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Watson Martin Partnership launches new fast track Advanced Certificate in HR

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Candidates can now gain Associate CIPD Membership in just 8 months; A brand new fast track CIPD Advanced Certificate in HR uniquely designed to be achieved up to six months faster than other comparable programmes is being unveiled today by leading courses and qualifications provider Watson Martin Partnership.

The prestigious Level 7 qualification combines the very latest in online learning with one-to-one support from a dedicated expert adviser enabling successful candidates to gain their CIPD Associate Membership in just eight months, from wherever they are based in the world. Available at an introductory price of £2,950 + VAT for a limited time only, the new fast track programme provides the best possible value on the market.

Developed by Watson Martin Partnership’s industry experts, the postgraduate level Advanced Certificate is designed to improve HR skills, knowledge and strategic decision making quickly but without skimping on the level of quality support.

Suitable for experienced practitioners and graduates working at an operational level, the programme includes two live webinars, four one-to-one coaching sessions with an HR expert, four pieces of assessed written work and 24/7 access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). There are no examinations in the fast track model. Candidates learn from the very best in the business and throughout the programme will belong to a thriving fast track community with access to a team of advisers offering expertise in each of the module areas, a Twitter feed to share experiences and a regularly updated FAQ online.

Key to its design is the programme’s flexibility – candidates can take advantage of fortnightly start dates and can login whenever and wherever they choose – along with Watson Martin Partnership’s practical approach to assessment which allows students to use their own work experiences rather than simply relying on academic theory to complete their qualification. Additionally, there are 14 modules to select from which can be taken in any order under the guidance of WMP experts, to complement current priorities or issues in the workplace. Watson Martin Partnership offers the widest range of optional modules covering both Human Resources Management and Human Resources Development of any CIPD provider.

“Our distinctive method of delivery provides a win win situation for all as candidates are developing their professional skills while at the same time using best practice solutions to address real life HR issues in the workplace,” explained WMP Managing Partner Melanie Martin. “CIPD Advanced Certificates and Diplomas are the highest level of HR qualifications and are very important to our industry.  The more people we can get skilled up quickly, the more HR professionals will be able to successfully contribute to corporate goals.”

The Advanced Certificate is the latest in a series of fast track value products to be launched by Watson Martin Partnership to meet an increased demand for largely online qualifications while responding to feedback from candidates that personal support is still important. The London based partnership’s first fast track programme – a Foundation Certificate in L&D - which recently started, has already received rave reviews from participants.

Joseph Grech, the adviser leading the L&D fast track programme, commented:

“Most of our L&D candidates are already working on their third unit in just a matter of weeks which is fantastic. I have never seen candidates go through their programme so quickly and this is because we set very clear expectations from the start that this is a fast track programme and so they all know they have to submit their work on time.  We are not driving this. Candidates know it is their learning, they are in control and we are here to support and mentor them throughout the process. There is a real demand for this sort of learning and I am confident that the roll out of our fast track delivery method to other CIPD qualifications will be a great success.”

The fast-track Advanced Certificate is ideal for those aiming for HR Manager or Director level roles and want to develop further knowledge and skills.  The programme kicks off with two live information webinars which are also recorded to be accessed at a later date if required.  Feedback is provided to candidates before each module’s final assessment. All candidates have 24/7 access to a range of quality materials including the Watson Martin Partnership VLE complete with online videos, documents, visuals, narration and learning activities which are tracked and monitored.

More fast-track qualifications will be available from Watson Martin Partnership in the coming months.  For further information about the range of fast track products along with other courses and qualifications provided by Watson Martin Partnership visit www.watsonmartin.com or telephone: 020 7932 2760.