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Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 4)

Course Overview

Diploma Human Resources Online

Human resources represent the very lifeblood that keeps every business and organisation at every level alive and functional. Across both private and public sectors, even in the instances of non-profit organisations, it is fundamentally impossible for progress to be made without the appropriately strong and skilled workforce at the heart of the cause. The strength, deployment and management of any given workforce will always play a key role in contributing to overall success or otherwise. Charged with the responsibility of recruiting, monitoring and managing all key human resources, the HR manager’s importance to the contemporary business is quite incomparable.

Diploma Human Resources Online, represents the perfect study package for those looking to begin or advance existing careers in high-level HR. Professional HR skills and competencies are in particularly high demand on a global basis – those with the appropriate backgrounds enjoying quite spectacular career prospects. With no specific formal knowledge or training required, this 11-unit course gradually guides candidates through every important element and core HR concept from a modern business perspective.

Following a broad introduction to HR and its contemporary purpose/value, candidates are introduced to the professional recruitment process and the maintenance of effective employee relations. Course content continues into appraisals, training and development, equal opportunities, health and safety in the workplace, dealing with grievances and handling challenging situations.  

Course Syllabus

Human Resource Diploma Online: Key Topics

Human Resource Diploma Online,consists of the following 11 Units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Human Resource Management

In the first course unit, candidates are introduced to the concept of human resource management from a contemporary business perspective, exploring what it is that the HR manager does, why it matters and how it fits in with the modern business framework. The importance of the HR code of ethics is also discussed in-depth.

Unit 2 - Recruitment and Selection

Course content in the second unit moves onto recruitment and selection, guiding candidates through each important step of the recruitment process. Topics covered include searching for employees, the interview process, shortlisting and selecting the appropriate candidates and effective screening techniques.

Unit 3 - Employee Relations

The importance of building and maintaining workable employee relations forms the core focus of Unit 3, which brings trade unions and key policy areas into discussion.  Candidates explore the concept and scope of industrial relations, the most important elements of employee relations and how to deal with unions and associations.

Unit 5 - Staff Training and Development

The core focus of Unit 5 is training and development of employees, incorporating an investigation of key employee training areas, assessing the cost-effectiveness of training and development programs and the value of effective training for the business as a whole.

Unit 6 - Managing Performance

The monitoring and management of employee performance represent the core topics of Unit 6, in which candidates explore succession planning and career development in-depth.  The concept of the career-development interview is also introduced, along with the role and value of employee performance counselling.

Unit 7 - Rewarding Employees

A variety of approaches to and effects of employee rewards are introduced in Unit 7, which focuses broadly on the various different types of rewards and incentives.  Candidates are guided through merit pay, stock options, profit sharing, competence related pay and several other effective reward strategies.

Unit 8 - Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Diversity management and equal opportunities in the workplace form the primary themes of Unit 8, in which candidates explore the concepts of workplace discrimination, disability requirements and the diversity-management obligations of the contemporary business.

Unit 9 - Health, Safety and Welfare

Health and safety in the workplace enters the conversation in Unit 9.  Candidates investigate contemporary health and safety law and legislation, the management of workplace health and safety, risk assessment, the implementation of health and safety audits, health programs and the management of stress and employee welfare in general.

Unit 10 - Managing Absence and Attendance

The tenth course unit shifts focus to attendance and absence management, incorporating a broad overview of the various causes of absence along with the true cost of absenteeism to the modern business.  Candidates explore a variety of approaches to dealing with absence, along with the appropriate use of disciplinary procedures.

Unit 11 - Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

In the final course unit, candidates are provided with an intensive outline of common employee grievances, disciplinary matters and professional dismissal proceedings.  Content covers the causes and effects of grievances, implementation of professional investigations and the implications of redundancy for both employees and the business as a whole.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £38

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Career Path

Our highest-level HR qualification can help candidates on the way to an outstanding career. Roles in HR and salaries vary significantly, with posts in recruitment, team leadership, training and development, payroll and many more besides. Salaries tend to begin around the £17,000 mark though can quickly progress beyond £30,000 and even £50,000. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Candidates interested in beginning a rewarding HR career
  • Existing HR workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Business managers and owners looking to improve competencies
  • Newcomers interested in studying HR at the highest level
  • All candidates interested in enhancing and furthering career prospects

Related Links:

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 3)

Diploma in Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

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  • Study HR Management at an advanced level
  • Explore every key HR management role and duty
  • Learn how to build the strongest teams possible
  • Explore the importance of diversity and workplace equality
  • Improve employee health, safety and welfare knowledge 

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One of the most valuable things I liked about this course was the in-depth study and the flexibility of the administrators. I was very happy to have the honor of this session.


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