Human Resource Management Level 4 and 5

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Human Resource Management Level 4 and 5 online course

This combined Level 4 and 5 Diploma aims to develop your human resources knowledge and supplements it further with business management skills. You’ll focus on the resources available in medium to large organisations and how to use these for optimum output.

You’ll complete your course feeling prepared for a career managing the human resources operation within a host of sectors. This means you can have a career working within an organisation aligned with your own personal interests.

Delivered by Oxbridge in partnership with OBS, this Level 4 and 5 combined course is the equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree. After completing your course, you’ll have the opportunity to advance onto the final year at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Bring business knowledge and human resource management together with an accredited qualification that can open doors to where you want to be. You’ll study online with ongoing support from your personal tutor, enabling you learn at your pace while still having expert guidance at each stage.

You’ll follow the 610/3126/4 syllabus set by the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB) at Level 4 and the Qualifi 601/6049/4 syllabus for Level 5, both of which are Ofqual-recognised qualifications.

Progress with Oxbridge and advance your career.

What you will learn

  1. Level 4, Unit 1: Culture and the organisation

    This first module introduces you to what is meant by ‘organisational culture’ and the influence it has on daily operation.

  2. Level 4, Unit 2: Developing interpersonal skills

    You’ll understand why interpersonal skills are required by managers and leaders holding different responsibilities. You’ll learn how to develop these for improved performance and business outcomes.

  3. Level 4, Unit 3: Managing and rewarding performance

    Here, you’ll learn what is meant by effective performance management and how it can be used to improve overall performance through discipline and reward policies.

  4. Level 4, Unit 4: Managing ethically

    In this module, you’ll develop your understanding of the ethical issues business managers face and how to make ethical decisions in the context of regulations and legal requirements.

  5. Level 4, Unit 5: Managing people in organisations

    Here, you’ll expand your knowledge of why training people is important and what the best methods for team training are within an organisation.

  6. Level 4, Unit 6: Motivating and influencing people

    Building on the previous module, you’ll learn the various methods for motivation, both on an individual and team-wide basis.

  7. Level 4, Unit 7: Organisation structures

    Learn the factors that shape an organisation’s structure, why businesses are structured in certain ways and how these structures influence management strategy.

  8. Level 4, Unit 8: Recruitment and CPD

    Determine the unique recruitment needs of an organisation and how companies attract and select potential candidates. You’ll also learn the legal aspects of employment contracts and how to facilitate personal development.

  9. Level 4, Unit 9: Strategic human resource development

    This module explores the importance of strategic HRM. You’ll develop your knowledge of various factors impacting the labour market, the legalities of terminating employment, and advancing your awareness of the different types of discrimination.

  10. Level 4, Unit 10: Working in teams

    This final Level 4 module develops your understanding of teamwork and the principles underpinning an effective team, including membership and leadership.

  11. Level 5, Unit 1: The entrepreneurial manager

    This first Level 5 module explores the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

  12. Level 5, Unit 2: Organisation structures

    You’ll understand why organisations are structured in a certain way and what determines an optimum business structure, using numerous models and key theories.

  13. Level 5, Unit 3: Practical accounting analysis

    In this module, you’ll complete a series of accounting exercises to understand the information these can present and how to conduct the analysis that is needed.

  14. Level 5, Unit 4: Business planning and goal setting

    You’ll address key questions within a business’s goal-setting and aim to create clear plans to achieve vital objectives.

  15. Level 5, Unit 5: Politics and business

    Here, you’ll understand the influence politics plays in business and how helps and hinders operations.

  16. Level 5, Unit 6: Business Law

    This module introduces you to the statutory responsibilities of managers and the legal requirements of individual business executives.

  17. Level 5, Unit 7: Managing in today’s world

    This module focuses on the importance of governance and equality and why these are essential when conducting business ethically and responsibly.

  18. Level 5, Unit 8: Performance management

    Here, you’ll understand how businesses grow with their people and explores how measures such as CPD and reward structures are key in this growth.

  19. Level 5, Unit 9: Marketing and sales planning

    This module examines how you can analyse markets, customer data, and competitors, and bring this information together into a cohesive plan.

  20. Level 5, Unit 10: Quantitative skills

    By successfully completing this final Level 5 module, you’ll have complete knowledge of various numeric exercises and how you can use these within the wider context of business.

Awarding Body

Qualifi is a leading 21st century Awarding Organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe serving the needs of learners and employers in the UK and worldwide every year.

The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers is a membership organisation and awarding body providing qualifications in bookkeeping, payroll and finance to members worldwide. Its training qualifications cover a host of areas to broaden knowledge vital for business success.

This online course also carries up to 240 UCAS credits, which are used as part of university applications.

Course Outcome

This combined Level 4 and 5 combined diploma in sales & marketing is the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. You can then progress to complete your degree at one of the UK’s top universities.

How is this course assessed or examined?

This course is made up of a total of 20 modules – 10 at Level 4 and 10 and Level 5. Each of these is assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at level 4 and 8 assignments at level 5).

Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in level 5, you must complete level 4.