HRM-40041 - Professional Skills and Practice in HRM
Coordinator: Carola Weissmeyer Room: DW1.27 Tel: +44 1782 7 33603
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module considers the role of HR managers by focusing upon the key skill sets that practitioners need to develop and employ. The module offers students an opportunity to develop these skills through classroom activities, reflect upon their personal development and demonstrate their appreciation and acquisition of these key competencies through compiling a study portfolio.

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 business skills needed by Human Resource (HR) professionals.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a critical awareness of own knowledge and skills in relation to the HR profession through reflective practice: 1
examine and assess leadership, change management and interpersonal relationships at work: 1
demonstrate the use of statistical techniques and analyse statistical data: 1
interpret financial information and critically assess the management of financial resources: 1
demonstrate a critical awareness of people management skills in relation to workplace procedures: 1

Study hours

10 hours lectures
6 hours tutor-facilitated group work (tutorial preparation)
8 hours tutorials
10 hours lecture preparation
30 hours tutorial preparation
40 hours assessment preparation
46 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
3,000 word portfolio that captures the learning outcomes of the module
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. The portfolio of evidence will utilise appropriate models in conducting the investigation that have been learnt and discussed in the module.