The course, which is an existing full time degree course offered at Coventry University, has been adapted for the part-time student and aimed at HR professionals who want a recognised academic qualification in the subject.
Coventry University College’s Departmental Head for Management, Leadership and Accounting, Neelam Khosla-Stevens, said:
“This is the first time that the Human Resources BA (Hons) course is being offered as a part-time course and aimed at HR/Learning Development professionals who want to study for a degree without having to give up their own job.
“This course is designed to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by Human Resource professionals and support individuals looking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. The course is CIPD approved and has been devised with the HR professional in mind, especially those who may already be in employment and who may want to further their career prospects by getting a related qualification.”
Neelam joined Coventry University College from the University of West London having already established herself in the higher education sector and as Head of Department at Coventry University College; her main role is to look at the viability of courses and to engage with employers about the kind of courses they would like the college to run.
“We work very closely with industry and as a result, the course we will be running covers a variety of subject areas including: diversity and equality in employment, improving organisational performance, attracting and retaining key talent, and leading the organisation through change.
“It would be an ideal course for anyone looking for a career change or to have a degree in a subject area that is relevant to Human Resources, especially if applying for jobs within the industry.”
The degree can be taken part-time, with Saturday only attendance. Although quite intensive, the degree can be completed in four years.
Coventry University College tailors the courses to meet the needs not only for the student, but for the industry employer who may have employees working in HR.
The option of attending the Saturday only lessons for this degree would appeal to people who may have missed out on going to University the first time around and who are now working and still want to earn while they learn.
“I have experience of running a Saturday University and although the work is quite intensive, it does not interfere with job or family commitments and is welcomed as a study option for working parents. The part-time degree will also appeal to anyone who is looking to a change of career and having a degree in the subject will certainly help when applying for relevant jobs.”
To find out more about the HR BA (Hons) part-time degree course, contact Neelam Khosla-Stevens on 024 7765 878 or email Neelam Khosla-Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org