BTEC HND in Business ( Human Resources)

BTEC HND in Business ( Human Resources)

This course will start in February 2015, with pre-enrolments starting on the 14th December. Developed to give you a thorough grounding in Business, Oxford Learning College is pleased to offer our Pearson accredited level 5 Higher National Certificate (HND) in Business.

Overview

Unit 1: The Business Environment

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This unit will give students an understanding of how different organisations operate as well as the different relationships between businesses and operating environments, ranging in scale from the local to global. This unit will also discuss the role and influence of stakeholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the organisational purposes of businesses
  • Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate
  • Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment
  • Be able to assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities

 

 

Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

 

This unit will help learners to develop an understanding of how to identify, locate and utilise sources of finance for a Business. Students will also develop skills that will allow interpretation of financial information to assist decision-making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the sources of finance available to a business
  • Understand the implications of finance as a resource within a business
  • Be able to make financial decisions based on financial information
  • Be able to evaluate the financial performance of a business

 

 

Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

 

This unit examines both group and individual behaviour, exploring how the behaviour of the workforce is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation. Covering both large and small organisations, this unit will help students understand how culture can change and be adapted.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between organisational structure and culture
  • Understand different approaches to management and leadership
  • Understand ways of using motivational theories in organisations
  • Understand mechanisms for developing effective teamwork in organisations

 

 

Unit 4: Marketing Principles

 

This unit will help provide students with skills and understanding of basic marketing concepts and principles. Beginning with the definitions or marketing, students will move onto learning how to analyse marketing needs at both macro and micro levels before learning how to develop a marketing mix that meets the requirements of the business.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and process of marketing
  • Be able to use the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Understand the individual elements of the extended marketing mix
  • Be able to use the marketing mix in different contexts

 

 

Unit 5: Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

 

This unit will give students an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort. There is a particular focus on the creation and operation of contracts in a business environment. Students will also study the obligations created by a contract, as well as the options in resolving an unfulfilled contract.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context
  • Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations
  • Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities
  • Be able to apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situations

 

 

Unit 6: Business Decision Making

 

This unit helps students to learn about techniques of data gathering and storage. The unit then goes on to discuss analysis and presentation of information to facilitate decision making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to use a variety of sources for the collection of data, both primary and secondary
  • Understand a range of techniques to analyse data effectively for business purposes
  • Be able to produce information in appropriate formats for decision making in an organisational context
  • Be able to use software-generated information to make decisions in an organisation.

 

 

Unit 7: Business Strategy

 

This unit will help students to understand how a business can develop and put into action strategic plans. This requires students to understand the probably future outcomes of the business’ industry and to develop plans accordingly.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the process of strategic planning
  • Be able to formulate a new strategy
  • Understand approaches to strategy evaluation
  • Understand how to implement a chosen strategy

 

 

Unit 8: Research Project

 

This unit is designed to help develop a student’s skills of critical analysis and research. The project can be of direct relevance to both the course and individual personal development. By the conclusion of this unit, students will understand the theoretical background of conducting research, but will also have practical experience in carrying out a significant research project.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to formulate a research specification
  • Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the research outcomes
  • Be able to present the research outcomes

 

 

Unit 9: Business Psychology

 

Building on the previous unit, Organisations and Behaviour, this unit teaches students about how individual differences in staff members can affect the workplace dynamic and how to reduce negative impacts caused by organisational change.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different perspectives in occupational psychology
  • Understand the role of psychology in the assessment of individual differences in the workplace
  • Be able to apply knowledge of impact of change in business
  • Understand the impact of culture and climate on performance

 

 

Unit 10: Business Ethics

 

This unit introduces learners to the concept of business ethics and helps to describe its relevance in the modern working environment. Covering corporate social responsibility, this unit delves into human resources management, accounting and marketing.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand different ethical perspectives in business
  • Understand business objectives from an ethical perspective
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Be able to assess a current ethical issue in a business

 

 

Unit 11: Human Resource Management

 

This unit is an introduction to the concepts of Human Resource Management in the United Kingdom, with particular focus on recruitment, retention and cessation. Whether you are experienced in HR and are seeking a refresher, or are new to the field and need an introduction, this unit sets you up for the remainder of the course.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between personnel management and human resource management
  • Understand how to recruit employees
  • Understand how to reward employees in order to motivate and retain them
  • Know the mechanisms for the cessation of employment

 

 

Unit 12: Managing Human Resources

 

Following on from the introductory unit, the second specialist unit of the Human Resources pathway aims to further develop the student’s understanding of the theory and practice of the management of Human Resources. With a focus on recent developments in legislation, this unit also looks at issues that affect performance at work, such as illness and absenteeism.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different perspectives of human resource management
  • Understand ways of developing flexibility within the workplace
  • Understand the impact of equal opportunities in the workplace
  • Understand approaches to human resources practices in organisations

 

 

Unit 13: Human Resources Development

 

The third unit on the Human Resources pathway, this unit focuses on developing the skills for creating and administering training. Covering a range of different training methods, students will learn how to select the most appropriate training after considering the goals of management, the cost of training and the current skill level of the staff.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand learning theories and learning styles
  • Be able to plan and design training and development
  • Be able to evaluate a training event
  • Understand government-led skills development initiatives.

 

 

Unit 14: Employee Relations

 

This unit aims to introduce students to how good employee relations can impact the success of a business and the changes to how businesses approach employee relations. Covering the impact of legislation, this unit also covers the resolution of industrial conflict.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the context of employee relations against a changing background
  • Understand the nature of industrial conflict and its resolution
  • Understand collective bargaining and negotiation processes
  • Understand the concept of employee participation and involvement

 

 

Unit 15: Employment Law

 

Building on previous units, the Employment Law portion of the course will give students an understanding of the laws that are related to individual employment rights, discrimination and health and safety.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the sources, institutions and enforcement systems for individual employment rights
  • Understand the nature and scope of the employment relationship in its legal and business context
  • Be able to apply the legal provisions concerned with discrimination and health and safety in a legal and business context
  • Understand the impact on the employment relationship of the developing law in the areas of human rights and data protection legislation

 

 

Unit 16: Project Management for Business

 

This unit aims to provide students with the understanding and skills related to project management, including principles of project management, methodologies and management techniques. Students learn how to plan, set up, control and execute a project, whist considering organisational factors such as human resources.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand project management principles
  • Be able to manage a project’s human resources
  • Be able to apply project processes and procedures

Course Fee

£3,500.00

 

BTEC HND in Business - Human Resources

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