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It is increasingly recognised that an organisation’s human resources are a critical factor in an organisation’s performance and a key driver of sustainable competitive advantage. It is therefore crucial that attention be given to managing human resources strategically, as there are long-term implications for organisational performance and success. Understanding the nature of the human resource and how to effectively manage human resources strategically is a key competency for HR practitioners who act in advisory positions and those who hold strategic business
partner roles.

The aim of this course is to explore the contribution that strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) makes towards the development and achievement of sustainable organisational strategies. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of seminal and contemporary HR models, theories, concepts and practices, which enable HR practitioners to make a positive contribution to sustainable organisational performance from an HR perspective.

On successful completion of this course , students will have the confidence to contribute to strategic decision making in an HR context. The unit takes an evidence based and outcomes-driven perspective supporting the acquisition of core knowledge in the areas of business acumen and the adoption of a business-focused approach to managing people. An understanding of the range of people practices and their impact on people behaviour, and how to enable culture change effectively. Strong theoretical and applied foundations of learning will support student understanding and knowledge. The learning that takes place on this unit will enable students to add value to an organisation’s HR function and role.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Assess how HR strategy and practices are influenced by developments in an organisation’s external and contextual environment.
  2. Appraise the theoretical perspectives of strategic HRM and their associated practices in different types of organisations.
  3. Evaluate how strategic HR initiatives can be used to develop high-performance organisational cultures.
  4. Develop an integrated HR strategy to support sustainable business performance and growth.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

                  Registration process:

                  • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application (online) and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course.
                  • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
                  • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

                  Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

                  The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

                  When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

                  The Course is available as an individual course or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Business. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because Awarding Body applies higher fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Business or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

                  Courses awarded by Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

                  * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

                  Course Curriculum

                  Section One
                  Section Two
                  Section Three
                  Section Four
                  Final Assignments

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