CMI Unit 508 Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce

Having a skilled and talented workforce is fundamental if an organisation is to succeed. As responsibility for individual and team development becomes increasingly devolved to managers, it is essential they have the knowledge, skills and capabilities to ensure development needs are successfully met.

About this course

This unit has been designed to enable the learner to understand the role of the manager in workforce development, and the scope and purpose of development activities. They will also have opportunity to explore innovative approaches for delivering workforce development and how well-chosen learning and development activities can contribute to a talent management strategy.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the benefits of developing a skilled and talented workforce
  2. Understand the factors which influence workforce development
  3. Understand the scope of learning and development as part of a workforce development strategy
  4. Know how to measure the impact of workforce development

Course content

1.1 Assess the impact of workforce development on organisations

1.2 Examine the impact of workforce development on an organisation’s external stakeholders

1.3 Discuss the benefits of workforce development for individuals and teams

2.1 Examine the impact of legal and organisational factors on workforce development

2.2 Analyse the role of the manager in workforce development

2.3 Analyse the challenges and barriers to workforce development

2.4 Evaluate methods for overcoming challenges and barriers to workforce development

3.1 Analyse factors which influence the selection of learning and development activities

3.2 Assess the scope of learning and development activities in workforce development

3.3 Evaluate the use of technology in delivering workforce development

4.1 Examine methods for measuring the impact of workforce development

4.2 Analyse methods to sustain the impact of workforce development

Key Features

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Apply the learning directly to your current or future work setting

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CMI Unit 508 Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce

Course Summary

Guided Learning

16 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 508: 40 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award: 40 TUT; Certificate: 130 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT
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