HRM-30029 - Employee Development
Coordinator: Aikaterini Koskina Room: DW1.08 Tel: +44 1782 7 33428
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Level: Level 6
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 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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the differences between education, training and employee development: 1
assess the impact of government, employer and trade union roles in the design and delivery of training and education: 1
relate external and internal (organisational, occupational and individual) factors to the delivery and effectiveness of training and development within the organisation: 1
analyse current issues (such as skills and front line employment) in human resource development and explain their relevance to control, individual and organizational performance: 1
describe and evaluate different systems of vocational education and training: 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: Essay weighted 100%
3,000 word essay
An extended essay based upon one of the key topics covered in the module