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Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

Human Resources Management Certificate Online

At the heart of every business, brand and organisation the world over lies the human resource contingency that makes it all happen.  No business can run without human resources and nor can any business expect to succeed without stellar human resource management. HR professionals play a pivotally important role in recruiting, deploying, supervising and managing the workforce.  Ultimately, their efforts and successes have an extraordinary impact not only on the day-to-day efficiency of the business as a whole, but both its position within the industry and its long-term viability. 

Human Resources Management Certificate Online, represents the ideal introductory course for those looking to begin or enhance an existing career in HR. No specific prior experience or knowledge is required to get the very most out of this intensive six-unit course, which introduces every essential insight and core skill required to succeed as a professional HR manager.

Course content begins by providing candidates with a broad introduction to contemporary human resource management, before moving on to dissect the recruitment process and investigate each important step in building and training effective teams. Focus then switches to employee motivation and rewards, followed by an overview of key workplace equality legislation and the role the HR manager plays in establishing and maintaining diversity of the workforce.   

Course Syllabus

Human Resources Management Certificate Online: Key Topics

Human Resources Management Certificate Onlineconsists of the following five units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to HRM

In the first course unit, candidates explore the concept of human resource management from a contemporary business perspective.  Key concepts covered include the primary objectives of human resource management, the extent to which HRM is effective, a variety of HRM functions and the importance of the HR code of ethics.

Unit 2 - Recruitment and Selection

The following unit focuses more specifically on the recruitment process, guiding candidates through each essential stage of the contemporary recruitment drive, the establishment of a fair and workable recruitment policy, a variety of factors that can affect recruitment efforts and the specific role the HR manager plays in recruitment.

Unit 3 - Performance Management

Management of employee/workforce performance enters the discussion in Unit 3, in which candidates are taken through the specifics of the performance appraisal, why it is that performance appraisals are carried out and a series of methods/approaches for achieving optimal results.  Course content also covers career development, performance counselling and the concept of the 360-degree appraisal.

Unit 4 - Training & Development

The importance of outstanding training and workforce development represents the primary focus of Unit 4.  Candidates are guided through the process of identifying and addressing training needs, assessing training methods with respect to cost-effectiveness, the most important areas of employee training to consider and why it is necessary to continue providing ongoing coaching and development opportunities.

Unit 5 - Rewarding Employees

Employee motivation and rewards enter the discussion in the fifth course unit, which incorporates an investigation of how and why specific rewards can lead to greater motivation and improved performance as a result.  A series of effective reward systems are explored, along with the establishment of wage structures and an overview of competence-related pay.

Unit 6 - Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Bringing the course to a conclusion, Unit 6 focuses on diversity in the workplace and the importance of creating a culture of equal opportunities.  A variety of key legislative requirements and laws are discussed, including discrimination on marital or gender grounds, disability requirements and a series of strategies for effectively managing workplace diversity.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


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 Brentwood Open Learning College have 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 3 against 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 Brentwood Open Learning College 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.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is 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.

Career Path

Completion of this course will position candidates ideally for ongoing study at the highest level, or to pursue employment in an HR capacity. Existing HR workers and business managers may also benefit from its teachings. HR positions incorporate every role related to the workforce, including recruitment, deployment, training, supervision, payroll and so much more. Typical salaries vary from £17,000 up to £50,000 or more, in accordance with the specific position. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Existing HR workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Business managers and owners with no formal HR training
  • Newcomers to HR interesting in a career change
  • Team leaders and supervisors looking to improve their competencies
  • Anyone interested in enriching their CV and career prospects

Related Links:

Diploma in Human Resources Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 2)

Certificate in Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the role of the working human resources manager
  • Study the recruitment process and how to build a strong team
  • Build professional-level employee training and development skills
  • Discover the relationship between employee rewards and performance
  • Prepare yourself to lead an entire team or department 

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