each unit has the equivalency of 10, 20 or 30 credits. Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter. Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued. Formative assessments (weighted at 0%) may be used in lectures or tutorials to check knowledge and understanding of specific topics and subject areas. Units require reflective exam sets and/or summative assessments for marking.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualification.
Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements.
Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area.
The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers.
To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in- company opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.
Where a candidate has achieved an overall average mark of at least 70% from all the units, QUALIFI may award a Distinction, although offering such a grade to individual candidates is at the discretion of QUALIFI and is not normally given after any successful referral attempts. Decisions about the overall classification of awards are made by QUALIFI through the application of the academic and relevant course regulations. It is based on the Average Percentage Mark (APM) or, at the discretion of QUALIFI, on the basis of your overall profile and performance subject to the minimum requirements.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Learners will be expected to hold the following:
- Level 6 Qualification or;
- First Degree.
In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme. This would typically be a minimum of 5 years in a human resource management role.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 05th November 2021