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Introduction

Overview

Without great staff behind it a business will fail, so choosing those staff members is a highly responsible job. Human Resources is an enjoyable and rewarding career path for organised, communicative and empathetic people who want above all to find the best workers to enable their company to reach its goals. HR is essential in every company therefore there is always demand for skilled HR professionals. The aim of this course is to teach you how to attract ideal candidates for your company’s job openings. You will explore how to keep the workforce content in order to minimise staff turnover and in contrast how to carry out disciplinary hearings and contract terminations.

 

Your Pathway

The HND in Business Human Resource Management will prepare you for further study or to enter the workforce. The constant demand in HR and distinct career ladder means that there are plenty of jobs and plenty of money. The average HR Manager in the UK makes £36,000 a year, not including bonuses, while an HR Director can make up to £135,000 a year. The right sort of person armed with qualifications and experience can go very far in HR. Here are just a few of the directions that the HND in Business Human Resource Management could take you:

  • HR Director
  • HR Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • HR Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • People and Organisation Development Manager
  • Employee Relations Adviser
  • HR Administrator
  • Occupational Psychologist

Key Benefits

1. Flexible HR Courses that Work Around You

Studying online is the perfect solution for you if any of the following apply to you:

  • If you are currently working:

For those who are trying to further their career or change paths completely, online courses are a convenient way to gain a career-changing qualification without affecting your current job. All of our live online lectures are delivered at weekends or can be caught up with at a time and day that is most convenient for you. We give you the opportunity to further your career without sacrificing your income.

  • If you don’t want to travel: .

Travelling to lectures and seminars can be expensive and time consuming. For busy people, especially if you’re working, travelling to lectures can mean sacrificing time that you may not have.  We understand that many people have responsibilities at home such as caring for a family and our live-online lectures accommodate everyone. With online learning you can gain your qualifications from the comfort of your home.

  • If you reside overseas:

Real UK qualifications are in high demand by employers all over the world. However problems arise for overseas students, such as living costs; a Tier 4 Student Visa restricts the number of hours a student can work, making studying in the UK a financial impossibility for many. If this is something you’ve struggled with, our online courses offer a perfect solution. You can gain a highly respected UK HND in Business without travelling to the Britain. As you can catch up with the lectures at any time, the time difference is not a problem. The interactive element allows you to get a real flavour for a UK education and a qualification that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

 

2. Technology Brings the Classroom to You

Imagine having all the benefits of a university seminar – a highly qualified lecturer, discussions with your fellow classmates then coming away from each class bursting with new knowledge – without leaving your living room. There would be no need to travel in the cold, sit on plastic chairs or carry back-breaking stacks of books. Our live online course offer just that. You will be able to interact verbally or through the onscreen chat with your fellow classmates and lecturer. You can ask questions, make friends and learn from other students as well as your teacher.

While technology speeds up, universities are still expecting students to plough through long chapters of books, which are often outdated. Human Resources is a fast paced and constantly evolving field that needs to keep up with the current climate. Our live, interactive lectures use contemporary sources that are up to date with current HR. We use modern methods to keep your education varied and interesting, such as smart boards, shared screens and live video presentations. Many universities offer online courses which don’t allow students to benefit from a real classroom feel that is essential for an engaging and thought provoking education.

 

3. Real University Lecturers Deliver a High Standard of Teaching

Our aim is to deliver teaching that is as close in quality to that which you’d receive at university. While we can’t deny that a university education is tough to beat, our teaching methods aren’t far behind. We only hire high-quality, experienced university lecturers to teach you. We are approved by Pearson, the UK’s largest and most popular awarding body, who set high standards for the centres that deliver their courses.

Employers are most interested in the skills and knowledge you have gained from a qualification, not where you got it from. Studying online with the College of Contract Management will not only give you those valuable assets but allow you the freedom to gain work or even relevant industry experience that most university students cannot. Studying alongside working shows fantastic work-ethic, discipline and get-go which really impresses employers.

 

4. An Economically Favourable Option

By studying for your HND in Business with us, you will have time to work to earn money whilst saving on travel and accommodation expenses. Moreover, delivering our courses online allows us to charge far less than a university can. We don’t need to pay for utilities, maintenance or staff on the scale that a large university with multiple campuses does, and we didn’t take advantage of the 2012 tuition fee escalation.

Course Content

Structure

The HND in Business Human Resource Management is made up of two parts.

Part 1: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC).

Part 2: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

Modules

Each module or unit you take is worth credits. Some modules are compulsory and you can earn extra credit by choosing optional modules to supplement your core knowledge. You must earn 120 credits at Level 4 to achieve your HNC and a further 120 at Level 5 to receive your HND.

Each module will be marked as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction, according to the quality of your work. Each credit you earn is given a value according to your grade, the total of which will make up your final grades for HNC and HND.

