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
601/8365/2: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Human Resource Management)
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 Fees: £6,165 per year
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, June 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
Human Resources Manager
How to apply
Higher National Diploma (HND)
From choosing the desired course to selecting the right pathway, writing your personal statement to submit the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the application process. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.
Step 1: Consultation appointment.
Step 2: Academic interview. If you are applying to study for an HND with Regent College Higher Education, you will need to attend an admissions interview. Your recruitment advisor can book your interview and help you prepare for it. But don’t worry. The interview is your chance to tell us why you want to study at Regent College Higher Education. It is not a test of your interview skills.
Step 3: Submitting your application. Complete your paper-based application and submit it to our Admissions Team.
You have done the hard work. So what’s next? Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from us to acknowledge your application.
Once we have all the necessary information regarding your application, we will make a final decision. If you are offered a place, the offer may be ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. If you have been accepted onto the course, you will then receive your joining instructions and more information about starting your studies.
If your results don’t meet the conditions of your offer, don’t panic! We aim to be accessible to all students and sometimes the admissions criteria can be based on experience, rather than qualifications. Contact our admissions team if your grades are not what you expected.