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    .AssignmentQualification Unit number and title

    BTEC Level 5 HND Business Studies Unit 23:Level 5Human Resource DevelopmentStudent name Assessor name

    Kunal Chan Mehta Unit Leader

    Internal VerifierDate issued Completion date Submitted on

    19th January 2015 Fri 27th March 2015 before 12.00 midday

    Assignment title Human Resource Development - Shaping Your Future

    LO LearningOutcomeAssessment Criteria

    In this assessment you will have theopportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:

    Taskno.

    Evidence

    (Page

    LO1

    Understand learning theoriesand learningstyles

    1.1 Compare different learning styles 141.2 Explain the role of the learning curve

    and the importance of transferring learning to the workplace

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    1.3 Assess the contribution of learning stylesand theories when planning and designing a learning event

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    LO2

    Be able to plan and designtraining and development

    2.1 Compare the training needs for staff at different levels in an organisation 14

    2.2 Assess the advantages and disadvantages of training methods used in an organisation

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    2.3 Use a systematic approach to plan training and development for a training event

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    LO3

    Be able to evaluate a trainingevent

    3.1 Prepare an evaluation using suitable techniques 15

    3.2 Carry out an evaluation of a training event 15

    3.3 Review the success of the evaluation methods used 16

    LO4 Understand government-led

    4.1 Explain the role of government in training, development and lifelong learning

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    4.2 Explain how the development of the competency movement has impacted onthe public and private sectors

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  • Fairfield School Of Businessskills development initiatives

    4.3 Assess how contemporary training initiatives introduced by the UK government contribute to human resources development for an organisation.

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    Sources of information

    1. Course notes and lecture slides accessible on FSB Connect2. Recommended learning textbooksArmstrong, M. and Taylor, S (2014) Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 13th Edition, United Kingdom: Kogan Page3. Business Essentials (2013) Human Resource Development and Employee Relations, 3rd Edition,

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessInstructions

    An electronic copy of your assessment must be fully uploaded by the deadline date and time.You must submit one single PDF or MS Office Word document. Any relevant images or

    screenshots must be included within the same MS Office Word or PDF document.The last version you upload will be the one that is marked. Your paper will be marked if you have

    indicated this as your final submission. Review the mitigating circumstances policy for information relating to extensions.The file size must not exceed 20MB.Answer the criteria in order, clearly indicating the pass criteria number.Ensure that all work has been proof-read and checked prior to submission.Ensure that the layout of your documents are in a professional format with font style Arial, font

    size 12 for the text, font 14 for sub heading and font 16 for main heading, line spacing 1.5 and justified.

    Use the Harvard referencing system; otherwise it will be considered as plagiarised work.Ensure that you back-up your work regularly and apply version control to your documents.Ensure that any file you upload is virus-free, not corrupted and not protected by a password

    otherwise it will be treated as a non-submission.You must NOT submit a paper copy or email of this assessment to any member of staff at FSB.Your work must be original with the appropriate referencing

    Learner declaration

    I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

    Student signature: Date:

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessIn addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

    Grade descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation

    M1 Identify and apply alternative and appropriate solutions to marketing planning

    Effective judgements have been made.An effective approach to study and research has been applied.

    Using a report format, evaluate how apprenticeships training can help to meet the long term goals of your business.

    M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques

    Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied.

    Select three most appropriate techniques to evaluate the training event in a public sector organisation

    M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings

    Coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience.Communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used.

    Using a report format, evaluate how apprenticeships training can help to meet the long term goals of your business.

    D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

    Conclusions have been arrived through synthesis of ideas and have been justified.

    Based on your answer provided in Question 1, identifyand discuss your preferred learning style that would help to design training in your organisation.

    D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

    Activities have been managed. Based on your answer provided in Question 8 identify and evaluate the most appropriate evaluation model that will apply to your organisation.

    D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral / creative thinking

    Convergent and lateral thinking have been applied.Problems have been solved.

    Recommend the future changes that the government-led skills development initiatives should develop to meet the future challenges of the diverse UK labour market.

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessAssignment Brief

    Unit number and title Unit 23: Level 5Human Resource DevelopmentQualification BTEC Level 5 HND Business StudiesStart date 19th January 2015Deadline/hand-in Fri 27th March 2015 before 12.00 middayAssessor Kunal Chan Mehta Unit Leader

    Assignment title Human Resource Development Shaping Your Future

    Purpose of this assignmentHuman resource development is key to the overall success of an organisation throughproviding learning, development and training opportunities to improve individual,team and organisational performance. Training and development affects everyone inthe organisation and it is appropriate at every level from office junior to seniorexecutive. This assignment will help to explore the related learning theories and theircontribution to the process of transferring learning to the workplace. All training has acost to the organisation and managers need to be able to provide trainingprogrammes within their training budgets. Through planning and designing a trainingand development event, this assignment aims to develop knowledge andunderstanding of these key areas. Learners will examine how to identify trainingneeds across their organisation, as well as understand how government-ledvocational and general training initiatives contribute to the emphasis on lifelonglearning and continuous development.

    InstructionsThe pages which follow under the heading Shaping Your Future needs to be to be developed as part of your learning journey. Once written, the aim is that the plan is revisited occasionally and, towards the end of your course, it will act as a portfolio document. This document will reflect and evidence your learners journey, demonstrating the application of the relevant learning outcomes to the business depicted in the Shaping Your Future section of this paper. It is envisaged that you will able to use this document as an accessible illustration of your learning and understanding.

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessShaping Your Future - Getting startedWhose plan is this?

    Business and owner details:

    Business name:

    Owner(s) name:

    Business address and postcode:

    Business telephone number:

    Business email address:

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessSection oneExecutive summary

    1.1 Business summary:

    1.2 Business aims:

    Additional Information:

    Details of future training courses you or your team want to complete:

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessSection twoProducts and services

    2.1 What is the nature of your business?

    a product a service both

    2.3 Describe the different types of product/service you are going to be selling:

    2.4 Additional information:

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessSection threeThe business environment

    3.1 Are your customers:

    individuals businesses both

    3.2 Describe your typical customer:

    3.3 Where are your customers based?

    3.4 What factors help your customers choose which business to buy from?

    3.5 Have you sold products/services to customers already?

    yes no

    If you answered yes, give details:

    3.6 Additional information:

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    Section fourMarket research

    4.1 What market information have you obtained so far?

    4.2 Do you intend to conduct further market research? If so, discuss briefly:

    4.2 Key findings from research:

    4.3 Additional information:

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  • Fairfield School Of BusinessSection fiveMarketing and Business Strategy

    What are you going to do/ How are you going to market your produc