HRM08013 2022 Employee Learning and Talent Development

General Details

Full Title
Employee Learning and Talent Development
Transcript Title
Employee Learning
N/A %
Subject Area
HRM - Human Resource Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, Mary Gilmartin, Kerry Dolan, Aileen Brennan
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BHRMS_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Human Resource Managment (Add-on) SG_BGENE_K08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in General Business (Add-on) SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business

This subject aims to provide students with a firm grounding in the current theory and practice of employee learning and talent development.  In addition, students will develop practical skills in coaching, learning design, delivery and evaluation, and talent development.

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate a range of theories & concepts related to individual & organisational learning.


Create a talent development plan.


Create and deliver a learning event for a business-related topic


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


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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Effective teaching and learning strategies will evolve as the module is delivered.  However, it is expected that lectures (live, virtual, and/or recorded), practical skills workshops, videos, guest speakers, group work, problem-based learning, and peer review will be core to this module.  The application and practice of skills will be a core teaching and learning strategy of this module.

Module Assessment Strategies

100% continuous assessment which may be any of the following: practical skills assessment (live/recorded/virtual), group project, presentation (recorded/live or virtual), role play, open-book exam or essay, multiple choice quiz, case study.    Demonstration of practical skills will be a core assessment strategy of this module.


Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be developed to align with failed components

Indicative Syllabus

Talent development planning.

  • Who are talented employees?
  • Preparing a talent management strategy
  • Methods of Identifying Talented Employees
  • Options for Developing Talent

Individual learning theory.

  •  What is Learning
  • Theories of Learning
  • Lessons from Neuroscience
  • Implications for Adult Learning

Practical learning design and delivery skills.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Developing Content
  • Learning strategies and delivery methods
  • Practical training skills

Practical business coaching skills.

  • What is coaching?
  • Benefits of coaching
  • Coaching Models and Techniques
  • Practical coaching skills

Evaluation of organisational learning.

  • Role of learning evaluation
  • Models of evaluation
  • Creating a learning evaluation culture

Contemporary challenges in learning and talent development.

  • Current trends and issues in L&D

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Talent Development Plannnig Coursework Assessment Individual Project 20 % Week 3 1,2
2 Design, deliver and evaluate a learning event Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % Week 6 1,3,5
3 Practical Business/Management Coaching Skills Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % Week 12 4,5

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 Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2021-11-03 Armstrong's Handbook of Learning and Development
ISBN 1398601888 ISBN-13 9781398601888

Gain a complete understanding of the theory and practice of L&D for students and practitioners alike covering the fundamentals of learning and development, new developments, learning cultures and strategic L&D.

Required Reading
2019-11-28 Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace Cipd - Kogan Page
ISBN 0749498412 ISBN-13 9780749498412

Understand the key theories, models and practice of learning and development in the workplace with this introductory guide

Required Reading
2015-12-29 The Trainer's Handbook John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118933138 ISBN-13 1118933133

A ready-to-use toolkit for delivering high-value training in any scenario The Trainer's Handbook is a comprehensive manual for designing, developing, and delivering effective and engaging training. Based on the feedback of workshop participants, readers, and instructors, this new third edition has been expanded to provide guidance toward new technologies, leadership training, distance learning, blended learning, and other increasingly common issues, with new case studies for each chapter. A systematic approach to training breaks the book into five parts that separately target analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation, giving you a comprehensive reference designed for quick look-up and easy navigation. New inventories, worksheets, job aids, checklists, activities, samples, and templates help you bring new ideas into the classroom, and updated instructor guide help you seamlessly integrate new and established methods and techniques. Training is increasingly expanding beyond the traditional instructor-led classroom; courses may now be delivered online or offsite, may be asynchronous and self-led, and may be delivered to individuals, small groups, or entire organizations. This book gives you a one-stop reference and toolkit to help you provide more effective training, regardless of class size, structure, subject, or objective. Explore new training styles adapted to different learning styles Design specialized instructional plans for groups, distance learning, and active training Blend creativity, logic and design principles to create more effective visuals Develop strategies for training leaders, training across cultures, and more Effective training means delivering useful information in a way that's accessible, approachable, understandable, and memorable. The Trainer's Handbook gives you the knowledge and framework you need to provide a high-value experience in any training scenario.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Other Core Texts 

Collins, S (2019) Neuroscience for learning and development: how to apply neuroscience and psychology for improved learning and training. 2nd ed London: CIPD Kogan Page

Lancaster, A. (2019) Driving performance through learning: develop employees through effective workplace learning.  London: Kogan Page

Loon, M. (2016) Professional practice in learning and development.  London: Kogan Page

Loon, M. (2017) Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions (e-book).  London: Kogan Page

Carbery, R., Cross, C., (2015). Human Resource Development. Red Globe Press.

Gold, J., Holden, R., Iles, P., Stewart, J., Beardwell, J., (2013). Human Resource Development. Palgrave Macmillan.

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

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

Paine, N. (2021) Workplace Learning. London: Kogan Page




Journal Resources

People Management Journal, CIPD

Human Resource Development Review

Advance in Developing Human Resources

Journal of European Industrial Training

International Journal of Training and Development

Human Resource Development International

Training Journal



URL Resources


Other Resources


DVDs: Various including CIPD and Video Arts products

Case Studies: CIPD Case Studies


Additional Information

Book, journal, website and other resources may alter and extend as the programme progresses