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Advanced Diploma in HR Management QLS Level 7



Course Overview

Human Resources Diploma

Earn your Level 7 Human Resources Diploma online with Brentwood Open Learning College - the web’s most flexible home study specialists.  This exclusive HR Diploma has been designed with new and experienced HR personnel in mind, covering a broad range of key topics and essential knowledge areas. All HR Diploma Courses from BOLC are fully endorsed and self-paced, with no fixed study schedules and no time limitations.  Expert tutor support is available on-demand and we include all learning materials in the initial fee for unbeatable value for money.  Our most advanced Human Resources Diploma covers training and development, recruitment and selection, motivating and rewarding employees, the importance of proactive talent management and much more besides.  Enrolment is open 365 days a year - sign up with BOLC online and get started today!

Why Study Human Resource Management?

To study HR management is to enrich your outlook with a broad range of highly transferable skills. The successful human resource manager is the ultimate multitasker, taking control of everything from recruitment and selection to workforce performance analysis to grievance handling. Building a career in HR management is as much about passion, integrity and tenacity as it is practical skills and knowledge.  Talented human resource managers play a pivotal role in the career development of each and every person they work with. In return, HR managers enjoy attractive salaries and the opportunity to pursue exciting career opportunities at home and abroad.

Course Syllabus

Each of the 21 modules in this Level 7 HR Diploma concludes with an online assessment, which will be marked by your assigned tutor and returned with feedback. Topics covered are as follows:

Module 1 - Human Resource Management Introduction

The concept of strategic human resources management is outlined in the first module, which also touches upon the primary objectives of HRM and associated responsibilities. The scope and limitations of HRM activities are also discussed, along with the importance of establishing an appropriate code of ethics in HRM.

Module 2 - Develop and Implement Recruitment and Selection Strategies

Candidates study the development and implementation of effective recruitment strategies in Module Two, which provides an overview of the main external and internal sources of recruitment. The pros and cons of hiring internally and externally are discussed, alongside a step-by-step guide to recruitment, selection and deployment.

Module 3 - Employee Relations and Recognition - Human Resources

A fascinating look at the concept and scope of industrial relations follows in the third module, outlining the functions, objectives and challenges associated with industrial relations. The HRM approach to employee relations is also discussed, along with the role of trade unions and the benefits of maintaining good employee relations.

Module 4 - Appraising Employee Performance

Module Four questions why regular employee appraisals are necessary, outlining the primary objectives of performance appraisals and the benefits of appraising employee performance.  Several common approaches to conducting performance appraisals are also presented and discussed, alongside common challenges encountered along the way.

Module 5 - The Importance of Training & Development in the Workplace

The fundamentals of effective training and development follow in Module Five, with emphasis on the importance of strategically identifying and assessing workforce training needs.  Several standard areas of employee training are discussed, along with techniques and activities for calculating the affordability of training.

Module 6 - Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

Module Five brings the functions and objectives of performance reviews into discussion, with a detailed overview of the performance management process and tips for improving the quality of performance reviews.  The mutual benefits of regular performance reviews and the importance of performance maintenance are also discussed.

Module 7 - Performance Management of Workers

The performance maintenance theme continues into Module Seven, highlighting the benefits of the 360-degree appraisal over most other appraisal methods.  Candidates are also introduced to the concept of performance counselling, along with the basics of succession planning and how to conduct career development interviews.

Module 8 - Motivating and Rewarding Employees

Motivational theory is examined in Module Eight, which explores the connection between incentives and output in the workplace.  Several different types of incentives and rewards are discussed, along with the importance of identifying individual motivators for members of the workforce and developing appropriate pay structures.

Module 9 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Module Nine highlights the importance of stamping out discrimination and inequality in the workplace, discussing the legal obligations of employers to champion diversity and inclusion.  Discrimination on the basis of age, physical ability and religion is discussed, along with the potential consequences of discrimination.

Module 10 - Health, Safety and Welfare of Employees

An essential introduction to the basics of workplace health and safety law follows, examining the responsibility of the employer to create a safe and amicable working environment.  The benefits of workplace health and safety are discussed, along with tips and guidelines for establishing clear and defined policies.

