IIE Strategic Human Resource Management

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Changing business contexts demand change in strategic approach. As a result business can no longer rely on outdated Human Resources policies and practices to create value for the firm.

In summary being an effective Human Resource (HR) Manager entails being able to bring new perspective to the employer-employee relationship by adopting innovative techniques to transform their workforce into a competitive advantage for the business. This short learning programme provide contemporary strategic principles with two key objectives:

  • To support a newly appointed HR Manger to transition from a junior HR administration role to a management position within HR
  • To provide knowledge and skills for an HR Administrator (preferably with an undergraduate degree), to progress into an HR management position.



  • Those who intend entering a managerial level of HRM
  • Managers wishing to update their knowledge with current human resource practices.
  • Managers who wish to ensure that they remain conversant with recent changes in labour relations practice.



Lectures are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 16 weeks.


Programmes Material

The short learning programme fee includes all programme material, which becomes the property of the student. This material constitutes a valuable source of on-going reference.


Programme Evaluation

Students will be required to submit an assignment at the end of the program. 



The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of college in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org


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Course Information


  • Human resource management’s role in the evolving paradigm
  • Human resources and the competitive advantage
  • Human resources and leadership
  • The strategic role of human resource management
  • Managing flexible patterns of work for competitive advantage
  • Talent management – an HR challenge
  • Measuring Human resources within organisations
  • Ethical issues and challenges in HR
  • Corporate responsibility and governance: Implications for HR
  • Effective Change management strategies


Course Information


Strategic Human Resource Management is a short learning programme (SLP) that is certified by the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE short learning programmes (SLPs) available through The Business School have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE full qualifications that are also available through Varsity College and which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Before you register you must ensure that the programme you select best suits your individual learning and workplace objectives.


Course Information

The Business School

The Business School at Varsity College offers ambitious working adults the opportunity to build on their skills with convenient part-time study. You can choose from a variety of world class programmes, that won’t impact on your work hours.

Our aim is to provide a vibrant, fulfilling experience for students. And to ensure their return to a formal learning environment is as undaunting as possible. We offer a high standard of education, with high quality educators and hand-picked partners.

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