HRM-20019 - Developing Professional Knowledge and Practice in HRM
Coordinator: Aikaterini Koskina Room: DW1.08 Tel: +44 1782 7 33428
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The module considers the role of HRM by embracing the `thinking performer¿ perspective and providing students with knowledge of a range of issues that an HR professional needs to know and might meet in the workplace. The module also offers students an opportunity to reflect on the requirements for HRM graduates in the workplace, to link these to the competencies needed by an HR professional and to develop their own action plan for personal development. Successful completion of this module is essential for CIPD accreditation.

The module aims to develop a critical understanding of a range of issues that are central to the human resource management (HRM) profession and the competencies needed by human resource (HR) professionals. Successful completion of this module is essential for CIPD accreditation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a critical understanding of HRM as a profession: 1
analyse the business and external contexts of HRM and their implications for employment practice: 1
demonstrate a critical awareness of own knowledge and skills in relation to the HR profession through reflective practice: 1
develop knowledge of contemporary business issues affecting the HR function in various environments: 1

Study hours

24 hours contact
24 hours preparation for tutorial work
52 hours preparation for assessment
50 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
A 4,000-word portfolio
The module is assessed via the compilation and submission of an individual portfolio of evidence. The portfolio is based upon a selection of the issues and activities covered during the workshops, including a personal development plan. It also reviews activities and learning undertaken during other modules in the HRM course through reflection. The portfolio of evidence will utilise appropriate models in conducting the investigation that have been learnt and discussed in the module. The submitted document should be approximately 4,000 words (excluding appendices) and the Harvard referencing system should be used throughout the portfolio.