Business Level 4 – Human Resource Management

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 – Human Resource Management

Tecol Unit Code: L4B-B03
BTEC Code: J/618/5035
Format: On-line
Award: Level 4 Unit
Accreditation: Pearson
Study + Assessment Time: 60 + 90 Hours


People are the lifeblood of any organisation and the ability to attract, recruit and retain talented staff is critical to the success of any organisation, whether in business, in voluntary organisations or in government. Human Resource Management (HRM) provides organisations with the principles, knowledge and behaviours to focus people-management activities on supporting and enhancing organisational success and performance.

This unit will give students the knowledge and skills associated with Human Resource (HR) occupational roles at either a generalist level, for example HR Assistant/HR Advisor/Business Partner, or more specialist roles in areas such as recruitment, talent acquisition and performance and reward management. Students will explore the nature and scope of HRM and the organisational context of people management, including recruitment and retention, training and development, reward systems, employment relations and associated legislative frameworks.

The aim of the unit is to enable students to understand and be able to apply principles of effective HRM in order to enhance sustainable organisational performance and contribute to organisational success, holding business outcomes and people outcomes in equal balance. Students will apply HR practices in a work related context, utilising their knowledge and practising skills and behaviours in relevant professional areas, including resourcing, talent planning and recruitment, learning and development and employee engagement.

On completion of the unit, students will understand the purpose and scope of HRM activities. They will be able to apply a range of people-management skills to enhance the performance of an organisation by finding solutions to people-related problems.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit the student will be able to:

LO1 Explain the impact of the role of HRM in creating sustainable organisational performance and contributing to business success

LO2 Assess the contribution of HRM in recruiting and retaining talent and skills to achieve business objectives

LO3 Examine how external and internal factors can affect HRM decision making in relation to organisational development

LO4 Apply HRM practices in a work-related context for improving sustainable organisational performance.