Learning and Development Practice (7OS02)
ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS 2021
Additional Specialist Unit
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About this Unit
This unit provides an overarching synopsis of learning and development for those working predominantly in general people practice. It focuses on the role of the learning function within organisations of all types and assesses how learning provision within organisations is influenced by a variety of internal and external factors. Importantly, it considers how organisational power and political structures impact upon the learning function.
What will you learn
You will critically discuss the impact of the external environment and internal organisational context for learning and development. You will analyse the links between strategy and policy and the influence of organisational power and politics on learning and development. Additionally, you will critically evaluate the major stages in the design, delivery and impact measurement of learning and the importance of individual and organisational commitment to professional development. Major theories of learning and its application will be covered, including the factors which influence knowledge transfer processes. Finally, you will assess the role and application of technology within the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and the methods by which technology will facilitate learning along with the importance of data security.
This module is suitable for persons who:
- are experienced people practitioners
- are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people
- wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience
- are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations
On completion of this module, learners will be able to:
- Understand the external environment and internal organisational context for learning and development.
- Understand the design, delivery and impact of learning and development interventions.
- Understand major theories of organisational learning and the characteristics of the learning organisation.
- Understand the role and application of technology within the design, delivery and impact measurement of learning.
NEW CIPD ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS 2021
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