Postgraduate Course: Managing the Training and Development Function (EDUA11220)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|TThis course focuses on the operational management of the Training and Development (T&D) function. T&D is an important strategic function in an organisation, which can make a significant contribution to effectiveness at organisational, group and individual level. The manager of T&D operations needs to establish and manage a cost-effective function which adds value to the organisation by focusing on organisational goals. The T&D specialist needs to develop the role of business partner with managers and the wider stakeholders in the organisation, including non-employees and contractors. They will need skills in analysing organisational requirements for T&D, managing resources and performance in the context of current arrangements for quality assurance and accreditation and as an integral part of the training and development cycle.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|PPC 1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the processes and skills involved in undertaking a strategic audit for T&D which involves relevant stakeholders
PC 2 Present a critically informed appraisal of the processes and procedures involved in the design, development, management and evaluation of a cost-effective and value-adding strategic and operational plan for T&D
PC 3 Demonstrate understanding of the process of planning and managing financial, technical and human resources for effective T&D
PC 4 Demonstrate critical understanding of the development and communication of T&D policy and marketing the T&D function within diverse business contexts
|An assignment (2,000 words) in the form of a report on a past or prospective exercise involving the design and development of a cost-effective and value-adding strategic and operational plan for T&D. This must incorporate a discussion on strategies for the operational management of human and financial resources, the communication of policy, the negotiation of relationships with stakeholders, and evaluation.
|Mr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
|Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573