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Human Resource Management (1st & 2nd year of University (Level 4 &5) 240 Credit
1st and 2nd year of University (level 4 & 5)
The Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills needed to succeed in management, focusing on Human Resources within medium to large businesses. These are valuable skills to have and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting. This course can be your way of preparing for a career at any number of organisations.
The Level 4 and 5 Human Resource Management course is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree programme at a University.
This course is made up of 10 modules of Level 4 & 8 Modules of Level 5, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at Level 4 and 8 assignments at Level 5). Our team of expert academics have designed a series of exclusive, comprehensive lessons for online study to help you study for these assessments. This material will cover everything you need to know and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Each module of the course consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further readings and internet resources.
Core Units level 4
- Strategic HRM
- Managing ethically
- Culture and the organisation
- Organisational structure
- Recruitment and CPD
- Working in team
- Measuring and rewarding performance
- Managing people in organisations
- Developing Interpersonal skills
- Motivating and influencing people
Core Units level 5
- Managing communications
- Business organisations in a global context
- People management
- Finance for managers
- Research project
- Marketing principles and practice
- Planning a new business venture
- Business law
This qualification is designed for those who are typically aged 18 years of age.
- A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs, ideally including maths and English
- Other related Advanced level qualifications
- An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved Further or Higher Education Institute
- Other equivalent international qualifications.
For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification: • IELTs 5.5 or Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
Mode of Study
Blended Learning (for students who are in the UK)
Online learning (International students who are abroad)
Full time: If you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 6 months duration.
Part time: if you are studying part time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 2 years from the date of enrolment.
Fast track full time: if you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete this level in 3 months.
Online: if you are studying online and studying at your own pace you can complete in 3/4 years’ time.
Exam and Assessment
- There are no written Exams, only written assignment it must be submitted after completing each module.
- Overall Grading Type: Pass / Merit / Distinction
- 240 credit overall
After successfully passing all core units of level 4 & 5, you will receive Human Resources Management Diploma from ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education).
On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Human resources and Management there are a number of progression opportunities. Students may progress to:
- Employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role in Human resources and Management industry.
- Level 6 qualification route on successful completion of the required units at level 5.
- Final year of degree programmes at some universities.
Modules contents overview
Culture and the organisation
Develop an understanding of what is meant by “organisational culture” and its various influences on the operation of the organisation itself.
Developing interpersonal skills
Come to understand the interpersonal skills that are required by managers and leaders in different managerial responsibilities. Learn how to develop these skills for improved performance.
Measuring and rewarding performance
Learn what effective performance management means, and how it can be used to improve workplace performance, both in terms of discipline and reward.
Develop an understanding of what ethical issues can arise as a part of effective management, how ethical decisions can be made, and what the legal and regulatory context of what workplace ethics looks like.
Managing people in organisations
Learn about the reasons for, and best methods of, training people in an organisation.
Motivating and influencing people
Learn the best methods for motivating people, both individually and as part of a team.
Develop an understanding of the factors that shape the design of structure within organisations, and how the organisational structure can influence management strategy.
Recruitment and CPD
Develop an understanding of the internal approaches used to determine recruitment needs, and of the different approaches taken by organisations to attract and select potential candidates. Learn about the requirements of contracts of employment, and the importance of personal development.
Strategic human resource development
Learn about the importance of strategic HRM in an organisation. Develop knowledge concerning the analysis of various factors impacting the labour market, the ways in which employment can be terminated, and the different forms of discrimination.
Working in teams
Develop an understanding of the core principles that underpin an effective team, both in terms of team membership and team leadership.
Business Organisations in a Global Context
This unit develops learners understanding of the issues organisations face operating within a global context. This understanding will allow learners to review the issues currently impacting on business organisations.
The aim of this unit is to develop the skills required for the learner to formulate an appropriate research question and to design and undertake a research project to answer that research question. The learner will also need to interpret the outcomes of their research and present them to an audience.
This unit will enable learners to understand how to manage individuals and teams. They will study organisational factors and how these impact on and influence individual and team behaviour, as well as learning management tools and techniques to help them effectively manage individuals and teams.
Finance for Managers
The unit aims to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the sources and use of finance in organisations and how to evaluate and interpret financial data.
This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations. Learners will also review their own communication skills in an organisational context.
Marketing Principles and Practice
To develop knowledge and understanding of general marketing principles and their application in business.
Planning a New Business Venture
This unit will develop knowledge and understanding of new business ventures and skills associated with planning a venture. By studying this unit, learners will develop an understanding of business types and the factors that determine the success or otherwise of a new business venture. They will also learn how to determine the market potential of a new business and develop an associated business plan.
Aims to enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of some of the main aspects of business law which impact on organisations.