Module 11 Absence Management and Attendance

Activities and initiatives for improved attendance rates are discussed in Module 11, which focuses on the primary causes of excessive absence and the costs of absenteeism.  Absence notification procedures are also discussed, along with deciding when the time has come to commence disciplinary procedures.

Module 12 - Handling Grievance, Discipline, Termination and Dismissal

Grievance handling in HR management is discussed in Module 12, outlining the most common causes of grievances in the workplace and the different types of grievances HR personnel deal with.  Course content also covers the sensitive subject of selecting employees for redundancy and helping them find alternative employment.

Module 13 - Talent Management

Module 13 discusses how an effective talent management plan can be beneficial for both the business and its workforce, highlighting the true value of recognising talent and nurturing employee development.  A step-by-step guide to creating and implementing a talent management plan is provided.

Module 14 - Succession Planning

The primary functions, objectives and potential limitations of succession planning follow in Module 14, examining each of the most important elements of a succession plan.  Practical guidelines for ensuring all manpower gaps are filled as quickly and appropriately as possible are presented and discussed.

Module 15 - Anger Management

An introduction to the assertiveness formula and its applications follows in Module 15, along with the extent to which creative thinking can hold the key to successful anger management.  Relaxation techniques and exercises for controlling anger and keeping cool in difficult situations are also discussed.

Module 16 - Communication Techniques for the Workplace

Module 16 emphasises the importance of advanced communication skills in the field of HR management.  The value of confidence and assertiveness is revisited, along with the importance of thorough preparation, how to create a positive self-image and the seven conclusions people reach based on appearances alone.

Module 17 - Developing a Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

The shocking prevalence of workplace violence is discussed in Module 17, in which candidates learn how to conduct a detailed risk assessment to identify any potential threats.  Essential workplace practices and procedures to prevent violence are presented and discussed, along with the use of the security systems and personnel.

Module 18 - Overcoming the Generation Gap in the Workplace

A look at the growing generation gap in the workplace follows in Module 18, in which candidates learn how to view even the biggest age gaps as a potential benefit for the business.  Several essential coaching, mentoring and retention considerations are presented and discussed, along with the value of planning in overcoming the generation gap.

Module 19 - Conflict Resolution

The inevitability of conflicts and disagreements in the workplace is laid bare in Module 19.  Learners are guided through the different stages of conflict, while considering the role of communication in managing conflict and how a strategic approach to dispute resolution can ensure consistently amicable outcomes.

Module 20 - Talking to Employees About Personal Hygiene

General guidelines for difficult discussions with employees are presented in Module 20, including how to address issues with personal hygiene in the workplace.  The diplomatic approach to bringing up sensitive subjects without offending or embarrassing employees is explored in detail.

Module 21 - Workplace Wellness Program

The development and implementation of workplace wellness programmes wraps up the course, with a look at the various different types of workplace wellness programmes and how prioritising employee welfare can be beneficial for the business as a whole.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in HR Management. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £1100 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £320

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £65

Pay in Full: (£200 Discount) £900

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Career Path

Human resource management is a broad and diverse field, with a wide range of career paths to explore. Typical job titles aspiring HR personnel can pursue include HR Manager, Training Manager, Facilities Manager, Payroll Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager, Benefits Manager, Compensation Manager, Sourcing Manager, HRIS Manager, HR Project Manager and many more besides. Salaries vary in accordance with location and experience - anything from £25,000 to more than £40,000 for senior HR personnel.

Who Should Take This Course?

At Brentwood Open Learning College, our full catalogue of courses is open for enrolment 365 days a year. This endorsed Level 7 HR Management Diploma comes highly recommended to:

  • Ambitious candidates considering a major career change
  • Office workers and administrators pursuing promotion
  • HR personnel working on their knowledge and capabilities
  • Business owners, managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Entrepreneurs in the process of starting new businesses
  • Anyone looking to climb the career ladder in an HRM setting

Start your HR Management Diploma with BOLC today, or contact a member our student support team anytime to learn more.

