Human Resource Management and Training Policy

Module code: LM1509

Module co-ordinator: Paul Conville

Module Outline

This module identifies the factors influencing the level and type of training undertaken in organisations. This module will enable students to understand training within the context of HRM and will equip them with the tools to evaluate different approaches to training, using key theoretical ideas. Key to this is the link between training in the workplace and employee motivation. Students will also consider the strategic role of training within the organisation.

Topics covered

  • The factors influencing the level and type of training undertaken in organisations
  • The relationship between system theory and variations in employee development practices
  • The role of training within business strategy and the strategy of evaluation
  • Approaches to training using a range of techniques and theories


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • 3,000-4,000-word essay (100%)
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