Human Resource Management Level 4

  • Course Code: OSC563
  • Award Level 4, Similar difficulty to - NVQ Level 4

Pursue your career in Human Resource Management, from home!

  • Increasingly, businesses are recognising the strategic importance of effective human resource management.
  • This course will enable you to learn about management, leadership, organisational values and much more.
  • You will gain an understanding of the effects of conflict, different personality types and leadership styles within business.
  • This comprehensive course stands students in excellent stead for further training and development and progression into senior HR roles.

All course materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Unit 1: Management and Leadership

  • Human resources: the human factor
  • Management and leadership in organisations
  • Rules and guidelines
  • When there are no rules or guidelines
  • Discretion and leadership
  • Leadership and influence
  • Balancing management with leadership 

Unit 2: The Role of Values in Organisations

  • How values influence organisations
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Archetypal leadership styles
  • Opposing value sets
  • The leadership compass
  • Inherent contradictions

Unit 3: Dealing with Conflict

  • ‘Reading’ situations
  • ‘Carrying’ motivations
  • How character influences issues
  • Implications for HR

Unit 4: Collaborative Relationships

  • Research into collaboration at work 
  • Belbin 
  • Personality and teams
  • Team profiling with MBTI

Unit 5: Development

  • Outcomes-orientation
  • A structured approach to management development
  • Evaluating a management development programme
  • Measuring ROI
  • Methodological issues
  • Finding the link
  • Leadership development
  • Acting with integrity
  • Inner self-awareness
  • Widening the scope for self-awareness
  • The consequences of not acting with integrity
  • Bringing leaders together

Unit 6: HR Leading the Way Forward

  • HR’s potential for the future of organisations
  • Different perceptions of an organisation's culture
  • Implications for recruitment, selection and retention
  • Facilitating leadership around the Leadership Compass
  • Conclusions


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack and study bag containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 4 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

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 4 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

You can read more about NCFE and our awarding bodies here: Awards

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What are the entry requirements for this course?

It is recommended that you have studied Human Resources Level 3 or similar before progressing to this Level 4 course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • FREE NUS card worth £12.00
  • FREE student record bag
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price! 

Q: What do I do if I have any further questions?

For further information, please contact us.

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