Human Resource Management – (Level 4 & 5) course
The level 4 diploma in Human Resource Management and the level 5 diploma in Business Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills needed to succeed in management, focusing on human resources within medium to large businesses. These are valuable skills to have and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting. This course can be your way of preparing for a career at any number of organisations.
The level 4 and 5 Human Resource Management course is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree programme at a university.
This course is made up of 10 level 4 modules and 10 level 5 modules, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at level 4 and 8 assignments at level 5). Our team of expert academics have designed a series of exclusive, comprehensive lessons for online study to help you study for these assessments. This material will cover everything you need to know and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Each module of the course consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further readings and internet resources.
- Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Qualifi Level 5 Diploma In Business Management
The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £3000. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- All course material, including online modules and written assignments
- Student support
- Assignment marking and feedback
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
You can decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university. The accredited universities include:
- University of Gloucestershire
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Northampton University
- University of Derby
- Westcliff University
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
- Edinburgh Napier University
- University of Sunderland – On Campus
- University of Bolton
- University of Cumbria
Our online business management, hotel and hospitality, and computing courses will help you obtain a diploma, which is recognised by employers and awarded by OFQUAL, the UK government higher education regulating body.
These diplomas can then be used as progression onto completion of a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, at an accredited UK or overseas university.
- Choose a course.
- Study the course modules.
- Complete online multiple-choice tests and written assignments
- Receive your certificate and university credits.
- Top up your qualifications and earn a BA degree or MBA.
Your degree or MBA will be awarded to you by the university you complete your final year with.
Our awarding body partners have direct links with UK universities, who accept the OFQUAL credits awarded from studying our courses.
Assessment at FastTrack is a straightforward process:
- After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions, which are answered in sets of five, so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour, the test will automatically time out.
- After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a certificate of completion. If you don’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.
- When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments provided by FastTrack that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these assignments, you will receive your diploma from the OFQUAL awarding organization.
- You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.
Culture and the organisation
Develop an understanding of what is meant by “organisational culture” and its various influences on the operation of the organisation itself.
Developing interpersonal skills
Come to understand the interpersonal skills that are required by managers and leaders in different managerial responsibilities. Learn how to develop these skills for improved performance.
Managing and rewarding performance
Learn what effective performance management means, and how it can be used to improve workplace performance, both in terms of discipline and reward.
Develop an understanding of what ethical issues can arise as a part of effective management, how ethical decisions can be made, and what the legal and regulatory context of what workplace ethics looks like.
Managing people in organisations
Learn about the reasons for, and best methods of, training people in an organisation.
Motivating and influencing people
Learn the best methods for motivating people, both individually and as part of a team.
Develop an understanding of the factors that shape the design of structure within organisations, and how the organisational structure can influence management strategy.
Recruitment and CPD
Develop an understanding of the internal approaches used to determine recruitment needs, and of the different approaches taken by organisations to attract and select potential candidates. Learn about the requirements of contracts of employment, and the importance of personal development.
Strategic human resource development
Learn about the importance of strategic HRM in an organisation. Develop knowledge concerning the analysis of various factors impacting the labour market, the ways in which employment can be terminated, and the different forms of discrimination.
Working in teams
Develop an understanding of the core principles that underpin an effective team, both in terms of team membership and team leadership.
The entrepreneurial manager
What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.
Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.
Practical accounting analysis
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.
Business planning and goal setting
What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.
Politics and business
Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.
Managing in today’s world
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.
Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.
Marketing and sales planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Strategic HRM
- Managing ethically
- Culture and the organisation
- Working in teams
- Organisational structure
- Recruitment and CPD
- Measuring and rewarding performance
- Managing people in organisations
- Interpersonal skills
- Motivating and influencing people
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Business development
- Business models and growing organisations
- Customer management
- Responding to the changing business environment
- Risk management and organisations
- Effective decision making
Successful completion of the undergraduate level 4 (diploma in Human Resource Management) and level 5 (diploma in Business Management) and the final year of an accredited undergraduate degree programme, students will have attained the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in management, HR, strategic business management or business consultancy.