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Human Resource Management Diploma Level 4

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Human Resource Management (HRM) Diploma contributes to business success by providing a wide range of activities that are designed to make best use of the key resource of people.

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Level 4 / NCFE / PI685

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Course introduction

Eligible for an NUS TOTUM Student card with this course.

People play an integral part in an organisation. Having the right people with the right skills in your company, will give you a competitive advantage that sets you aside from other rivals. It is a simple and true fact that some organisations fail to recognise the value of its people (its human resource). People are what makes a company successful.

The Human Resource Management course will equip learners with a greater knowledge and understanding of a range of aspects related to this subject. Learners will be required to study a number of modules, all of which will explore a different area of Human Resource Management.

People who are looked after by the company, feel valued, and invested in, are more likely to become loyal and have a long-term career with them. The way in which people are managed plays a big part in how a team will develop, this is done through applying different techniques and approaches. This customised course will provide an overview of the main activities of Human Resource Management, which are crucial to the effective management of people in the workplace.

The employees within an organisation are a key source of competitive advantage. They are valuable and are what makes a business successful. The purpose of the programme is to offer an overview of the main tasks of Human Resource Management.

With the right training and skills you could earn on average £25,832 per year to be a HR officer. From developing your skills and building on your experiences you could be earning approximately £59,000 as department manager.

Required knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. It is openly available to anyone who has an interest in Human Resources and would like to gain a more in depth understanding of this topic.


The Human Resource Management Diploma course assesses students through a range of tutor marked assignments. All of which require you to submit your work to your personal tutor who will review, mark and provide feedback for your work.


This qualification has been developed by NCC to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor. NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification. On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Course modules

  • Module 1: Management and the Role of the HR Department
  • Module 2: Employee Planning, Recruitment & Selection
  • Module 3: Contract of Employment and Employee Induction
  • Module 4: Managing Performance and Employee Appraisal
  • Module 5: Workplace Learning and Employee Development
  • Module 6: Managing People and Developing Relations
  • Module 7: Employee Retention and Commitment
  • Module 8: Employee Absence and Well-being
  • Module 9: Employee Discipline and Grievance
  • Module 10: Termination of Employment

Learner support

Students will be provided with all the learning materials and resources needed to successfully complete this course. You will be provided with an assigned personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have.


What does NCC stand for?

NCC originally stood for the National Consortium of FE (Further Education) Colleges. This brought together the FE Colleges to achieve the best provision. Regular national meetings were attended by both Colleges and Government agencies who funded them. This was very helpful to them both to best deliver training to their students.

For more than 25 years NCC has supplied FE Colleges with learning materials as well as student marketing.

NCC now specialise in online training of a very high quality to students both self-funded, paid for by schools, employers and training providers.

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and you can study anytime, anyplace, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a job, family commitments, or any other commitment that won’t allow them time off to study.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Both our online and paper courses are completed via an online learning portal (LMS) which you can access after you receive your login details by email. Please ensure that you check your junk email if you do not receive your login details within 48 hours.

All learners will submit their assignments, receive feedback and correspond with their tutor directly through the LMS. If you require help from our support team, then simply email [email protected].

If you opt for the online course, you will not receive any course materials through the post. Everything is available via the LMS.

If you opt for the paper version, you are simply paying for a study book to be printed and posted to your home, or place of work. You will use this book as a reference guide, but you will still be required to upload your assignments and correspond with your tutor via the LMS.

If you are unable to access our online LMS, we do have alternative options available, so please email [email protected] in order to request further support.

What do I need to do to get started?

We recommend that you choose a course that will interest you and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, contact us here or dial 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.

How much will it cost?

The cost largely depends on the type and size of the course. The course cost is determined by the expenses associated with its provision, taking into consideration the course's size and complexity, development costs, the presence of a study materials, and the level of tutor support required. Some courses also necessitate additional in-person assessments by assessors, which incur additional expenses and consequently affect the course's cost.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course require an external invigilated assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.

How do I enrol?

Once you've chosen your course, you have two options for enrolment:

  1. You can purchase the course online by clicking the "Buy now" button, which will enrol you automatically.
  2. Alternatively, you can call our helpline at 0333 3445 690, and our expert course advisors will assist you in signing up for the course and arrange for the delivery of any requested additional learning materials to your address.

All courses are available to purchase in full or via affordable monthly payments over 12 months. A £29 non-refundable deposit is required for monthly payments, and you will be required to set up a monthly direct debit.

We do not require you to complete a credit check to sign up for monthly payments.

How quickly will I receive my course materials?

We guarantee that you will receive any course materials ordered within 5 working days of registering, but for many of our courses it may take no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study book within our stated period.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

All the relevant information required to complete your course is available via the LMS. Additional research via the internet is encouraged, depending on the level you are working at, to bolster knowledge of the subject area.

There is no requirement to purchase any additional materials.

What support will I receive?

