SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

Whether you are an existing or aspiring human resource practitioner this course is the perfect opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you will need in order to carry out managerial tasks effectively within a variety of organisations.  


Year one of the HND in Human Resource Management (HRM) will provide you with a key understanding of people management. You will develop skills and knowledge in technical HRM areas as well as prepare for employment in the industry. Year two of the HND involves more advanced research and analytical skills and requires much more independent study and teamwork. The specific aim of this course is to develop your skills, knowledge, understanding and application of main theories and more complex issues of HRM; develop a range of core and transferable skills essential within HRM, and be prepared to progress onto the further study of HR Management at a university.

This course will be delivered using a blended learning model. You will have in-class theory bases lessons with some classes being delivered online. You should have access to a PC, Desktop Computer or tablet. 

What You Will Learn
  • Human Resource Management: Introduction
  • Individual Employment Relations: Law and Practice
  • Continuing Professional Development: Introduction
  • Human Resource Management: An Introduction to Finance
  • Recruitment Selection and Induction
  • Interviewing skills
  • Human Resource Management: The Business Context
  • Learning and Development: An Introduction
  • I.T. in Business
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Presentation Skills
  • HRM: Employee Rewward
  • Relations: Law
  • Research Methods in Human Resource Management
  • Employee Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Human Resource Management: The International Context
  • HRM: Performance Management
  • HRM Supporting Organisational Change
  • Employee Relationship Management
  • HRM: an introduciton to finance
Entry Requirements
  • Year one (HNC): Minimum of two Highers or equivalent, appropriate work experience  
  • Year two (HND): You must have passed all 15 credits at HNC level or all 12 credits if you are a student from the January start fast-track HNC 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed throughout the year through written and practical assignments 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you
Progression And Articulation Routes


  • Direct entry into the third year of Edinburgh Napier University B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management with Human Resource Management 
  • Direct entry into the third year of Edinburgh Napier University B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management 
  • Direct entry into the third year of Edinburgh Napier University B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management with Entrepreneurship 









Career Opportunities
  • Employment in resourcing training and development  
  • HR officer 
  • HR adviser within Public and Private 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

Scott came to College to change his career following an injury which prevented him from working in his previous role. Following three years of study, he graduated and was awarded the Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality and Business, and has already started working as a HR Administrator for NHS Education. Scott says: 


“Returning to education with three children and a mortgage seemed crazy yet, it was the best option I had. The best thing about studying at Edinburgh College was the culture and the people. The course and the teaching were centred on the students which made learning effective and enjoyable. It created a cohesive team-like environment in which I made many friends.” 


Read more of our student stories here

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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