Study how organisations can succeed through the effective management of people on this career-focused course. You learn a broad range of core business skills and gain specialist knowledge of human resource management and the HR profession. The course is designed to • provide you with an insight into the day-to-day life of a HR practitioner • develop your commercial awareness and understanding • ensure that you develop skills and experience that you can take to the workplace • gain the latest research-informed knowledge and insights. As you progress, you gain skills and knowledge in the key areas of HR, including • understanding people • HR: the profession • resourcing and talent management • managing the HR function • developing people and organisations • employee relations • employment law. Your HR awareness is underpinned by learning about core related business areas including marketing , finance, strategic planning and law – all within a HR context. The range of topics you study equips you for a successful career in a diverse range of roles and business areas. We also focus on developing your practical and technical HR skills alongside your knowledge and understanding. For example, in a first year assessment, you work as a team to plan and build a HR intranet site for an organisation. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. Your specialist knowledge of both business and HR can secure career paths in a wide range of managerial roles as well as specialist HR positions. This course is fully approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion students can gain associate (Assoc.) level of professional membership. This course is mapped to the CIPD level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management.