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor whom you can contact through the Learning Management System (LMS) for assistance and guidance on any course-related matters. Your tutor will only initiate contact in response to your messages. If you encounter any difficulties reaching your tutor, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]

Many courses require you to submit work to your tutor during the period of study, and your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback to you within 10 working days. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please note that the course includes tutor support for a duration of 12 months. If you require additional time, please inform us, and we will make every effort to provide you with an option for a paid extension, if feasible, to assist you in completing your course.

Please be aware that our tutors are actively assisting multiple learners, and to ensure they are not inundated with excessive workloads, we have implemented a policy limiting learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time. We recommend that you upload your completed units as you finish them. This way, you can benefit from your tutor's feedback to enhance your future assignment submissions.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 10 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Kindly note that our tutors are currently supporting multiple learners simultaneously. In order to maintain a balanced workload for them, we have established a policy that restricts learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course. Your end of support date is when you need to have your course copmpleted by in order to be able to be certificated, this is usually 12 months from purchase.

The duration of the course is largely down to you. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.

If in doubt, please email [email protected], NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are:

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows, but we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is that if your circumstances change you can always take a limited break and come back to your studies to save your paid for support.

If you decide to enrol on more than one course at the same time, speak to our enquiries team for any bundle deals or offers.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Certainly, in most instances, there are no geographical constraints on where you can undertake your studies. However, it's important to note that specific courses may be subject to geographical limitations imposed by the Awarding Organisation, and these restrictions will be clearly stated in the course description.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you may return the materials within 14 days, provided you have not yet submitted any coursework for evaluation. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. We will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit of £29. Additionally, you have the option to select an alternative course that better matches your goals and aspirations.

For any help on cancelling your course please email [email protected], we will only deal with cancellation enquiries via email.

What is a Totum Card?

Totum is the new brand for UK student cards and replaces the old NUS student card. NCC students are eligible to sign-up for the Totum card where applicable, giving access to a multitude of retail, food and travel special discounts. For more information, you can visit their website:

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Reviews from learners who completed...

Human Resource Management Diploma Level 4

M Byrne

“Very helpful & easy sign up”

Excellent communication & helpful with all queries, easy to sign up and register. Plenty of information


M Byrne

“Very easy to enrol online”

Very easy to enrol online and from a previous experience with an NCC course, they are very helpful.

Claire Louise Bailey,

M Byrne

“Excellent course”

Excellent course, I am very pleased with the course and the support and feedback received from my tutor.

Haydee Santacruz,

M Byrne

“Enjoyed every minute”

I enjoyed every minute of the course there is only 1 small situation and that is a little more detailed information about how the assessments are required to laid out.

Charlotte Bugg,

M Byrne

“A very happy & satisfied student”

Before I signed on I was a bit hesitant to do a home based course but that soon changed once I received my course material, which in fact arrived rather quickly. The instructions, the course material along with the affordable pricing just made joining NCC so much easier. I have had exceptional student support from the college. Sally has always been very helpful and my tutor (Helen O'Byrne) has really helped me along with the course.
I highly recommend NCC to anyone wanting to do a home based course and I will most definitely be doing more courses through this organisation. Thank you guys for your super service :)


M Byrne

“Very impressed”

I have been very impressed by everything NCC has done to assist me so far. I have completed the Law diploma and currently part way through the Human Resources diploma.

The level of support and promptness of marking is second to none and I would highly recommend to anyone that they use NCC.

I cannot fault anything about this company. I have come up against the end of my package dates on a number of occasions due to work commitments and the admin team have been more than helpful in extending the end date of my course.

I will definitely be using them again!!

Anita Batstone,

M Byrne

“Highly Recommend NCC”

I find the course very interesting, the support from Sally Swift and Helen O Byrne is unbelievable They are really great to communicate with, they answer your emails within a hour - it's great support.
I thought it would be difficult as it is my first home study but I am really enjoying it can't wait to finish the course and hopefully take up another course with NCC.

Susie Fagan,

M Byrne

“Thanks for the feedback!”

I would like to thank both Helen and Sally for all of their support and feedback over the last year.

Kelly Ellis,

M Byrne

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course”

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, and although I have experience I still found some of the learning challenging which was pleased with. My only criticism is that I was unsure how to set out the assignment - a report? What type? How to structure it? What was expected? It was also unclear as if I should include a bibliography or not.
Otherwise I am happy with the course and will look into doing something else.

Andrea Pattison,

M Byrne

“Useful feedback”

It would be nice to receive a call from the tutor to introduce themselves at the beginning of the course. It is easier to contact someone if a relationship is in place. It would also be beneficial to know, to which level we have passed a module. Although the written feedback is useful, but it would be easier to know if one module has passed and if an assignment was very good. The course was very good and useful. I enjoyed it.


M Byrne

“Content and activities are good”

The content is good, good activities. Tutor feedback is very constructive. If it would be further reading, case studies attached to end on each module, it would be great.

Erika Gombos,

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