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Administration & HR

Human Resources Diploma Level 3

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This Human Resources Diploma identifies and develop the skills needed to effectively manage people and resources.

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Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI301

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Course introduction

For a business to be sector leading, it needs to be at the top of its game in every aspect, including how it manages its resources and people.

Human resource departments are at the forefront of managing people and other resources within a business. To do this, a business needs a human resource specialist, someone who is skilled and up-to-date with the latest regulations, employment laws and policies. 

Department leaders and managers are responsible for the effective day-to-day running of a business. It is the Human Resources (HR) Department that recruits, trains, supports and develops employees. They are also the department to whom others turn when there is a need for disciplinary or dismissal procedures required.

In larger businesses, there will be a separate department needed to manage the day-to-day processes within human resources but in smaller businesses, human resources is a responsibility often tagged onto to someone’s role.

That someone could be you, especially after completing a Human Resources Diploma.

Our diploma has a broad base, allowing you to become familiar with all the necessary functions, skills and attributes of recruiting, training, developing, supporting and dismissing people;

  • The recruitment, selection, and induction of staff is essential in bringing the right people into your organisation
  • Producing and maintaining personnel records is important for your business and your employees
  • Managing staff and relationships requires diplomacy and tact, along with other skills as detailed in this module
  • Support, training, and development are key to ensuring the right people stay with your business and that they upskill so that your business can move forward
  • When things go wrong, HR are the people to turn to for advice and action relating to disciplinary procedures, grievances, and tribunals
  • And finally, terminating someone’s employment must be done correctly and within current employment law

Why choose HR home study courses?

Studying from home is a flexible, affordable and convenient way to study across a range of subjects, including this Diploma in Human Resources. Choose to study with a paper-based copy of the course or online, via our secure learning portal.

Students often go on to complete additional courses that support them in their work as well as opening new career opportunities. For example, Business Administration Diplomas are popular as are qualifications on project management, human resources and higher level courses in business administration. Why not take a closer look?

Required knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Human Resources course. This customised qualification is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Human Resources and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Human Resources course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full

Assessment

The Human Resources course is assessed by a series of activity questions, all which require submission to your allocated tutor for marking and feedback.

Awarding organisation

This customised qualification has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre. 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.

Course units

  • Module 1: Recruitment, Selection and Induction of Staff
  • Module 2: Producing and Maintaining Personnel Records
  • Module 3: Staff Management and Relationships
  • Module 4: Staff Support, Training and Development
  • Module 5: Disciplinaries, Grievances and Tribunals
  • Module 6: Employment Terminations

Learner support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Human Resources course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Human Resources course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

FAQs

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, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

What do I need to do to get started on a course?

You need to be able to commit your time to the course. To help you understand the commitment needed, each of the course descriptions estimates the amount of time it will take you to complete the course. This is based on an average study period of approximately 10 hours per week.

It is best to choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy Now’ option against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone or by post, call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

How does the distance learning/home study method work?

The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.

Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.

Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.

These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.

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 six weeks to nine months to complete your course.

The duration of the course is largely down to you though. 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.

How quickly will I receive my course material?

We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait 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 pack within our stated period.

How much will it cost?

The cost is largely dependent on the size of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.

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 postage and packaging is charged in addition to the course price.

What support will I receive?

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.

Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.

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 an invigilated exam at a registered test centre. You will need to organise the examination yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be included in your study pack.

The details of what sort of exam/assignment (if any) is required for a course will be stated on the course description page, so please check these for full details.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.

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.

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 though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.

Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.

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 12 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.

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

No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.

How do I enrol?

Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.

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

Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.

Where can I find your Equality and Diversity Policy?

All NCC policies and procedures can be provided on request from NCC directly by emailing enquiries@ncchomelearning.co.uk or calling 0333 3445 690.

Can reasonable adjustments be made to help reduce the effects of a disability or difficulty that may place me at a disadvantage?

A reasonable adjustment is any action that helps to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty that places the candidate at a substantial disadvantage in the assessment situation. Reasonable adjustments must not affect the integrity of what needs to be assessed, but may involve:

Changing standard assessment arrangements, for example allowing candidates extra time to complete the assessment activity Adapting assessment materials, such as providing materials in Braille Providing access facilitators during assessment, such as a sign language interpreter or a reader Re-organising the assessment room, such as removing visual stimuli for an autistic candidate.

Reasonable adjustments are approved or set in place before the assessment activity takes place; they constitute an arrangement to give the candidate access to the assessment activity. The use of a reasonable adjustment will not be taken into consideration during the assessment of a candidate’s work.

Awarding organisations and centres are only required by law to do what is ‘reasonable’ in terms of giving access. What is reasonable will depend on the individual circumstances, cost implications and the practicality and effectiveness of the adjustment. Other factors, such as the need to maintain competence standards and health and safety, will also be taken into consideration.

