VaLUENTiS’ International School of Human Capital Management has announced the increased availability of bursaries for the September 2008 and January 2009 HCMI programmes.
This is due in part to the increased interest shown in the market-place by both HR professionals and managers. The part-time/distance learning practitioner-based qualification, introduced in 2007, began with its inaugural class on January 16th 2008.
The HCMI qualification is designed to complement the existing CIPD qualification/managerial experience by acknowledging and building on sound academic basis, and by incorporating new areas of knowledge that have emerged in the field of human capital management.
There is a more strategic focus to the material, recognising the increasing demands of enterprises in both the public and private sectors.
Being practitioner based, it centres along problem-based learning, whilst drawing on more internationally-based and wider-organisational research/cases.
World-class case studies are a central component.
The value of each bursary is worth £2,500 meaning that the cost of the HCMI course reduces to £3,495.
The HCMI qualification is open to both CIPD members and non-CIPD executives.
Practitioners first complete a foundation module before going onto complete eight subject modules split across four core disciplines.
A further ‘technical application’ module completes the programme. A Masters dissertation project is also completed.
There are four grades, Associate, Practitioner, Master and Doctor.
Each year, HCMI Practitioners are expected to successfully attend a mandatory CPD event that provides an update on the latest developments and research in the field and a chance to refresh their learning.