HND in Business (Human Resource Management)
The HND Human Resource Management (HRM) prepares you for employment at an appropriate level in HRM field or progression to higher education/ professional qualifications by helping to develop the underpinning knowledge of theoretical HRM and related concepts.
Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the more complex HRM issues such as employee resourcing, talent management, performance management and research methods in HRM. As well as enhancing self-management skills, there is an emphasis on application of skills and knowledge to the organisation and the business context covering aspects such as organisational behaviour, business strategy, management accounting, marketing essentials, research project, resource and talent planning and employee relations.
Learners on the HND in Business (Human Resource Management) are introduced to the main areas of human resource management, including the human resource management role and function. This knowledge is then built on to give a broader perspective of human resource management practices. Topics covered include the role of training and employee development, including consideration of government skills initiatives; and employment relationships in the UK, including industrial conflict, the resolution of disputes and negotiation.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for managers who need a sound understanding of essential business and management activities or a qualification that is highly respected by employers in all sectors as well as managers who need a degree level business qualification.
Career prospects – HND Human Resource Management
This course prepares candidates for a wide range of employment opportunities in HRM such as employment relations; employee resourcing; training and development. Job roles for successful candidates include HR Administrator; HR Advisor; HR Officer – across private and public sector organisations and industry. Further study and experience in HR will also open up to roles such as Human Resource Manager and HR Business Partner positions.
On completion of the course you will be awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND).
601/8364/0: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Business
UNIT TITLE BLOCK 1 UNIT 1 Business and the business environment UNIT 2 Marketing essentials BLOCK 2 UNIT 3 Human resource management UNIT 4 Management and operations BLOCK 3 OPTIONAL UNIT 8 Innovation and commercialisation OPTIONAL UNIT 9 Entrepreneurship and small business management BLOCK 4 UNIT 5 Management accounting UNIT 6 Managing a successful business project (Pearson set)
601/8365/2: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Human Resource Management)
BLOCK 5 UNIT 12 Organisational behaviour UNIT 32 Business strategy BLOCK 6 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) SPECIALIST UNIT 19 Resource and talent planning BLOCK 7 UNIT 11 Research project (Pearson set) SPECIALIST UNIT 20 Employee relations BLOCK 8 SPECIALIST UNIT 21 Strategic human resource management OPTIONAL UNIT 42 Planning for growth
- GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
- College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A level qualifications; or
- Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.
You may be eligible to join an HND programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.
Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take the Regent College’s Wembley English Academy English language assessment. If you hold IELTS grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.
If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HND Business programme.
Course Duration: Two-year, Full Time
Level: RQF Levels 4 and 5 (240 Credits)
Awarding Body: Pearson
Assessment: Assignments/course work
Mode of Delivery: Full Time
Contact hours: 60 guided learning hours per unit over 40 weeks for all 8 units per year
Progression: Employment or admission into the final year of a bachelor’s degree (subject to fulfilling the required admission criteria)
Method of study: Lectures, seminars, case study analyses, group discussions and tutorials
Intake dates: January, April and September
Campus: Madison House, Wembley
Disclosure: Pathways that do not recruit the required number of students may not run. You will be advised on alternative options if this is the case.
- Human Resources Officer
- Training and Development Officer
- Recruitment Consultant
- Human Resources Manager