Course Details

Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Aim: This certification provides an introduction to the concepts and practices of human resource management  and focuses on the management of recruitment, retention and employment cessation.

Certificate Abstract:

Recruiting and retaining staff of the right caliber contributes to the achievement of organisational purposes. Staff must make a valued contribution to the work of the organisation. Eventually they will leave, more often than not because they find alternative employment or retire. Occasionally, however, employment has to be terminated. This unit considers how human resource management deals with these aspects of working. However, the focus of human resource management has moved beyond personnel management towards a more proactive approach that, in addition to the traditional roles associated with staff management, also considers how to get the best people and the best out of people so that they work in roles and ways that are closely aligned to organisational objectives. This often leads to the assertion by many senior managers that ‘Our employees are our most valuable resource’.

Human resource management takes place against a background of organisational needs, policies and procedures that are themselves shaped by legal and regulatory requirements. The unit therefore gives consideration to the national and European legislation that has, for example, seen the introduction of a range of anti-discriminatory legislation, the significance of which can be seen regularly in high profile and often very expensive court cases. Organisations with effective human resource management policies, processes and practices will have committed, skilled employees who contribute effectively to the organisation. In competitive business contexts this is a significant contribution to maintaining a competitive advantage.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the programme the learner will:

1. Understand the difference between personnel management and human resource


2. Understand how to recruit employees

3. Understand how to reward employees in order to motivate and retain them

4. Know the mechanisms for the cessation of employment.

Admission Criteria

Level of English needs to be acceptable for the delivery centre. Previous continuous study is required.

Programme Length

The programme can be delivered as a fast track course or a part time course. The length for part time study should be no more than 6 months and no less than 7 days for fast track entry. Contact the centre for actual dates and delivery of the programme.


All units will be internally assessed by the delivering institute. Student will need to show that they meet each of the assessment criteria detailed within each unit, to the required standard for the level of the unit. Certificates are awarded once the candidate fulfils the criteria. Assessment process can include assignment submission or examination based on delivery centre's preference.