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Getting Qualified To Find A Job You Love

Whether you are looking for a new job, career change or promotion, make 2015 the year you really make a difference by securing your dream job with a professional Human Resources (HR) qualification from Home Learning College.

By putting that you are studying for a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on your CV, you will prove to employers that you have the essential skills and knowledge they are looking for and also demonstrate your commitment and desire to succeed in HR.

How do these courses help you in your career?

As well as equipping you with the knowledge and skills HR employers are looking for, the CIPD qualification syllabus focuses on key transferrable skills that HR professionals will use on a day-to-day basis.

The diverse nature of the course also opens up opportunities to branch out and specialise in HR, Learning and Development and other areas.

With your qualification, you can apply for more senior roles and boost your earnings up to £47,500*. It has been proven that qualified professionals earn £81,000 more than their unqualified peers over a lifetime**.

Not to mention, you can put on your CV that you are studying towards your CIPD qualification immediately after you enrol. You will have a competitive advantage when applying for HR positions; in fact, many job vacancies state that it is essential for candidates to be CIPD qualified.

CIPD Courses

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate – perfect for those interested in entering HR or those already working in HR support, looking to develop their knowledge and skills.

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate – perfect for those looking to build a successful and long-term career in Human Resources, aspiring to a management or senior Human Resources role.

What is online learning really like?

If you want to be able to plan your study towards a professional qualification around work, family and other important commitments, online learning is an ideal option. You can progress at your own pace, whilst sticking to a flexible study framework to ensure you achieve your qualification in 9-12 months.

How it works

When you enrol you will be assigned your course Tutor who will be your main point of contact during your studies. You will be able to access everything you need for your course 24/7, in one place on our Virtual Learning Community (VLC). On the VLC you can:

  • Access Adobe eBooks
  • Join live online classes with your tutor and peers
  • Watch class recordings
  • Contact your tutor
  • Create a personalised study plan
  • Interact with other students via student forums
  • Download useful course/ industry guides
  • Upload your assignments and review feedback
  • Access a wealth of other resources including a Careers Hub
  • Watch our ‘Student Orientation’ video for a better idea:

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    How to break into a career in Human Resources

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    Human resources is a business-strategy aligned function of corporations, designed to assist the organisation in achieving its goals through effective recruitment, development and retention of staff. A good HR function can help a company gain competitive advantage in the market through these practices. In more recent times the function has increased to take on additional areas such as well-being, safeguarding, internal communications, community involvement and corporate social responsibility amongst other areas.

    It remains a valuable area for aspiring professionals to move into and to have a rewarding and challenging career. Jobs within HR tend to be very transferable and many roles have acreditations attached that facilitate this. The roles within HR can be generalist or focused into specialist areas, particularly as an individual’s career and experience develops.

    A starting role will generally operate at the administrative side of HR. This might involve preparing and sending out contracts, administrative paperwork, internal forms, pay reviews and other activities. Employee databases are kept updated and the team will work closely with other functions such as payroll.

    HR administrators will also typically deal with administrative processes for new starters, such as paperwork and induction processes. They will deal with leavers, sickness, disciplinary issues, bonus and pay reviews, maternity, development and other HR areas in similar ways. They will probably be expected to work within an SLA, responding to queries within established timeframes and following strict procedures for administrative records, paper trails and database updating.

    As the HR practitioner develops, they will likely start advising managerial staff on staffing issues, disciplinaries, grievances and more. Trade Union involvement may be a factor, along with changes to HR legislation, involvement with internal communications programmes, internal change programmes and more.

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