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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

Whether you’re already an effective personnel manager, want to become one, or you simply want to improve your skills in those areas, then this is ideal for you.

Contrary to popular belief, both the ability to manage and the ability to lead are learnable skills. However they hinge on the ability of the manager or leader to communicate effectively and be able to maximise the effect of the human resources at his or her disposal. Leading and managing people depends largely on building mutually beneficial relationships, and encouraging others to invest in and take ownership of situations and processes in order to benefit the organisation as a whole.

This fascinating study pack focuses on the knowledge and techniques you will need to become an effective Human Resources or Personnel Manager, and outlines the simple processes and procedures you need to put in place to get your “team” on side, the business running efficiently, and stay on the right side of the law. It also helps you to define your organisation’s goals and aspirations, and how to communicate them in order to engage and enthuse others so that they too want the same or similar outcomes. This is what leadership is all about, whether at a team or organisational level, and you will learn it here!

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

Units

UNIT 1 – Human resource strategy and organisation

UNIT2 – Management, unions and employees

UNIT 3 – The labour market and human resource planning

UNIT 4 – Contracts of employment, recruitment and selection



UNIT 5 – Grievance, discipline and dismissal

UNIT 6 – Reward

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will I cover?

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

How do I send in my work?

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

What do I receive once I enrol?

You will receive login details to our Online Student Community. Here you will be able to access your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your work, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to access your materials, submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?

All of the learning materials are online. You will receive a login to the online student community when you enrol, where you will be able to access the full set of materials and assessment tasks for your course.

What is working in human resources?

Working in human resources is working closely with employees and their welfare. This can include hiring new employees and ensuring they have everything they need to work at full potential.

Why did you decide to work in human resources?

After leaving school I went straight into employment, I was first working in customer service where I was naturally a ‘people person’. I tended to take care of my colleagues and sort out their problems if they had issues with customer’s etc. My manager noticed these skills I had and offered me a promotion to work in HR to be able to ‘look after’ employees officially.

What is involved in human resources on a day to day basis?

Working in Human resources requires interviewing and hiring new employees. Records are made of new and existing employees where those that work in HR have to keep up to date. Human resources are responsible for staff training and development and arranging training courses to ensure employees are up to date in knowledge and skills within their practice. Human resources are responsible for the full welfare of employees such as health and safety. They may also have to deal with complaints and at times deal with disciplinary.

What are the entry requirements for working in Human resources?

There is no specific entry requirement s to work in human resources. However, employers will look for a standard education such as five GCSE’s A*-C level, usually including maths and English and usually office experience. You would then need to be willing to work towards (or already have) a qualification in human resource management.

What can I expect to earn working in Human resources?

Human resources administrators can earn - £15,000 - £19,000 a year.

Starting salaries for human resources officers can earn £18,000 -£25,000 a year.

Human resource managers can earn £25,000 - £50, 000 a year

Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

Whether you’re already an effective personnel manager, want to become one, or you simply want to improve your skills in those areas, then this is ideal for you.

Contrary to popular belief, both the ability to manage and the ability to lead are learnable skills. However they hinge on the ability of the manager or leader to communicate effectively and be able to maximise the effect of the human resources at his or her disposal. Leading and managing people depends largely on building mutually beneficial relationships, and encouraging others to invest in and take ownership of situations and processes in order to benefit the organisation as a whole.

This fascinating study pack focuses on the knowledge and techniques you will need to become an effective Human Resources or Personnel Manager, and outlines the simple processes and procedures you need to put in place to get your “team” on side, the business running efficiently, and stay on the right side of the law. It also helps you to define your organisation’s goals and aspirations, and how to communicate them in order to engage and enthuse others so that they too want the same or similar outcomes. This is what leadership is all about, whether at a team or organisational level, and you will learn it here!

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

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