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HR Essentials:

Get into Human Resources with this short, self-paced training course, a module from our Business IT Diploma With Personnel/HR diploma course.

You'll take your first step into the fast moving world of the Human Resources department and a job in HR, learning the basics of employment law and strategy.

Course Content

You'll need to invest approximately 12 hours of self-paced study time at our Pitman Training Centre in High Holborn, or from home, where you'll work through 4 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: The importance of the Personnel Department, company case studies, methods of recruitment, methods of applying for jobs, reviewing application forms.
  • Lesson 2: Legal responsibilities as an interviewer, preparing for interviews, setting up an interviewee database, questioning techniques.
  • Lesson 3: Preparing for a new employee, inducting a new employee, understanding the need for training, what to include in a training session.
  • Lesson 4: Contracts of employment, personnel records, terms and conditions of employment, disciplinary action, procedures for dealing with leavers

How We Train

This is a self-paced introductory course on Human Resources.

It takes around 12 hours to complete, and can be studied at our training centre in Holborn, or from home via distance learning.

You'll work through the course in your own time, with an audio guide and a workbook - our expert training team are on hand in the centre if you have any questions, and can be reached via email or phone if you study from home.

Our training centre operates flexible opening hours, which include daytimes, evenings and Saturdays, so it's really easy to study in between work or other commitments.

Book today and get started tomorrow, or whenever suits you!

Additional entry requirements


Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

12 hours



Virtual help:

Monday to Friday, in line with centre

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Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

per course

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