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Convert your learning at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) into credit for Masters Qualifications with The Open University Business School.

at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) into credit for Masters Qualifications with The Open University Business School.

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Open University Business School which provides a study pathway for TIHR alumni into MBA, Masters and undergraduate courses through distance online study.

Professional Development undertaken through the group relations conference: the Leicester Conference: Authority Role Organisation; Certificate in Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development and the P3C: Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change all now count towards (30 postgraduate credits) half of the study hours on their innovative course UYB810: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Practice.

UYB810: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Practice provides a route for those who have studied with TIHR in the past 4 years, to capitalise on their learning for higher education qualifications. It uses The Open University’s unrivalled student support for remote and blended learning so can be studied remotely, in the UK or overseas.

Benefits of the course

Study on UYB810 provides a number of valuable outputs which are usable in students’ current roles, career development or professional development. These include:

  • Articulation of the impact of learning on practice
  • Development of plans for further professional development
  • Greater understanding of their own preferred learning style and approach
  • An approach for assessing the value of future professional development

You can read what two former students had to say about their experience of the course at the bottom of this page.

Additional benefits include

  • Online tutorial support from a Tavistock Institute of Human Relations tutor
  • Online Discussion forums and support systems
  • 30 Postgraduate credits at a very competitive £900 cost 1
  • Flexibility to join the course in May or November of each year

Using UYB810 to count towards other qualifications

TIHR has gained agreement from the OU that the 30 credits gained through UYB810 can count towards a number of OU Postgraduate qualifications including:

  • The triple accredited MBA (reducing the total price of the MBA by £2,000)
  • Masters in Education
  • Masters in Childhood and Youth
  • Masters in Systems Thinking in Practice
  • Masters in Technology Management
  • Masters in Law

This course can also count towards a number of undergraduate degrees.

The Open University Business School

  • Founded in 1983, with over 30,000 students registering on Business school courses each year, the Open University Business School (OUBS) is the largest management school in Europe.
  • It has a permanent staff of over 200, plus over 800 part-time tutors, known as Associate Lecturers.
  • It is one of only a handful of Business Schools worldwide to have secured triple recognition from the UK Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD’s EQUIS accreditation) and from AACSB in the United States. Less than 1% of all business schools are triple accredited.
  • OUBS qualifications have global recognition and have real relevance for a globally dispersed workforce.

Which TIHR prior development can count

The first group eligible for this offer will be the alumni from the Leicester Conference. We are currently in discussions with the OU about a number of other TIHR professional development courses including:

What two former students had to say about their experience of UYB810:

‘This is a complete gem of a course and one of the most satisfying pieces of study that I have completed. The course firstly gave me a sense of direction in terms of my professional development. The material and linked assignment helped me make sense of my development ‘history’ and then enable me to gain clarity and focus about my plans for the future. The course also gave me a fresh perspective on professional development as we considered this topic in its widest sense. We were encouraged to consider academic study, vocational courses, membership of professional bodies and participation in communities of practice for instance. As result I’m now exploring areas that I have either overlooked or not considered in the past and which I now feel will add real value to my on-going development. Finally the course was practical and focused on the ‘real’ world. I was able to apply material from the course in my day to day work with my immediate team and I also used course ideas to help shape the learning and development agenda for my division. In consequence the course has been fantastic value for money when compared to using a consultancy or management coach.’

Linda Evans, Function Leader, IT Development, The Co-operative Banking Group.

‘The beauty of this course is that it enables participants to evaluate and shape their own learning and then share this learning with others to make better informed decisions… It allows me to undertake a deep and rigorous assessment of where I am in terms of professional development. It is personally relevant to me – not just a qualification for its own sake.’

David Slater, UK Trade & Investment’s Regional Director for the West Coast of the USA.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity please contact our Professional Development Coordinator: Rachel Kelly+44 (0)20 7457 3927 r.kelly@tavinstitute.org

Or look on-line at: UYB810: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Practice


1Fees quoted are for the UK only and are guaranteed until May 2013. For overseas fee information please get in touch with the Open University contact given on the UYB810 link.

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