Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment (7CO01)
ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS 2021
Core Knowledge | Core Behaviour | Specialist Knowledge
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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 wishing to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities required to meet good practice and legal obligations relating to people at work.
Purpose and aim of unit
Managing the employment relationship effectively is a key part of the role of the human resources (HR) practitioner. This unit aims to introduce a number of aspects of this task and to provide an introduction to employment law within the context of employee relations. It starts with an explanation of the employment relationship and the key parties that are involved within it. It then focuses on different aspects of HR activity, looking at good practice and legal requirements within each activity. It is recognised that learners need to have a basic understanding of employment law to enable them to operate effectively, but given this is a broad and complex area, it is acknowledged that this unit only aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge and assumes no prior understanding of employment law.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship.
- Understand the main individual rights that the employee has during the employment relationship.
- Understand the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship.
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.
NEW CIPD ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS 2021
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