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Human resource management residential school

This is a residential school only module if you are seeking Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accreditation of either the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (E84) or MSc in Human Resource Management (F68). This residential school will give you the opportunity to practise and receive feedback on the skills introduced in the human resource management (HRM) modules: The role of the human resource professional (B863), Human resource management in context (B864), Managing research in the workplace (B865), Employment relations and employee engagement (B866) and Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring (B867).  The residential school is offered in two formats; a three day face-to-face residential school or as an online alternative residential school where there is daily contact time over an extended time period. The learning objectives and outcomes are related to professional skill development and are complementary to the learning outcomes of the five HRM modules described above.

Qualifications

BXR868 is a complementary module to gain CIPD Accreditation for our:

Postgraduate Loans 

If you study this module as part of an eligible qualification, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan. For more information, see Fees and funding.

Module

Module code
BXR868
Credits

Credits

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  • You are awarded credits after you have successfully completed a module.
  • For example, if you study a 60-credit module and successfully pass it, you will be awarded 60 credits.
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Study level

Across the UK, there are two parallel frameworks for higher education qualifications, the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Northern Ireland and Wales (FHEQ) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). These define a hierarchy of levels and describe the achievement expected at each level. The information provided shows how OU postgraduate modules correspond to these frameworks.

OU Postgraduate
SCQF 11
FHEQ 7
Study method
Distance learning
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Module cost
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What you will study

The focus of this module is the practising of the key skills of the HR professional.  In undertaking the residential school module or the online alternative you will develop an awareness of your personal strengths and weaknesses and their implication for working in teams; and communication skills, including listening skills and presentation skills. You will also develop Interviewing skills, using recruitment and selection and performance management scenarios. You will understand the application of various research methods in the workplace and identify the practical skills associated with workplace research. You will become familiar with the conducting of grievance and discipline interviews and practising negotiation skills, using a variety of different scenarios. Skills associated with the design of workplace learning as well as coaching and mentoring.

Teaching and assessment

Support from your tutor

The teaching on this module is entirely focussed around the face-to-face residential school and its online alternative. During the face-to-face residential school students are supported by their Group Tutor who also facilitates the teaching sessions. There is daily contact time over an extended period with a Group Tutor for students who undertake the Online Alternative Residential School.

Contact us if you want to know more about study with The Open University before you register.

Assessment

There are no formal assessment activities or submissions required for this module. The module is the residential school where the key skills of the HR professional are developed and practised.  However, students will be evaluated in terms of their participation in the residential school or online alternative. In this regard students will have to achieve a Satisfactory Participation mark to pass the residential school.

Professional recognition

This module is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (E84) and MSc in Human Resource Management (F68) qualifications that are both approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for professional membership status. 

Course work includes

No examination
Embedded residential school

Future availability

Human resource management residential school starts once a year – in May. This page describes the module that will start in May 2018 when you will have access to the module website to engage with the pre-requisite reading. The three-day residential school will be held in September 2018. The dates for the online alternative are yet to be confirmed, but it is highly likely that this will also take place in September 2018. We expect it to start for the last time in May 2023.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the academic regulations which are available on our Essential Documents website.

    Entry requirements

    The module is only available to students studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (E84) or MSc in Human Resource Management (F68). Students on these programmes should have successfully completed B863 and B864, and ideally having completed or currently studying any of the optional modules B865, B866 and B867. Students wishing to complete the Postgraduate Diploma should look towards undertaking this module towards the end of their studies. Students wishing to complete the MSc in Human Resource Management are advised to undertake the module towards the end of the elective modules and before embarking on the final module Dissertation (HRM) (B804).

    If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.

    Preparatory work

    Students will be required to engage with pre-requisite reading for residential school. This material will be made available via the module website. 

    Register

    Start End England fee Register
    04 May 2019 Oct 2019 £725.00

    Registration opens on 01/03/19

    This module is expected to start for the last time in May 2023.

    Future availability

    Human resource management residential school starts once a year – in May. This page describes the module that will start in May 2018 when you will have access to the module website to engage with the pre-requisite reading. The three-day residential school will be held in September 2018. The dates for the online alternative are yet to be confirmed, but it is highly likely that this will also take place in September 2018. We expect it to start for the last time in May 2023.

    Additional costs

    Study costs

    There may be extra costs on top of the tuition fee, such as a laptop, travel to tutorials, set books and internet access.

    Ways to pay

    We know there’s a lot to think about when choosing to study, not least how much it’s going to cost and how you can pay.

    That’s why we keep our fees as low as possible and offer a range of flexible payment and funding options. To find out more see Fees and funding.

    Study materials

    What's included

    There will be a module website where guidance, teaching and support material will be available. This will include an outline of the residential school and the learning outcomes for each session. Teaching, role play and related support materials will also be available as part of the residential school event.

    Computing requirements

    A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module.  Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.

    Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.

    A desktop or laptop computer with either:

    • Windows 7 or higher
    • macOS 10.7 or higher

    The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.

    To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones. 

    Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students. 

    If you have a disability

    Written transcripts of any audio components and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of printed material are available. Some Adobe PDF components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader (and where applicable: musical notation and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way). Other alternative formats of the module materials may be available in the future.

    If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.