Human Resource Development and the Learning Process

Module code: LM1508

Module co-ordinator: Eimer Sparham

Module Outline

This module provides a critical introduction to training and development from a management perspective. It will make links between training and the organisation and considers how training is perceived by the various stakeholders involved. The module then goes on to discuss how training occurs in practice, with examples from recent research.

Topics covered

  • The function of human resource development in terms of the employer's HRM approach
  • Training practices and relevant theory
  • Approaches to measuring the effectiveness of training
  • The impact of management techniques on individual motivation at work
  • The concept of strategy as applied to human resource development


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • 3,000-4,000-word essay (100%)