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Human Resource Management (1st year of University (Level 4) 120 Credit
1st year of University (level 4 )
The Units have been designed to develop knowledge and understanding and a broad range of skills for direct application in the workplace, based on contemporary practices in real world settings. In addition, the course materials are based on sound pedagogical structures to ensure that the learning is engaging, enjoyable and fun to study. Accessed and studied in this way, they will not allow students to gain any credit values for Higher Education progression but it will provide them with skills, knowledge and understanding that can be directly applied to the workplace or the enhancement of their career.
The Level 4 Human Resource Management course is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme at a University.
This course is made up of 10 modules of Level 4 which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at Level 4. 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
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 , you will receive Human Resources Management Diploma from ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education).
- Students may enter into the 2nd year of UK University.
- Students who complete all 10 Units at Level 4 will be awarded an ATHE Level.
- Students’ progress to a relevant Level 5 qualification or equivalent.
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.