The most flexible approach, with the widest choice of topics and the most personalised path to career progression, has just been launched by Haywards Heath based consultants, Cullen Scholefield. Its programme to deliver the latest CIPD qualifications for Human Resource (HR) and Learning Development (LD) people is the first in the South East of England and demand for it is already strong.
The new programme is designed for professionals at the start of their career or to give mid-career boost or for non-HR line managers, who increasingly hold people development performance responsibilities. Cullen Scholefield Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, says: “The complete overhaul of the CIPD qualification process provides the opportunity to set up a truly flexible scheme which can provide every combination of skills development imaginable. In our programme, you choose what you study, when and how – it’s the professional equivalent of ‘Pick and Mix’. You choose to stop at any level, or go higher; you can mix and match between HR and LD skills and you can always find something new to learn!”
Using a combination of workshops, workbooks and evidenced assessment, candidates take three core modules before branching out to take a multitude of options to achieve the required credits – minimum of three to a maximum of 12 for an Award, 28 for a Certificate and 37+ for a Diploma. Each candidate gets a diagnostic session before they start on the course to make sure they are choosing the right courses for their goals. Candidates also have their own personal tutor with them the whole way through to coach, mentor and motivate.
An Investors in People Gold Award holder, Cullen Scholefield offer the new qualifications which lead to Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in HR Practice and Learning and Development Practice, in a variety of locations – Haywards Heath, London, Sheffield, Isle of Man, Cardiff and the Channel Islands
Another advantage of the Cullen Scholefield offer is that any of the modules can be taken as just ‘training courses’, without taking a qualification, as a continuous professional development refresher or for Line Managers who increasingly have to take responsibility for training and coaching their people on the job to help them perform and develop. The opportunity to gain awards is a good retention tool and ensures that line managers meet the professional standards.
Courses have already begun and are proving very popular with candidates who may include people just beginning in HR or Learning and Development, or someone wanting a mid career boost.
“We think our programme is the most complete in that we offer all the units available as well as so flexible that, in effect, anyone who needs HR or LD training of any sort can customise their path to progress,” says Maureen. And, as the CIPD says: “…Cullen Scholefield should be congratulated on their thorough and integrated approach to the blended learning experience.”