Course at QLS
Level 7

Endorsement
Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Study Method
Online

Course Duration
620 Hours

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date
Ongoing




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Course at QLS
Level 7

Endorsed By
Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Study Method
Online

Course Duration
620 Hours

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date
Ongoing






Course Overview

Human Resources Diploma

Earn your Level 7 Human Resources Diploma online with Brentwood Open Learning College - the web’s most flexible home study specialists.  This exclusive HR Diploma has been designed with new and experienced HR personnel in mind, covering a broad range of key topics and essential knowledge areas. All HR Diploma Courses from BOLC are fully endorsed and self-paced, with no fixed study schedules and no time limitations.  Expert tutor support is available on-demand and we include all learning materials in the initial fee for unbeatable value for money.  Our most advanced Human Resources Diploma covers training and development, recruitment and selection, motivating and rewarding employees, the importance of proactive talent management and much more besides.  Enrolment is open 365 days a year - sign up with BOLC online and get started today!

Why Study Human Resource Management?

To study HR management is to enrich your outlook with a broad range of highly transferable skills. The successful human resource manager is the ultimate multitasker, taking control of everything from recruitment and selection to workforce performance analysis to grievance handling. Building a career in HR management is as much about passion, integrity and tenacity as it is practical skills and knowledge.  Talented human resource managers play a pivotal role in the career development of each and every person they work with. In return, HR managers enjoy attractive salaries and the opportunity to pursue exciting career opportunities at home and abroad.

Course Syllabus

Each of the 21 modules in this Level 7 HR Diploma concludes with an online assessment, which will be marked by your assigned tutor and returned with feedback. Topics covered are as follows:

Module 1 - Human Resource Management Introduction

The concept of strategic human resources management is outlined in the first module, which also touches upon the primary objectives of HRM and associated responsibilities. The scope and limitations of HRM activities are also discussed, along with the importance of establishing an appropriate code of ethics in HRM.

Module 2 - Develop and Implement Recruitment and Selection Strategies

Candidates study the development and implementation of effective recruitment strategies in Module Two, which provides an overview of the main external and internal sources of recruitment. The pros and cons of hiring internally and externally are discussed, alongside a step-by-step guide to recruitment, selection and deployment.

Module 3 - Employee Relations and Recognition - Human Resources

A fascinating look at the concept and scope of industrial relations follows in the third module, outlining the functions, objectives and challenges associated with industrial relations. The HRM approach to employee relations is also discussed, along with the role of trade unions and the benefits of maintaining good employee relations.

Module 4 - Appraising Employee Performance

Module Four questions why regular employee appraisals are necessary, outlining the primary objectives of performance appraisals and the benefits of appraising employee performance.  Several common approaches to conducting performance appraisals are also presented and discussed, alongside common challenges encountered along the way.

Module 5 - The Importance of Training & Development in the Workplace

The fundamentals of effective training and development follow in Module Five, with emphasis on the importance of strategically identifying and assessing workforce training needs.  Several standard areas of employee training are discussed, along with techniques and activities for calculating the affordability of training.

Module 6 - Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

Module Five brings the functions and objectives of performance reviews into discussion, with a detailed overview of the performance management process and tips for improving the quality of performance reviews.  The mutual benefits of regular performance reviews and the importance of performance maintenance are also discussed.

Module 7 - Performance Management of Workers

The performance maintenance theme continues into Module Seven, highlighting the benefits of the 360-degree appraisal over most other appraisal methods.  Candidates are also introduced to the concept of performance counselling, along with the basics of succession planning and how to conduct career development interviews.

Module 8 - Motivating and Rewarding Employees

Motivational theory is examined in Module Eight, which explores the connection between incentives and output in the workplace.  Several different types of incentives and rewards are discussed, along with the importance of identifying individual motivators for members of the workforce and developing appropriate pay structures.

Module 9 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Module Nine highlights the importance of stamping out discrimination and inequality in the workplace, discussing the legal obligations of employers to champion diversity and inclusion.  Discrimination on the basis of age, physical ability and religion is discussed, along with the potential consequences of discrimination.

Module 10 - Health, Safety and Welfare of Employees

An essential introduction to the basics of workplace health and safety law follows, examining the responsibility of the employer to create a safe and amicable working environment.  The benefits of workplace health and safety are discussed, along with tips and guidelines for establishing clear and defined policies.

