Human Resources Management Level 4

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The perfect follow-on from our Level 3 certification in Human Resources or a great way for anyone already working in the field to expand their skill set and potential for promotion, this course gives you the skills and leadership abilities you’ll need to perform a senior HR role at any company.


Human Resources Management Level 4

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Our Human Resource Management Level 4 qualification enables you to conveniently study at home and learn about leadership, management and organisational values as well as many other skills that meet the increasing demands from businesses for effective human resource management.

Studying this course will give you an understanding of the effects of conflict in the workplace and teach you to recognise personality types as well as different leadership styles in an organisation.

This course will assist your progression into a senior HR role whilst offering you the freedom to work at your own pace.

Your course materials will be delivered directly to you by email or post for your convenience and we have a team of friendly, experienced tutors to help and support you throughout the course.

Once your coursework is complete, simply send your assignments by email to your tutor.

Enrol today to equip yourself with greatly demanded skills that will boost your career opportunities and lead to long term success.

Course Units

Unit 1: The Role of Human Resources in an Organisational Structure

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • HRM within Organisational Structures
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of a Human Resources Job
  • Soft vs Hard HRM

Unit 2: Recruitment and Selection

  • Identifying a Gap in Personnel
  • Defining the Requirements of the Role
  • Attracting Candidates
  • Processing Applications
  • Interviewing and Selecting Candidates

Unit 3: Offers, Contracts and the Onboarding Process

  • Onboarding Process, Step by Step
  • Making an Offer
  • Written Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Contract Essentials
  • Getting to Know and Understand New Employees

Unit 4: Reward and Benefits

  • An Introduction to Pay
  • PAYE and Payroll Management
  • The Differences Between Reward and Total Reward

Unit 5: Performance Management, Disciplinaries and Grievances

  • Setting Goals
  • Measuring Performance
  • How to Approach Performance Reviews
  • Managing Poor Performance and Tackling Unwanted Behaviour
  • Grievances

Unit 6: Managing People and Employee Development

  • Why Soft HR Management Matters
  • Motivation Theories
  • Coaching, Training and Professional Development
  • A Positive Workplace Culture

Unit 7: Retention

  • Labour Turnover
  • The Employment Cycle
  • How to Lose People
  • Advantages of Retention

Unit 8: Absence and Employee Health and Well-being

  • Putting Health at the Heart of HR
  • Ethics
  • Beyond Reasonable Adjustments
  • Absence and Absenteeism

Unit 9: Terminating Employment

  • Reasons for Employment Termination
  • Dismissal Rights
  • Redundancy and Final Pay


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

This course, which takes around 120 hours to complete, can be started at any time and you have an entire year to complete it. This means that you can progress at your own pace without the worry of deadlines.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge of Human Resources is required for this course. You do not need a work placement or any other qualifications to start this course either.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


You will receive all course materials by email or post. Our expert tutors and student support team can be contacted by email at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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