|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Irrespective of size, purpose or industry position, every brand and business is fundamentally dependent on its human resources. Quite simply, businesses would not exist if it wasn’t for the workforce driving and supervising operations on a day to day basis. What’s more, the way in which a workforce is selected, assembled, deployed and managed will always impact overall business performance. Outstanding human resource management can directly contribute to the success and prosperity of any business at any level. By contrast, poor HR management can and will detrimentally affect business performance; in extreme cases putting the future of the business in jeopardy.
Unsurprisingly, both public and private sector organisations alike are constantly on the lookout for the most elite HR talent. This diploma of human resources online, has been designed to provide those with an interest in HR with an outstanding overview of both contemporary HR as a whole and the role/responsibilities of the professional HR manager. High-level HR education and training can open up an astounding array of potential career opportunities, spanning largely every industry and sector on a global basis. Those already working in an HR capacity will find themselves primed to take their careers to the next important level.
Over the course of 11 highly-detailed modules of hr diploma online, candidates are guided through contemporary human resource management as it exists today, along with the role of the HR manager. A full dissection and exploration of the recruitment process is provided, along with a variety of strategies and theoretical teachings on the subject of building and maintaining strong and efficient teams. Staff training and ongoing development are also investigated in-depth, along with critical insights into managing absenteeism, equal opportunities in the workplace, how to deal with challenging team members and professional disciplinary proceedings.
This human resources diploma online, is delivered over 11 modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
The course begins by providing candidates with a broad overview of human resource management and an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of those who work within HR departments. Along with an exploration of the HR code of ethics, candidates begin to build an understanding of why quality HR management matters to the modern business.
Module 2 - Recruitment and Selection
An introduction to the recruitment and selection process follows in Module 2, which gradually guides candidates through the process of finding, evaluating and ultimately selecting appropriate employees. Subtopics featured in the module include screening techniques, shortlisting candidates, the specifics of the job interview itself and where to look when hiring.
Module 3 - Employee Relations
The third course module focuses on the development and management of strong and efficient employee relations, also touching upon a series of key policy areas and trade unions. Incorporating and working with unions/associations is explored in-depth, along with the value and importance of consistent communication.
Module 4 - Appraising Employees
Evaluating and reviewing employee performance forms the primary focus of Module 4, in which candidates are introduced to efficient techniques/methods for carrying out appraisals, why it is that appraisals must be carried out regularly for mutual benefit and a variety of potential problems specific to the appraisal process.
Module 5 - Staff Training and Development
Course content moves on to staff training and development in Module 5, outlining important employee training areas, how to accurately control training and development costs, assessing training effectiveness and how outstanding and ongoing training represent exceptionally valuable business investments.
Module 6 - Managing Performance
Employee performance management enters the discussion in the following unit, introducing candidates to how and why nurturing strong performance and continual development can benefit both the workforce and the business as a whole. Employee performance counselling is also discussed, along with the specifics of the professional career-development interview.
Module 7 - Rewarding Employees
The seventh course module turns attention to employee rewards and the way in which incentives can have a powerful and lasting effect on employee performance. Along with how to effectively manage the introduction and provision of incentives, candidates explore a series of related topics including competence related pay, profit sharing, stock options, merit pay and more.
Module 8 - Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Diversity in the workplace and the importance of creating a culture of equal opportunities forms the core focus of Module 8. Candidates are guided through a series of crucial diversity management obligations, contemporary workplace disability access requirements and an overview of related law/legislation.
Module 9 - Health, Safety and Welfare
Effectively and consistently monitoring/managing health, safety and welfare in the workplace is explored in-depth in Module 9. Along with exploring crucial health and safety legislation, candidates are guided through stress management, the provision of health programs, carrying out health and safety inspections, professional risk-assessment and more.
Module 10 - Managing Absence and Attendance
Course content in Module 10 primarily focuses on the costs and consequences of absenteeism from the perspective of the modern business. Candidates explore a variety of common reasons for employee absence, along with how to minimise/control unacceptable absenteeism and when disciplinary proceedings should be implemented.
Module 11 - Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal
Concluding the course, Module 11 provides candidates with a much deeper and more comprehensive look at employee grievances, disciplinary matters and dismissal. Subtopics covered include common reasons for employee grievances, the effects of grievances on the business in general, how and when to carry out appropriate investigations and a variety of dismissal types - including mandatory redundancy.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awardsis a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.