BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Human Resources Management I

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC11382
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


The course unit will introduce the following content areas

  • Organisational structure and design
  • HR Planning and resourcing
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Legislation and Employee Relations
  • Organisational Culture
  • Organisational Change


This unit aims to:

  • Introduce students to key HRM concepts in business and in the leisure sector.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the importance of successfully recruiting, retaining and developing people in an organisation
  • Provide a basis for the further study of HR topics in Years 2 & 3.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Understand the role and function of HRM in business and in the leisure sector.

Understand the role of people in organisations as a basis for further study in Y2.

Understand how HRM interrelates with other business disciplines.


Intellectual skills

Demonstrate critical analysis and understanding of the people resources in an organisation.

Apply theory to case studies, ASP hosts and other familiar organisations.

Construct argument and a business case.

Practical skills

Digital literacy and research

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Group working, communication skills and presentation skills


Teaching and learning methods

up to 12 x 2 hour lectures/seminars supported by individual or group tutorials

Assessment methods

Assessment task Word Length or Equivalent Weighting within unit
One unseen written examination 1 hour 30 mins 100%


Feedback methods

Written feedback/meeting with Tutor

Recommended reading

Key reading

Leatherbarrow, C., and Fletcher, J., (2014) Introduction to Human Resource Management: A Guide to HR in Practice.  London: CIPD

Foot, M., Jenkins, A., and Hook, C., (2015) Introducing Human Resource Management. Pearson


Suggested reading

Martin, M. and Whiting, F., (2013) Human Resource Practice. London: CIPD

Torrington, D., Hall, L., and Taylor, S. (2011) Human Resource Management. London FT Prentice Hall

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Tutorials 4
Independent study hours
Independent study 76

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Martyn Edwards Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Activity Hours Allocated
Staff/Student Contact 20
Tutorials 4
Private Study 30
Directed Reading 16
Assignment Preparation 30
Total Hours 100





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