Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module introduces students to employee development issues by examining: the meaning, role, and significance of human resource development; systems of vocational education and training across different countries and their implications for skills; the changing nature of skills with an emphasis on front-line work; the relationship between individual/collective learning and performance; and the extent to which learning can be considered as a strategic imperative by discussing the concept of the learning organization.
To provide students with an overview of the key issues relating to employee development, incorporating the study of the relevant theoretical frameworks and the relationships between vocational education and training systems, skills and workplace learning.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe the differences between education, training and employee development: 1assess the impact of government, employer and trade union roles in the design and delivery of training and education: 1relate external and internal (organisational, occupational and individual) factors to the delivery and effectiveness of training and development within the organisation: 1analyse current issues (such as skills and front line employment) in human resource development and explain their relevance to control, individual and organizational performance: 1describe and evaluate different systems of vocational education and training: 1
24 hours contact 24 hours preparation for tutorial work52 hours preparation for assessment50 hours private study
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
3,000 word essayAn extended essay based upon one of the key topics covered in the module