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Themes in Module 1 of the Oakwood CIPD Level 3 Diploma in HRP

A summary of what you need to think about

By Harry Puckering

Harry is Oakwood's Associate Consultant and works in our Associate Team
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Oakwood’s CIPD Foundation Level 3 programmes are all about practically running HR and L&D functions as effectively as possible.  They are not concerned with the analysis or comparison of lots of different academic theories or approaches.  Instead, each programme has Oakwood handouts and a CIPD textbook.  

Student membership of the CIPD (a necessary part of the programme) gives you access to all the CIPD’s own research, theory and best practice reports.  That – and your own in-company information like prospectuses and annual reports – is all you have to read and report on.

All of your assignments – both the in-class ‘practical’ assignments and the written assignments you do in your own time between modules – require you to analyse, describe or demonstrate aspects of your own organisation, your HR and/or L&D function, your own role or your own competency in your role. The theories and best practice you learn about on the programme become a ‘lens’ through which you look at your own experience.

In the first module of the Oakwood CIPD Foundation Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice, the key themes are:

  • How HR helps contribute to the organisation’s values, vision, mission and objectives.
  • How the HR function brings the right new people into the organisation, using Job Analysis, recruitment advertising, shortlisting, competency-based interviewing, on-boarding and induction.
  • How you can understand and build on your own competency in the HR function.

The first unit, 3HRC Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources, introduces the qualification and gives a summary of the HR and L&D functions within an organisational context. You'll develop your understanding of how HR activities support an organisation's values, vision, mission, strategy and culture, and assist in achieving corporate objectives.

The second unit, 3RTO Resourcing Talent, focuses on your organisation's resourcing and talent plan. You'll learn about every stage of the recruitment, selection and induction process. You will practise the essential skills of resourcing:  conducting a job analysis exercise, writing a job description and a job advertisement, and running a competency-based selection interview.

In Module 1’s third unit, 4DEP Developing yourself as an effective HR Practitioner, you will analyse your own knowledge, skills and behaviours using the CIPD competency framework, the CIPD Professional Map.  You will also write a record of your own learning in the recent past, plan your own future learning, and analyse your HR function in terms of the service it provides to other functions and stakeholders in your organisation.

The overarching theme of this whole module is Competency Frameworks:  how the HR function uses powerful tools to align resourcing, performance management and L&D activities with the organisation’s values, vision, mission and objectives.

Contact Oakwood to discuss how our CIPD qualification programmes can help your organisation.  We are also very happy to discuss consultancy or bespoke programmes to help your HR, L&D and senior management teams.

Contact us to find out more about our qualifications or email us at: info@oakwooddubai.ae