Course Outline:

All organisations, small, medium or large, need human resources (HR) support and staff. There are ample job opportunities in Lanarkshire, Glasgow and beyond. The average salary for an HR officer is £30,000 a year, with HR directors earning up to £90,000 a year. This course follows on from the HNC and will prepare you for second year of degree-level study or employment in the industry.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

Direct entry (at the discretion of the university) to third year of a BA (Hons) degree in Human Resource Management

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • 1 Higher plus 3 National 5 awards
  • Relevant group of SQA National Qualifications at SCQF level 5/6
  • Direct entry to second year requires an HNC in Human Resource Management, with a minimum of 14 credits and an A/B in graded unit 1
  • Foundation apprenticeship in a relevant subject
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • A keen interest in the subject area
  • If English is not your first language, ESOL at an appropriate level or IELTS or equivalent with an entry score of 5.5 or above
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year

Career Progression:

This course prepares candidates for a wide range of employment opportunities such as:

  • employment relations
  • employee resourcing
  • training and development

Job roles for successful candidates include:

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Officer – across private and public sector organisations and industry.

Other Information:

This course forms a strong basis to assist candidates who wish to undertake professional HRM qualifications with CIPD

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in human resources. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the field.

What Will I Study?

You’ll learn about employee resourcing and talent management, research methods, performance management, business culture and strategy, finance, managing people, and legislation about collective employment relations. You’ll learn through work placement, groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Ongoing assessment through a range of practical activities, candidate folios, self-evaluation, planning and review using secure SQA assessment support packs. Open-book project-based graded unit assessment.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

This course will refine your knowledge, experience and skills gained at HNC level, to help you progress straight into a human resources role or third year of a degree at university. You’ll learn from experts in the human resources field, including guest speakers, and be connected into the sector by staff with extensive experience of the profession.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

Group information session followed by one-to-one interview.