Level 4 Core Modules (Compulsory)

  1. Business and Business Environment (15 credits)
  2. Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
  3. Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  4. Management and Operations (15 credits)
  5. Management Accounting (15 credits)
  6. Managing a Successful Business Project (set by Pearson) (15 credits)

Level 4 Optional Modules (Choose up to 4)

  1. Business Law (15 credits)
  2. Innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)
  3. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)
  4. Financial Accounting (15 credits)

Level 5 Core Modules

  1. Research Project (set by Pearson) (30 credits)
  2. Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  3. Resource and Talent Planning (15 credits)
  4. Employee Relations (15 credits)
  5. Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)

Level 5 Optional Modules (Choose up to 5)

  1. Taxation (15 credits)
  2. Statistics for Management (15 credits)
  3. Business Strategy (15 credits)
  4. IT Systems (15 credits)
  5. Business Systems (15 credits)
  6. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations (15 credits)
  7. Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organisational Success (15 credits)
  8. Consumer Behaviour and Insight (15 credits)
  9. Customer Value Management (15 credits)
  10. Sales Management (15 credits)
  11. International Marketing (15 credits)
  12. Brand Management (15 credits)
  13. Planning for Growth (15 credits)
  14. Tapping into New and International Markets (15 credits)
  15. Pitching and Negotiation Skills (15 credits)

Assessment

We design our courses in line with Pearson guidelines and the assignments we set in order to assess your understanding of each unit comply with these as well. For Level 4, you will be given a choice of topics to base your assignments on. At Level 5 you will choose your own topics with the approval of your lecturer. Your lecturer will discuss the length of these assignments with you.

Entry Requirements

For us to consider your application for the HND in Business Human Resource Management course you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Be a fluent English speaker. Overseas students for whom English is not their mother-tongue will need to provide evidence that their English is good enough to keep up with the course. This can be any one of the following:
    • IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in both Reading and Writing
    • CEFR level B2
    • PTE 51
    • Or approved equivalent.

Pearson Qualifications

Pearson are a leading assessment body in the UK and their qualifications are highly respected across the globe. UK Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge regularly accept Pearson qualifications in their admissions process. Pearson is industry focused with emphasis on its course providers (including the College of Contract Management) teaching vocational and transferable skills which students can take directly into employment or further education.

Course Delivery

How You’ll Study

Your course will be delivered via a virtual study platform called Moodle. Your Moodle account will be where you access your messages, friends list, timetable, learning resources and most importantly your lectures. We will send you an invitation link to each live online lecture. It is advisable but not mandatory to attend the live online lectures as often as possible, but you will be able to view recordings of them on Moodle whenever you like.

How Often You’ll Study

You will receive an invitation to attend 1-2 live online lectures per week. These are chiefly held at weekends, usually in the evening. Each lecture is 2 hours long and the number of total lectures varies from course to course. You will be given a lecture schedule before each module starts to help you manage your other commitments.

We strongly advise you to supplement your guided learning with several hours of personal study per week, for example reading resource material from Moodle or re-watching segments of lectures.

How You’ll Be Taught

Our live online lectures are the bedrock of the course. As shown above, he interactive element means you will be able to learn as you would in a classroom. Lecturers will deliver presentations, ask you questions and examine case studies with you while using technology and modern methods to make your learning efficient and enjoyable.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To pass each module you will complete an assignment. All assignments are written essays that you will have a few weeks to complete. For your Level 4 HNC we will provide you with suggested essay questions and for your Level 5 HND you will choose your own. Your lecturers will be happy to discuss your assignments with you and all the lecture recordings and learning resources will stay on Moodle to your aid.

Period of Study

You have the option to study the HND in Business Human Resource Management full-time or part-time.

Part 1: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Full-time: Year 1

Part-time: Years 1 and 2

Part 2: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

Full-time: Year 2

Part-time: Years 3 and 4

Fee

The fee for this course is £2,990 per year, so £5,980 in total.

We have two payment options to make payment as easy as possible for you.

You can either pay a one-off payment or split the cost over 2 years via a monthly direct debit. This will amount to an intital payment of £295, then a direct debit  of £295 per month for 23 consective months. Please note that it does work out cheaper to pay in full.

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We can provide account details for banks transfer and cheques should be made payable to The College of Contract Management.

How to Apply

To apply to study for your BTEC Level 5 HND in Business Human Resource Management, simply follow this step-by-step guide to the application process.

  1. Call or email our UK team to ask any questions and discuss your eligibility for the course.
  • Telephone: 01420 481 681
  • Telephone (International): +44 1420 481 681
  • Email: enquiries@theccm.co.uk
  1. You will receive an application form via email. Please fill it in thoroughly and return it. We recommend you keep a copy.
  2. Send photos or copies of your documents, such as a CV, ID or IELTS certificate. These documents must be valid. We do a webcam identity and validity check before we release your diploma.
  3. Let us know which payment method you will be using. We will generate an invoice and send it to you.
  4. Once we have received your payment, we will enrol you on course and give you access to your Moodle account so you can prepare and begin.

Course Administrator

Rebecca Eyres
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 481681
Email: rebecca@theccm.co.uk