*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
This unit covers the main factors that need to be considered in the change process and will enable learners to understand why organisations need to change with reference to key internal and external factors. Change concepts and different ways of managing change will be introduced. People also respond to change in different ways and this manifests itself in variable behaviours. This aspect will be given particular attention along with the implications for the human resources (HR) function. Learners will develop a better understanding of the change process and enhance their ability to support the organisation and its employees.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in HR/L&D
- are working in the field of HR/L&D in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
- have responsibility for HR/L&D activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function
- are involved in supporting and managing change projects.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand why organisations need to change and how change affects organisations.
- Understand the key factors involved in the change process and different approaches to managing change.
- Understand the impact of change on employees and the role of HR.
How is This Course Assessed?
These are not traditionally taught qualifications but focus more on specific personal or organisational objectives rather than solely academic theory. Units are assessed by reviewing written work based narrative, supported by evidence. Evidence takes many forms and is compiled in a portfolio that is assessed by Watson Martin experts and verified by CIPD external verifiers before awarding the qualification. There are no exams or research projects at this level.