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Human Resources Level 3

Course Code: OSC1027
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Take your career in a new direction with a flexible home learning course. You'll learn all the skills needed to pursue a career in Human Resources.

  • Join the modern and growing industry of Human Resources.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the principles of HR management.
  • Learn techniques and good practice for Human Resources administration.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, 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 de delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment has never been so easy.

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!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Human Resources - Strategy and Roles
    • Management of infrastructure and employee contribution
    • Management of transformation and change
    • McKinsey's 7-S model
    • HR strategy
    • Influencing business strategy
    • Development strategy
    • The skills of HR professionals
    Unit 2: Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding
    • Recruitment - Application forms and CVs
    • Selection - Interviews and using tests
    • Onboarding - Inductions
    Unit 3: Employee Engagement
    • Career development
    • Conflict
    • The voice of the employee
    • Harassment and bullying
  • Unit 4: Working Together
    • People's perceptions of each other
    • Influences
    • Behaviours
    • Personality
    • Attitudes - Extraversion and Introversion
    • Psychological types
    Unit 5: Working Talent and Performance Management
    • Key principles
    • Motivation
    • Setting goals
    • Expectations
    • Keeping records
    • Performance and development (PDR) review
    • The structure of the PDR form
    • Types of performance
    Unit 6: Management Development
    • What is management development?
    • Different kinds of management development
    • What is management development trying to achieve?
    • Justification and evaluation
    • Designing learning

Other Information

  • Course Duration

    Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. This course will take around 120 hours to complete.


    The course will take the form of a series of written assignments which are submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail or email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

This course does not require any previous skills.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Each module is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "Freedom to study around work"

    - Chanelle Harvey, Wolverhampton

    Studying online gives a bit of freedom to study around work and being a single mother. I study the course to move foward into a better position at work.

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