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Edexcel London , UK
  Certificate in Human Resource Strategy (Awarded by the Edexcel London, UK)

Fact: CEE has achieved an 'A' grade in its External Verification report by Edexcel UK for 2009-12.

Course Outline

The purpose of this unit is to deal with the interaction between strategy and human resources as approached from a general managerial perspective. It provides learners with a comprehensive overview of human resource issues applied to the most current technological advances and up-to-date investments in human resource practices.

The conceptual framework for this unit is composed of a mission statement and nine components corresponding to individual sub-units that draw from the principles of human-capital theory, strategic management, strategic planning, environmental analysis, human resource planning, strategy implementation, and principles of evaluation. It also incorporates principles of rational and comprehensive strategic planning. The frame work begins with an assumption that the company has a mission of obtaining an appropriate rate of return for shareholders while complying with the interests of the company's other stakeholders, including employees and governmental agencies.

This course will enable the learner to achieve the following skills and knowledge:

  1. Examine and understand the investment perspective in Human Resources
  2. Analyze and reach an Informed awareness of environmental trends (general and legal environment)
  3. Analyze the integration of Strategic HR within the strategy formulation
  4. Examining the principles of Human Resources Planning
  5. Evaluate Strategy Implementation in line with workforce utilization and reward schemes

Content Covered:

  1. Human Resource Investment Considerations, Investments in Training and Development
  2. Investment Practices for Improved Retention, Investments in Job-Secure Workforces
  3. Technology and Organizational Structure
  4. Employment Opportunity, Compensation, Employee Relations Strategic Impact of the Legal Environment
  5. Importance of Human Resources to Strategy, Theoretical Foundations International Strategy, Human Resource Contributions to Strategy
  6. The Strategic Role of Human Resource Planning, Overview, Managerial Issues in Planning
  7. Integration of Strategy and Human Resource Planning, The Human Resource Manager and Strategic Planning
  8. Forecasting Techniques, Forecasting the Supply of Human Resources Forecasting the Demand for Human Resources
  9. Workforce Utilization
  10. Reward Schemes
Entry Requirements

Students applying for the program would benefit more readily if they meet with one of the following :

  1. An appropriate Diploma
  2. An appropriate professional qualification

Mature executives who do not possess the above mentioned qualification but with substantial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Student progress is monitored by continuous assessment. A variety of assessment methods will be used, for example, assignments, business style reports, case studies, logbooks, observations, oral presentations, personal audits, portfolios, role-play and projects. Students are graded at either Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail

Length of Course
The program consists of 12 weeks of part-time study in the evenings (once every week). Lectures are supplemented with case studies, group projects and discussions throughout the program. Students share their experiences with other students to enhance their expertise in a range of areas, including competency in the common body of knowledge for human resource professionals.

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the unit Certificate in Human Resource Strategy by Edexcel, London UK.

Status of Qualification

Advanced vocational qualification. Students may progress into the BTEC Advanced Diploma in Executive Human Resource Management or the BTEC Advanced Diploma in Executive Business Management.

AED 3,000/- for the entire program inclusive of Registration, books, course materials, assessment, evaluations and the final certificate.

How to Apply
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Tel: +971-4 390-0990 Fax: +9714 366-4684

Edexcel London, UK

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Edexcel – a passport to opportunity

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