Module 11 Absence Management and Attendance

Activities and initiatives for improved attendance rates are discussed in Module 11, which focuses on the primary causes of excessive absence and the costs of absenteeism.  Absence notification procedures are also discussed, along with deciding when the time has come to commence disciplinary procedures.

Module 12 - Handling Grievance, Discipline, Termination and Dismissal

Grievance handling in HR management is discussed in Module 12, outlining the most common causes of grievances in the workplace and the different types of grievances HR personnel deal with.  Course content also covers the sensitive subject of selecting employees for redundancy and helping them find alternative employment.

Module 13 - Talent Management

Module 13 discusses how an effective talent management plan can be beneficial for both the business and its workforce, highlighting the true value of recognising talent and nurturing employee development.  A step-by-step guide to creating and implementing a talent management plan is provided.

Module 14 - Succession Planning

The primary functions, objectives and potential limitations of succession planning follow in Module 14, examining each of the most important elements of a succession plan.  Practical guidelines for ensuring all manpower gaps are filled as quickly and appropriately as possible are presented and discussed.

Module 15 - Anger Management

An introduction to the assertiveness formula and its applications follows in Module 15, along with the extent to which creative thinking can hold the key to successful anger management.  Relaxation techniques and exercises for controlling anger and keeping cool in difficult situations are also discussed.

Module 16 - Communication Techniques for the Workplace

Module 16 emphasises the importance of advanced communication skills in the field of HR management.  The value of confidence and assertiveness is revisited, along with the importance of thorough preparation, how to create a positive self-image and the seven conclusions people reach based on appearances alone.

Module 17 - Developing a Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

The shocking prevalence of workplace violence is discussed in Module 17, in which candidates learn how to conduct a detailed risk assessment to identify any potential threats.  Essential workplace practices and procedures to prevent violence are presented and discussed, along with the use of the security systems and personnel.

Module 18 - Overcoming the Generation Gap in the Workplace

A look at the growing generation gap in the workplace follows in Module 18, in which candidates learn how to view even the biggest age gaps as a potential benefit for the business.  Several essential coaching, mentoring and retention considerations are presented and discussed, along with the value of planning in overcoming the generation gap.

Module 19 - Conflict Resolution

The inevitability of conflicts and disagreements in the workplace is laid bare in Module 19.  Learners are guided through the different stages of conflict, while considering the role of communication in managing conflict and how a strategic approach to dispute resolution can ensure consistently amicable outcomes.

Module 20 - Talking to Employees About Personal Hygiene

General guidelines for difficult discussions with employees are presented in Module 20, including how to address issues with personal hygiene in the workplace.  The diplomatic approach to bringing up sensitive subjects without offending or embarrassing employees is explored in detail.

Module 21 - Workplace Wellness Program

The development and implementation of workplace wellness programmes wraps up the course, with a look at the various different types of workplace wellness programmes and how prioritising employee welfare can be beneficial for the business as a whole.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in HR Management. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £1100 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £320

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £65

Pay in Full: (£200 Discount) £900

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Career Path

Human resource management is a broad and diverse field, with a wide range of career paths to explore. Typical job titles aspiring HR personnel can pursue include HR Manager, Training Manager, Facilities Manager, Payroll Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager, Benefits Manager, Compensation Manager, Sourcing Manager, HRIS Manager, HR Project Manager and many more besides. Salaries vary in accordance with location and experience - anything from £25,000 to more than £40,000 for senior HR personnel.

Who Should Take This Course?

At Brentwood Open Learning College, our full catalogue of courses is open for enrolment 365 days a year. This endorsed Level 7 HR Management Diploma comes highly recommended to:

  • Ambitious candidates considering a major career change
  • Office workers and administrators pursuing promotion
  • HR personnel working on their knowledge and capabilities
  • Business owners, managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Entrepreneurs in the process of starting new businesses
  • Anyone looking to climb the career ladder in an HRM setting

Start your HR Management Diploma with BOLC today, or contact a member our student support team anytime to learn more.

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