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Human Resource Management (HRM)

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  • 8 units
  • 120 guided learning hours
Human Resource Management (HRM)

The people in an organisation are the core source of its competitive advantage. Few would deny this simple statement, and yet it has taken many years of research and studies to clarify the connection between the way people are managed and their level of contribution and commitment to the business. There is therefore, without doubt, a strong link between people management strategies and organisational performance.

The effective management and development of people at work is now accepted as the major factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful organisations, and is a key determinant of business growth and prosperity. Research findings have clarified the features of good people management practices that are associated with high performance and how these may be used to add value.

About Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the broad range of people management strategies that are implemented to match the needs of a business in achieving its corporate objectives. HRM treats the management of people as a high level strategic issue rather than solely an operational matter, but at the same time recognises (and indeed emphasises) that to be successful the responsibility for HRM lies not only with the human resource specialist but with all managers, supervisors and team leaders.

About Our HRM Course

This human resources course of study offers an introduction to the subject of HRM by explaining its origins and evolution and the role it can play in progressive thinking organisations.
The aims of the course are:

  • To provide an understanding of how the concept of HRM can raise individual performance levels in order to enhance and sustain competitive advantage
  • To provide a grounding in many key HRM practices and procedures

Those aims will be met specifically by achieving an understanding in the following areas:

  • The meaning of HRM and its development
  • The fit between HR strategy and the broader corporate strategy
  • The employment environment and human resource planning
  • The recruitment, selection and integration of new employees
  • The management of employee performance, absence and turnover
  • The management of employee grievance, discipline and dismissal

What Could I Do After Taking This Human Resources Course?

Work in human resources. HRM can be applied in any field and sector, from private to public and non-profit. After successfully completing this course, you could apply for roles such as Personnel Administrator or Human Resources Officer, making £30,000+*/year.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working in human resources you could take a step up the career ladder into management, and you may even be eligible for a pay increase.
Start your own business. If you want to work for yourself, you could start your own business providing recruitment services, policy planning and other areas of human resources management consulting.

*Source: Payscale.com, Dec 2012.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Human Resource Management (HRM) Diploma

Human Resource Management (HRM) Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate of Achievement

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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 4 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Development of Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM, role and responsibilities, ambiguity and criticisms

Unit 2 Corporate and HR Strategy

  • Fit between HRM and wider business strategy, organisational structures, organisational culture corporate social responsibility

Unit 3  The Employment Environment

  • Human resource planning, changing labour market conditions, flexibility at work, role of trade unions

Unit 4 Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Determining requirements, sourcing job candidates, selection procedures

Unit 5 Integrating New Employees

  • Contract of employment, employee induction

Unit 6 Managing Performance

  • Performance management techniques, reward reviews

Unit 7 Managing Absence and Retention

  • Absence management techniques, strategies to reduce labour turnover

Unit 8 Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

  • Grievance and discipline procedures, the dismissal process

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Human Resource Management (HRM)

The people in an organisation are the core source of its competitive advantage. Few would deny this simple statement, and yet it has taken many years of research and studies to clarify the connection between the way people are managed and their level of contribution and commitment to the business. There is therefore, without doubt, a strong link between people management strategies and organisational performance.

The effective management and development of people at work is now accepted as the major factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful organisations, and is a key determinant of business growth and prosperity. Research findings have clarified the features of good people management practices that are associated with high performance and how these may be used to add value.

About Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the broad range of people management strategies that are implemented to match the needs of a business in achieving its corporate objectives. HRM treats the management of people as a high level strategic issue rather than solely an operational matter, but at the same time recognises (and indeed emphasises) that to be successful the responsibility for HRM lies not only with the human resource specialist but with all managers, supervisors and team leaders.

About Our HRM Course

This human resources course of study offers an introduction to the subject of HRM by explaining its origins and evolution and the role it can play in progressive thinking organisations.
The aims of the course are:

  • To provide an understanding of how the concept of HRM can raise individual performance levels in order to enhance and sustain competitive advantage
  • To provide a grounding in many key HRM practices and procedures

Those aims will be met specifically by achieving an understanding in the following areas:

  • The meaning of HRM and its development
  • The fit between HR strategy and the broader corporate strategy
  • The employment environment and human resource planning
  • The recruitment, selection and integration of new employees
  • The management of employee performance, absence and turnover
  • The management of employee grievance, discipline and dismissal

What Could I Do After Taking This Human Resources Course?

Work in human resources. HRM can be applied in any field and sector, from private to public and non-profit. After successfully completing this course, you could apply for roles such as Personnel Administrator or Human Resources Officer, making £30,000+*/year.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working in human resources you could take a step up the career ladder into management, and you may even be eligible for a pay increase.
Start your own business. If you want to work for yourself, you could start your own business providing recruitment services, policy planning and other areas of human resources management consulting.

*Source: Payscale.com, Dec 2012.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Human Resource Management (HRM) Diploma

Human Resource Management (HRM) Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate of Achievement

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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 4 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Development of Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM, role and responsibilities, ambiguity and criticisms

Unit 2 Corporate and HR Strategy

  • Fit between HRM and wider business strategy, organisational structures, organisational culture corporate social responsibility

Unit 3  The Employment Environment

  • Human resource planning, changing labour market conditions, flexibility at work, role of trade unions

Unit 4 Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Determining requirements, sourcing job candidates, selection procedures

Unit 5 Integrating New Employees

  • Contract of employment, employee induction

Unit 6 Managing Performance

  • Performance management techniques, reward reviews

Unit 7 Managing Absence and Retention

  • Absence management techniques, strategies to reduce labour turnover

Unit 8 Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

  • Grievance and discipline procedures, the dismissal process

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol now for just £19.99
Offer ends Tuesday 26th March

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