Human Resources Diploma

Delivered online

Enrolment Date(s):
10-15 hours

Course description

This human resources course will begin by introducing you to the recruitment process from the HR department’s point of view. This course explains what should be included in an application form and what could be seen as discriminatory to potential applicants. You will learn what questions asked in an interview could also discriminate against certain parties, as well as the types of interviews you could experience. Following that, you will learn how to successfully welcome a new employee to the team and keep them on the team. The course also details what can be included in a contract of employment and when this document should be presented to an employee. This course will introduce you to the importance of properly producing and maintaining personnel records of employees. This includes paper-based and self-service systems. You will learn the aspects that all records system should share, no matter what. You will be introduced to the legal requirements that all workplaces must adhere to when handling personnel records. This could include misconduct records so keeping your employee records accurate should be in your be interest.

Apart from keeping records, this course will discuss how to correctly delete or achieve personnel records, this includes what types of records should never be deleted and how to protect those specific forms relating to your employment. You will learn what actions are considered work actions and which are considered rest breaks. This will include that specific time breaks that you should take in consideration of your age and whether you are working at night or not. This course also covers your holiday entitlement as an employee. Risk assessments and how to avoid those risks will be introduced to you. You will review sample policies that will help enforce the importance of avoiding risks in the workplace. This course covers what you should be paid by introducing the National Minimum Wage and those exempt from the NMW. You will also learn what you can put away into your pension. In consideration to your team in the office, this course introduces the type of role you could assign to each member. This classification follows the Belbin method. This will help you determine the types of people you work best with and the types of people that you will clash with while working together in a team. Exercises incorporated in the course will help you better understand these roles and use them in your own life experiences.

This course wraps up with the various forms of employee dismissal, whether it’s voluntary or not. The office issue of redundancy is introduced and discussed in great length. This includes the legality behind this type of termination and the ways employers can mitigate the negative repercussions. Involuntary terminations are also covered. This includes what could be considered bullying and harassment. In the case of gross misconduct, types of this are identified and the consequences of attacking protected characterisations. For those of you interested in a career in the human resources department this course provides the policies and procedure you will need to be successful. Learners entering the workplace in other departments can also use this information to succeed and avoid disciplinarily issues and involuntary dismissals. So, why wait? Start this course today and learn about Human Resources.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss guidance on avoiding discriminatory practices and the role of workplace diversity
  • Evaluate the composition of job descriptions, person specifications, and practises writing a job purpose
  • Outline guidance on avoiding potential legal issues in online and paper-based record keeping
  • Outline working hours, rest breaks and rest periods, holiday entitlement, leave and time off including absence
  • Explain the role of Health and Safety at work, including smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • Describe employee turnover
  • Recall the content of employee engagement and the role of leadership
  • Summarise guidance on how to manage a team meeting and to develop team processes
  • Explain what can start the disciplinary process and the procedure to follow
  • Identify the main types of employee termination the and processes involved


Continuing Professional Development (CPD UK) on Alison

Continuing Professional Development, or CPD, is the process of continually developing or maintaining your professional skills. CPD helps individuals focus on how they can become a more competent and effective professional.

Due to our rigorous publishing review process, courses on Alison are now being accredited by CPD UK, an independent organisation. Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks, and the learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. This CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.

This means a certificate from a course on Alison can now be used as part of your CPD requirements (please check with your organisation’s guidelines).