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.

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About This Course

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 post or 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) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

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 VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service 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!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to 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, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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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Reviews from people who completed this course...

Human Resources Management Level 4


Mark Davies

For my first time studying out of college this was an eye opener. I completed it in my own time whilst working at my full-time job, the tutor was really good at replying to my assignments which helped massively when completing them at a quicker rate. Thanks Association of Learning for everything.


Hayley Jones

What a fantastic set of tutors that I got when completing my courses with this company. They always marked my work within 48 hours and gave me really positive feedback and suggestions on how to better myself; I really appreciated this as I wanted to get the most out of it and I did by completing the course within 6 months thanks to my tutor.


Fallon Hughes

Gained so much experience from this course, absolutely loved minute of studying and working hard towards the end goal! Will be back for more in the future when I decide which path I would like to take next.


Taz Fouler

This course has been amazing to study over the past few months, and I successfully passed it within a few months all due to the help of my amazing tutor. So glad I chose to go with this learning company over any others because I truly feel that I have gained so much knowledge from this course and have received so much help too.


Fred Whibley

This was my first time using this type of service. I found the online course very easy to follow and was clearly set out. Emails were answered quite quickly from my tutor, usually within a couple of days. It was overall a pleasant way to study. I would recommend this company to others and hopefully in the future use them again.



Just had my final unit of the course assessed and I am so happy just waiting for the qualification certificate now. I would recommend this home learning company to everyone. I started the course in August 2017 and I have loved every minute of completing it. The units are well written and easy to understand and the tutors have given me some great valuable feedback which I took into account. I cant thank the staff enough for all their help, it has been an accomplishment to complete this course and I am so proud of myself for doing all the hard work.


Paul Hill

I wanted to do a HR course and had never studied online before so I felt a bit apprehensive. Finding a trusted company was my main priority, Association of Learning had fantastic reviews and the course itself was of the best quality that I could find. Like anything it’s a risk handing over your money to a company you don’t know anything about but after reading many reviews I decided to book the course. Immediately I received an email welcoming me, within a week I received my coursework folder, then I received a call to see how I was progressing. Great communication!! You are given a year to complete the course and even though I have a family and a part time job I completed within 7 months. I would highly recommend this course and the company.


Kailan Williams

My work was marked really quickly and I could contact my tutor at anytime. This was a great way for me to study as i was able to fit the work in around my job and family. This course has been really interesting and easy to follow as questions were set along side the reading material.
Would definitely recommend this type of study and the company to anyone thinking of doing an online course.


Daniel Ingram

I would highly recommend this course, it didn’t take to long for me to complete and communication was spot on, whenever I needed help the tutor was always on hand to provide an answer to my question. Feedback time far exceeded my expectations and is what enabled me to complete my course in such a timely manner.


Gabrielle Taylor

I found this course incredibly well structured and my tutor was extremely helpful whenever I needed guidance. I would definitely recommend this course to others and I can’t wait to start using the knowledge gained on this course very soon within my job.


Heather Mayfair

This course has really helped me progress with my career and I had a lot of help from my tutor and without her I doubt I would have gotten through this course so thank you for your support and time with this course. I would recommend this course and company to anyone considering a distance learning course.


Mark Dickson

I loved this course!!! My tutor was easily contactable, the staff are very friendly on the phone and email when needed. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family!!
I can finally use my skills learnt to begin my bright career as a counselor!


Ebony Kenworthy

I have been very pleased with the way this course turned out. The work was marked quickly. The constructive helpful feedback from my tutor encouraged me to keep going.
I did do further research for the course, however, the material provided was more than enough for the course to be completed. It was laid out in an easy to read and understand way. I am currently doing another course in business management and intend to use Association of Learning for further courses when I complete my studies.


Charlie Hynes

I was extremely skeptical at first about doing any sort of distance/online learning , however after my experience with association of learning I genuinely feel confident now to do it again. My questions were answered almost instantaneously, the tutor marked the work on time so I can’t complain. They do also offer regulated qualifications which is why I chose them. Honestly be assured these guys do deliver and I am so pleased I decided to go with them. I have just completed my course and am now awaiting my certificate and can’t thank Association of Learning enough for their continued support.


Eileen Jackson

From the beginning I have found all course content very helpful and I found all members of staff that I have come across to be very helpful. I have done other courses online and none have been as helpful or as well written as this course. Highly recommended.


Keely Fairhurst

I really enjoyed this course, feedback and course support has been brilliant. One lady went far beyond her call off duty and I have to give her a great big thank you for all her support.

I am going to look at another course with them in the coming year.
Anyone looking to do distance learning courses I would recommend this company as their content is great and easy to understand, they provide exactly what is expected from distance learning.

Thank you Association of Learning for a great learning experience.


Edward Klose

Superb communication, staff & tutors always ready to help, great material and all work marked by, if not before, deadlines. I will definitely be returning to do more.


Rhys Sheldon

I have never been very good in a class room, exam style situation, but this way I was able to fit the course around my life style. My Tutor was always ready to respond to any questions that I had and I am looking forward to doing more courses in the future.


Tommy Allsop

A excellent course, enjoyed all the way through and learnt so much on the way would recommend this to everyone with any sort of interest in the HR sector. This has also made me think of doing another similar course in the near future.
Thank you all at Association Of Learning.



Enabling me to understand my position better has been very helpful, I had been given the role but had little idea of what I was doing. Strong support and course material exceeded expectations.


Kerry Smith

This course was great! All work books were full of useful information, activities and assignments were well and clearly explained so you knew what was the expected outcome. The certificate arrived promptly once the course was completed. Would definitely reccommend using Association of Learning to do a home learning course, even considering doing another one with them myself.


Shannon Thomas

I completed this course well within the allotted time allowed, i found this course intense and very well structured, having completed the course i feel i have learned what i needed to. It has now given me a taste for more information which is always going to be beneficial and will be of a great help in getting onto the HR ladder. Would recommend 100%.

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