Human Resources Diploma Level 3


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Level 3 Diploma


200 Hours

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Enrolment Fee £410.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Human Resources so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

A successful business is one that effectively and efficiently manages its resources, thus providing a service or product that exceeds the expectations of its customers. Its resources are materials, equipment, facilities and human, and the most important of these by far are its human resources, or employees.

From the boardroom to the shop floor, a successful business relies on the knowledge, skill, expertise and ingenuity of all of its employees. Functional heads or managers are responsible for the effective day to day management and use of the human resources, but it is the Human Resources (HR) Department that is required to gain, support, develop and dispense with these resources in accordance with any business needs, in an effective and considerate manner, which satisfies the prevailing statutory requirements present.

The actual structure and day to day duties performed by the HR department will depend on the size and structure of the individual organisation. In large organisations there is usually a dedicated department of people performing the HR duties, whilst in other small organisations the duties may be performed by an individual working part time, who is combining these duties with a number of other duties. In addition, the HR responsibilities themselves will vary between organisations. For instance in some, may include the payroll function, whilst in others this function is the responsibility of the dedicated Accounts department.

The Distance Learning Human Resources course will be looking at the range of work most usually performed by the Human Resources department, and in particular the knowledge and skills that you will need as Human Resource Personnel, working under whatever circumstances, to fulfil this demanding yet very rewarding role.

The Human Resources course consists of six modules, each of which relate to a particular aspect that is important and relevant to the work of the HR Personnel. The modules you will study are as follows:

  • Recruitment, Selection and Induction of Staff
  • Producing and Maintaining Personnel Records
  • Staff Management and Relations
  • Staff Support and Development
  • Disciplinaries, Grievances and Disputes
  • Staff Terminations.
Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

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You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Online £330.00 Nil £330.00
Instalment Option 1 Online £210.00 £50.00 X 4 months £410.00
Instalment Option 2 Online £102.50 £102.50 X 3 months £410.00
Pay in Full Paper £360.00 Nil £360.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £240.00 £50.00 X 4 months £440.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £140.00 £100.00 X 3 months £440.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.


Module 1: Recruitment, Selection and Induction of Staff

This module focuses on managing the acquisition of staff which is a key role of any Human Resources department in supporting a business. Staff recruitment is a time consuming and expensive process that should not be embarked upon lightly. Although it is usually the role of the manager to analyse and justify the need for additional human resources, it is important that the HR department is aware of the process required and what it involves, so that they can ensure that it has been carried out effectively. This module will help you to understand the recruitment process.

Module 2: Producing and Maintaining Personnel Record

All organisations and businesses need information or data to enable them to function effectively. Information about the organisation’s human resources or personnel is part of this essential business information. 

There is a range of data that an organisation should keep about its personnel. Some data must be kept in order to satisfy the organisations legal obligations and some in order to effectively manage and develop these resources, and to meet the current and future requirements of the business. In his module we will be examining what personnel information is required, how it is used and how it is managed effectively.

Module 3: Staff Management and Relationships

Good employer/employee relationships are essential to the success of any business. Employer/employee relationships can involve many parties with many rights and expectations, the key to managing these effectively is through the use of employment policies.

Having appropriate employment policies, ensuring that they are communicated to all concerned and consistently applied, will help Human Resources function to understand and better manage employer/employee relationships and reduce the incidence of grievances and disciplinary action. In this module, we will be looking at the main rights and expectations of workers and employers, and the policies and contents required by law and suggested by good practice, to manage these.

Module 4: Staff Support, Training and Development

Staff support, training and development are crucial in facilitating a staff member’s integration into the organisation. Ensuring that a new employee feels valued, able to contribute, and continues to be motivated is an ongoing process, in which the Human Resources Department has a key role to play, primarily in the area of development and training.

The module first looks at staff turnover, why it occurs, the problems it causes and the issues that need to be addressed in order to minimise it. The module then goes on to looking at the issues involved in providing effective and appropriate staff support, training and development. 

Module 5: Disciplinaries, Grievances and Tribunals

In any relationship, from time to time, misunderstanding and problems can and need to be dealt with and resolved in a fair and effective manner. The relationship between an organisation and its employees is no different.

Problems that can arise within the workplace are commonly referred to as disciplinary and grievance issues and disputes can occur when disciplinary or grievance issues are not dealt with effectively at an early stage. The Human Resources department of any business play a crucial role in the disciplinary and grievance procedure and this module explores the type of problems that can occur and how these are dealt with.

Module 6: Employment Terminations

In this module, we will be looking at the role played by Human Resources in managing the employee leaving process.

There are a variety of reasons why an employee may cease working for an employer, some voluntarily and others not. Whatever the reason, it is important that the employment terminations are managed in an effective and professional manner. A poorly managed termination has many possible adverse consequences for an employer. In this module we will consider the main types of employee termination, the reasons for these and the processes involved in their effective management.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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