OTHM LEVEL 7 DIPLOMA IN
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Postgraduate level qualifications

120 credits (online)

Ofqual Qualification Number: 603/5897/X

Course description

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification is to provide learners with the skills and understanding in human resource management (HRM) that align with good strategic decision making to maintain organisations’ competitive advantage. Learners acquire knowledge through an integrated approach of theory in human resource management and practice using real-time activities. Successful completion of this qualification will develop learners’ strategic human resource management and leadership skills and their ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy. The Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification, you must possess:

1. An honours degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification

2. Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

3. Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

4. English requirements: As this qualification is taught in English, you must have an appropriate level of English for entry onto the OTHM qualifications. If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page. If you do not hold any certificate, LSBE will provide you with an English Level Test for free. Please contact us.

 

Equivalence

The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and students will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with a university to achieve a full masters programme.

 

Qualification Structure and Content

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units:

Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits) 

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of how effective strategic management of human resources supports the achievement of organisational objectives in different contexts. The learner will also learn the process of analysing external and internal factors that affects an organisation and how the contextual factors are used to develop an effective HR strategy. Consideration is given to the contribution of strategic human resource management to competitive advantage and organisational growth.

Engagement of Employees and Organisational Learning (20 credits) 

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of contemporary issues in the Engagement of Employees, Organisational Learning, people management and development. Learners will examine and critically evaluate the purpose and objectives of human resource management and designing and implementation of HR action plans for promoting employee engagement and organisational performance.

Leadership Development and Performance Management (20 credits) 

This unit aims to develop learners’ strategic leadership and management knowledge and skills. The learners will also learn the role of leadership and management in enhancing teamwork, effective communication and organisational performance. The unit reflects the nature of the roles and competences relevant at a strategic level.

Global Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management (20 credits) 

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the principles and practices of resourcing, Global talent management, performance and reward management in corporate contexts. Learners will acquire both theoretical and practical understanding of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal and related aspects of Global talent management. The learners will also learn the diverse approaches to effective reward and performance management in the global context.

Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law (20 credits) 

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the key principles that underpin Managing Employment Relations. The learners will develop an understanding of employee relation & Employment Law and their purpose, specifically focusing on recruitment and selection legislation and the employment protection provided for different types of organisation.

Business Research Methods (20 credits)

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of research principles including the formulation of research proposals, literature reviews, referencing, data collection using interviews and surveys, questionnaire design, statistical analysing using SPSS, qualitative data, and methods for drawing conclusions from the analysed data.

Duration and delivery

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management is designed to be delivered over one academic year if you chose to study full-time, however, it is also flexible to accommodate part-time and distance learning. At LSBE, the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management is taught through online learning (Learning Management System and weekly live webinars).

 

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the students have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the student's overall achievement has been arrived at.

 

Progression

Successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this OTHM qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), students are eligible to progress to a Master's top-up at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing. For more information visit the OTHM University Progressions page.

 

Technical requirements

As this qualification is taught through a distance learning format, you will be studying online. Therefore, you must have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a broadband internet connection.