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Human Resources Diploma Level 3

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“Quick and easy to sign up to”

Quick and easy to sign up to, great value for money with a good amount of quality knowledge

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“Great website”

Easy to navigate, informative and clear.

Hayley Heslin,

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“An excellent way to learn”

NCC Home Learning is an excellent way to learn. The materials supplied are excellent and very clear. You can learn at your own pace with excellent feed back from your tutor support with clear guidance on how to improve your assignments. The learning programme is of high standard. NCC Home Learning have an easy process to submit your work via email or other options if this isn't suitable. I have found them to be helpful and supportive through out the whole process. If your looking for a way to learn that is flexible at your pace and at home then NCC Home Learning is the right pathway for you. I am so glad I've chosen to learn with them and I'm looking forward to completing my qualification with them. Really good service.

Ceri Pritchard,

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“Really enjoying the course”

So far Sally and Helen have been very swift to respond and give feedback on my modules. I am really enjoying the course and have already started looking at the HR management course which follows.

Tracey McManus,

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“Wish to continue learning”

The course has given me valued feedback from my tutor and knowledge to be able to carry out my daily role. I have enjoyed the course and find the modules relevant and effective. I would like to continue with another course in line management and HR in the near future.

Lisa Phillips,

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“Increased Confidence”

I have enjoyed every minute of this course. It was very clear and presented in a way that is easily understandable. I was able to complete it, in my own time, which has been brilliant for me as I work full time and have a family and home to support. In completing this course I have gained a promotion at work, which has resulted in a pay rise, and this has been greatly received and has resulted in me having some much needed home improvement. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, who was looking at taking a role in HR, as this has made me feel more confident in my role. My tutor has been really helpful with any queries that I have had.
The only thing I picked up on whilst doing the course, was that in one part of the course, I think in Module 1, the grammar either didn't make sense, the way it was written or the wrong words were used. For example them was written as that. However this was only a minor thing. I would be interested in more courses with NCC in the future, but for now, thank you for everything.

Diane,

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“HR Diploma”

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have learned so much, I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to further their knowledge on the various aspects of Human Resources

Fran Mjuir,

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“Great for my job”

The course has given me valued feedback from my tutor and knowledge to be able to carry out my daily role.

I have enjoyed the course and find the modules relevant and effective, I would like to continue with another course in Line Management and HR in the near future.

Lisa Phillips,

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“Enjoyed every minute”

I have enjoyed every minute of this course. It was very clear and presented in a way that is easily understandable. I was able to complete it, in my own time, which has been brilliant for me as I work full time and have a family and home to support. In completing this course I have gained a promotion at work, which has resulted in a pay rise, and this has been greatly received and has resulted in me having some much needed home improvements.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone, who was looking at taking a role in HR, as this has made me feel more confident in my role.

My tutor has been really helpful with any queries that I have had.

The only thing I picked up on while doing the course, was that in one part of the course, I think in module 1, the grammar either didn’t make sense, the way it was written or the wrong words were used. For example them was written as that. However this was only minor thing.

I would be interested in more courses with the NCC in the future, but for now, thank you for everything

Diane Bryan,

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“Enjoyable and straight forward”

I thoroughly enjoyed my course. I found Sally Swift to be very helpful and responsive. She would always respond very quickly to my emails regarding the submission of work or queries. These fast and helpful replies allowed me to progress with my work. I was also very pleased with the quick response and the turn around time from submitting my work to receiving the mark/feedback sheet from Maria Richards. I found that my work was marked and feedback to be me within 2-3 days of submission. All round I found my course to be enjoyable and straight forward. I never felt frustrated or held up because I was waiting for answers of feedback. This meant I was able to work through my course quickly and hassle free.

Julie Maughan,

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“I have learned so much”

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, and have learned so much, I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to further their knowledge on the various aspects of Human Resources.

Frances Muir,

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“Second to none!”

Working with NCC to gain my Diploma was a pleasure. The course and the support given was second to none. I thoroughly recommend them.

Yvonne Williams,

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“Layout could be improved”

The only criticism I have is sometimes the online forms were challenging to complete due to the layout and formatting.

Wendy McKay,

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“Detailed and easy to follow”

After years away from studying, the prospect of starting this course was quite daunting. The registration was simple and the course material detailed and easy to follow. I have really enjoyed completing the course and have now purchased a 2nd course. Thank you :)

Julie Stanley,

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“Would definitely recommend NCC”

I found the HR Diploma Level 3 online course to be very educational and an excellent foundation in respect of current day company human resources and I absolutely recommend NCC to all those seriously considering taking a recognised diploma and/or degree qualification. My study has made me realise just how much the various pertaining laws have changed to meet the legal requirements necessary to protect job seekers, employers and their potential and established employees.

Vincent Corbett,

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“Easy to understand”

I found the course content was explained very well in an easy to understand format. The tutor feedback and responses explained my progress through and modules were graded efficiently to enable me to progress through the course without delay.

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