Human Resources (QQI Level 6)

374.00 229.00

  • Course Fee: Special Offer price Now only: €229
  • Award: QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Human Resources (6N3750).
  • NFQ Credit Value: 15 Credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • No classes to attend.


Course Description

Who should complete this course?

The purpose of this award is for the learner to develop an understanding of human resource management, to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in human resource management principles, to enable the learner to apply these to the planning, organising, implementation, evaluation and revision of human resource management practices, for the attainment of organisational goals.


During this comprehensive course the learner will:

  • study the principles of strategic HRM and aligning it with the companies business strategies and objectives.
  • explore the nature of HR planning strategies for dealing with the current labour market
  • understand the role HR plays in recruitment; training development & performance management; policy & procedure and industrial relations in a business environment
  • apply the principles of motivation and management through the studies of various theorists. The role motivation and performance plays in remuneration, benefits and reward systems
  • be taught how to make informed decisions regarding IT HR systems.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.

Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read.

Course Details


The specific learning outcomes are grouped into seven units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Unit 2: Labour Market
  • Unit 3: Recruitment & Selection, Equality Legislation
  • Unit 4: Motivation & Reward Systems
  • Unit 5: Training & Development
  • Unit 6: HR Admin, IT Systems Policy and Data Protection
  • Unit 7: Industrial / Employee Relations, Employment Law.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 5 Certificate, or Leaving Cert, equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted or emailed to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
  • For more details on participation suitability of this course click here».



This course is assessed through a combination of assignments and a supervised exam. Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment.


Learners are assessed over the duration of this module and will include as follows.

Examination 40%
Project 30%
Skills Demonstration 30%


Examination – Theory
This 2 hour supervised examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes that were covered during the course. The format will be split into 2 sections A & B

Section A:
12 short answer questions. Candidates are required to answer 12 (2 marks each)

Section B:
2 structured questions. Candidates are required to answer 2 (8 marks each)


Candidates are required to carry out a critical evaluation of the recruitment and selection process in an organisation they are familiar with. Requirements: Min 3,000 words and Short presentation of findings on powerpoint. Included will be:

  • Identifying the Labour Market trends that affect work placement
  • The value of job analysis in the work placement
  • Evaluation of the selection method employed by the work placement
  • Evidence that records were maintained throughout the processs
  • Analysis of the impact of relevant legislation when conducting the work placement
  • Critical evaluation of the recruitment & selection process in the work place.


Skills Demonstration
Candidate is asked to conduct a skills analysis on a group or team that they are familiar with. The Learner will be asked to:

  • Identify a common training need.
  • Design a programme to meet that need.
  • Prepare and deliver the training event.
  • Provide any support material required.
  • Evaluate the training.



Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%


  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Human Resources (6N3750).
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This Human Resources 6N3750 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.

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