Course Brief

Effective learning is key to people development. Increasingly, that means work-based, self-directed, flexible learning. This course will give the well-rounded manager, irrespective of their own role, the ability to provide just that learning opportunity.

This course is available for purchase through SBCS GLI until January 2022. Examinations are available until August 2023.


  • 45-60 Contact Hours

Topics covered
  • Introduction to human resource development.
  • Observing and assessing HRD needs.
  • Planning: designing HRD activities.
  • Action: bringing learning to life.
  • Quality: reviewing and evaluating HRD.
  • Process section: integrative case.
  • Organisational HRD strategies.
  • HRD providers and partners.
  • E-learning.
  • Mentoring.
  • HRD and theory.
  • Policy-making and HRD.
  • Communities of practice: the knowledge management perspective.
  • Strategic HRD.
  • Perspectives integrative case: the Investors in People standard.
  • Looking ahead: the future of HRD.