Who is this course aimed at?

This course will provide you with a solid foundation of all areas of HR and develop the essential skills and confidence you need to progress your career further.

If you intend to work in either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation. The work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business; working with the business on HR changes

It is suited to individuals who are:


This qualification reflects a wide range of relevant practical skills in human resource practice. They are suited to individuals who:

On successful completion of the qualification, you will:

Entry Requirements

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) - including English and maths. 

Dates and Times

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Course Length

36 weeks.

Course Modules/units

This qualification aims to provide you with:

To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Human Resources, you will study the following modules:

Teaching Method(s)

Candidates will attend York College one day per week for the duration of the course, it will be classroom based with some E-learning through York College Blackboard and Microsoft Teams.


All unit assessment criteria are summatively assessed. Formative assessment is also encouraged within each unit.

Assessment methods may include:

The qualification may be assessed using simulation via a realistic working environment, to reflect a real work setting. You will need to create a portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed and externally moderated. The qualification is a Level 3.



Reasons to choose this course

Outstanding College and learning environment. Highly qualified and accredited tutors.

Skills you will develop

The course can be a valuable introduction to communication skills, critical and thinking skills, interpersonal skills and team working transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.

Course Progression

On completion of the Level 3 candidates can progress their studies further by undertaking higher level studies in human resources or leadership and management. York College offers the HNC/HND Diploma in Business Management as the next step.  

Career Progression

It forms the foundation of a career within the profession, giving the base for further development through a career path within an organisation and/or through the HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship.