Human Resources Management

The effective management of an organisation's human resources is now recognised as a critical component in the success of public and private enterprises. This recognition has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals and the development of a career structure rising to the highest levels of the organisation.

Why study the Human Resource Management programme?
The Human Resource Management programme introduces you to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective management of the human resource and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management.
Programme structure
Level 4 Diploma
Compulsory units
  • Introduction to Business
  • Managing People
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Personnel Administration
Level 5 Diploma
Compulsory units
  • The Business Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Development
  • People Planning and Resourcing
  • Employment Relations
Optional units (choose two from)
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Management
  • Managing the Customer Relationship
  • Personnel Information Systems

Level 6 Diploma

Compulsory units

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Organisational Change and Development
  • Performance Management and Reward

 Optional units (choose two from)

  • Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Managing in Organisations
  • Project Management

Entry requirements

Entry requirement for Diploma Level 4
Candidates of all educational backgrounds are welcome and no formal entry qualifications are required.However, applicants should have attained GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and have demonstrated competence in English Language.
Entry requirement for Diploma Level 5
Applicants must have attained at least one of  the following:
  • An ABE Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Two GCE A levels or any Level 3 equivalent together with four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Mathematics
  • BTEC National Diploma or overseas equivalent
Entry requirement for Diploma Level 6
Applicants must have attained at least one of the following:
  • An ABE Level 5 Diploma or equivalent qualification from another internationally recognised awarding body or approved Overseas Institute of Higher Education
  • A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent, awarded by a recognised university, or a BTEC HND
  • Five years’ managerial experience