This unit develops your understanding of the important contribution that accurate data can make to the HR or L&D function. The unit is intended to span the remit of data management for all areas including but not limited to HR planning, recruitment and selection, performance and reward management, absence management, disciplinary and grievance procedures and electronic record management for L&D.
Foundation Level qualifications are perfect if you want to acquire a wide range of relevant practical skills in HR. With ICS Learn you have the opportunity to study individual awards to either start or top up your HR knowledge.
Structure of Qualification
To achieve a Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials, you need a total of between 2 and 12 credits. The Foundation Award in HR Essentials in Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resource Information has 2 credits.
The learning outcomes for this unit are shown below. By the end of the unit, you will be able to:
This is a Level 3 Foundation programme and is broadly equivalent, in terms of level, to an A-Level programme of study.
The Foundation Level Awards in Human Resources Essentials are for:
As all the units form part of the Foundation Certificate / Diploma in Human Resource Practice, you can also use your Award to work towards meeting the knowledge requirements for CIPD professional membership by taking additional units to achieve the full Foundation Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice.
On completion, you'll receive a CIPD Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials.
Assessment for this unit is by way of written case study.
Because we're experts in online learning, we offer all the support you need along the way. You'll receive access to online study materials that have been specially designed for online learning by experts in your fields of study, and have access to both your tutors and mentor online and over the phone.
You'll also be part of the ICS Learn Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students.
You will also receive the following e-book: Human Resource Practice, by Martin, Whiting and Jackson.
You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan. Our CIPD course advisors will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Please note that CIPD fees are additional to course fees.
CIPD membership is not necessary when studying for an Award in Human Resources Essentials, although there is a one-off payment of £30 to CIPD.