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Learning and Talent Development

Learning and Talent Development


The 7LTD Learning and Talent Development is a level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management optional module. It has a credit value of 15 with 75 hours of guided learning.


Purpose and Aim of the Module


Learning and development play a critical role in the management of talent. The unit is recognised and acknowledged as an important lever in attaining social economic and cultural ambitions and aspirations. It also ensures the attainment of government, organisations, and individuals objectives.


Maybe less recognized, but of equal importance, is the potential impact of learning and development in formulating and agreeing on aspirations, ambitions and objectives. The role of learning and talent development is seen in the formulating and attaining objective forms a core foundation and component of this module.


Equally is the contextual nature of notions of talent and their connections with both national and organisational policy and strategies intended to promote similarly contextual ideas of success.


As such, this module endeavours to develop a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies for formulating and achieving objectives. This can be at the national, organisational, group and individual levels that will enable the development of intellectual, social, professional and personal skills to perform effectively in professional roles.


Finally, the module is designed to enable learners to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and profession viewpoint. Besides, it explores the implications for professional practice while providing opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.



Who is suited for this Module?


This module is suitable for those who:

  • Have the duties and responsibilities for human resource decision making within an organisation. They can be either in operational, tactical and in more strategic levels.
  • Are HR professionals working in a team or HR functional management role and are looking to advance and develop their career.
  • Have responsibilities for the HR functions and activities within an organisation without a specialist function. They should take up this module to specialize in their activities.
  • Are independent or employed consultants who are looking to support organisations in reaching their set aims and goals.
  • Have an HR career and CIPD professional membership aspirations. To get the CIPD professional membership, you have to complete this module as it is a requirement.


What are the Learning Outcomes?


On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Critically examine and evaluate the formulation and execution of processes of learning and talent development strategies. These strategies can be used in defining and attaining both current and future effectiveness at national, organisational, group and individual levels.
  • Critically assess the potential and appropriateness of a wide range of learning and talent development strategies, policies and methods concerning relevant contextual aspects.
  • Guide the introductions, development and implementation of learning and talent development strategies, interventions and activities.
  • Work efficiently and collaboratively with the key internal and external partners and stakeholders to diagnose and manage learning and talent development response to issues and problems. They should also ensure clarity of role and contribution to agreed responses.
  • Critically evaluate the contribution and influence the politics of learning and talent development policy and practice in a wide range of contexts.
  • Conduct themselves ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity in learning and talent development and continuous personal and professional development.


What is the Assessment Criteria?


At least 50% of the learning outcomes for this module will be assessed through summative assessment. The remaining learning outcomes are assessed through teaching, learning and formative assessment activities. The formative assessment activities may include:

  • Examinations
  • Projects
  • Integrated work activities
  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Viva Voce

Moreover, a competency-based assessment may be used, but in centres that are approved for the method of assessment. The assessors must also be occupationally competent.

CIPD Level 7 Assignments

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