HRM08013 2016 Employee Learning and Talent Development

General Details

Full Title
Employee Learning and Talent Development
Transcript Title
Employee Learning
75 %
Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, Mary Gilmartin
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BGENE_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in General Stream (Add-on) SG_BHRMS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in HRM Stream (Add-on)

This subject aims to provide students with a firm grounding in current theory and practice of employee learning and talent development and to develop a level of confidence and basic skills in coaching, training design, delivery and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe, compare & critically evaluate a range of theories & concepts related to individual & organisational learning.


Critically discuss the main components of the training design and delivery process. 


Describe & critically evaluate the role of evaluation within managing learning & talent development.


Conduct, observe and provide feedback with regard to a one to one business coaching session.


Design & deliver a training event on a business related topic.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A combination of lectures (live and /or recorded), videos, class discussions, guest speakers, case studies, guided readings and practical skill workshops are used to enable students to relate to and understand module concepts and their application.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of in class exercises, multiple choice tests, written research reports, oral presentations, skill demonstrations and end of semeseter examination will be used as appropriate, for formative and/or summative assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat end of semester examination and/or repeat continuous assessment, as appropriate

Indicative Syllabus

Learning theories & how they connect to learning & talent development in practice.

Learning & talent development - practical strategies

Practical training skills-devise, conduct and evaluate a learning event

Designing & evaluating talent development

Practical coaching skills - deliver, observe and provide feedback on a one to one coaching session

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design, deliver and evaluate a training event Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 4 2,5
2 Practical Evaluation of Coaching Skills Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 7 4
3 Personal Development Plan Continuous Assessment Individual Project 10 % Week 2 4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-05-01 Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
ISBN 1843984083 ISBN-13 9781843984085

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Other Core Texts 

Stewart, J & Rigg, C. (2011) Learning & Talent Development. CIPD London

Lawson, K (2016) The Trainers Handbook. 4th edition, Wiley Pfeiffer; 

Truelove, S. (2010) Training in Practice. CIPD London

Page-Tickell, R. (2014) Learning and Development, Kogn Page London

Red, M.A., Barrington H., Brown, M. (2004) Human Resource Development, CIPD London

Paine, N. (2014) The Learning Challenge, Kogan Page, London. 

Recommended Reading

Buckley, R & Caple, J.(2009). The Theory & Practice of Training. 6th ed. Kogan Page London

Harrison, R(2009). Learning & Development. 5th Ed. CIPD London

Hogan, C & Cahir O'Donnell, A (eds) (2009). Developing Managers & Leaders. Gill & MacMillan. Dublin

Garavan, T., Hogan, C., Cahir-O'Donnell, A (2003) Making Training & Development Work: A Best Proactice Guide. Oaktree Press.

Gunnigle, P.; Heraty, N; Morley. MJ (2011) Human Resource Management in Ireland 4rd ed. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan

Hackett, P. (2003) Training practice. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Martin, M. and Jackson, T. (2005) Personnel practice. 4th ed. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Megginson, D. and Whitaker, V. (2007) Continuing professional development. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Department.

URL Resources


Other Resources


Recommended Journals: People Management; Human Resource Management Journal; Personnel Review; Human Resource Management Review; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Human Resource Planning; Human Resource Development International

DVDs: Ten Training Tips, John Townsend

Case Studies: CIPD Case Studies Club


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