Organisations achieve success by building a team of motivated people. Employees must feel valued and supported in their roles. HR professionals are vital to businesses because they help them achieve these goals. Pitman Training offers both online and in-centre HR courses to help you succeed in an HR career.

Explore our HR Courses

HR Courses

HR Assistant Diploma

This diploma will give you a broad range of skills, including the principles of HR and advanced business software skills.

HR Courses

HR Essentials

HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. You'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity…

Business Management Courses

Conflict Management

This one-day seminar is for people who wish to increase their effectiveness in dealing with conflict situations.

What will I learn in an HR Manager Course?

HR managers deal with recruitment, remunerations, staff training, and development. They handle employee relations, industrial relations, and organisational development on a daily basis. To succeed, they must know the key principles of HR and have advanced computer software skills. An HR manager course will help you build your skills to become an HR professional. HR courses also help to enhance your current HR position.

Some of the most important concepts to learn as an HR professional are HR Principles and Practice. Our HR training courses and diploma cover this area with both entry-level and advanced studies. Other useful areas covered are Payroll Courses and Touch Typing Courses. We also have courses in Effective Business Communication and Microsoft Office. These comprehensive courses will prepare you for completing HR tasks in your career.

We may live in the age of automation, but HR professionals have become more important than ever. As the competition for talent increases, HR managers continue to create a healthy work environment. We will teach you the knowledge required to resolve HR issues in a company. You should choose HR courses at Pitman Training for several reasons:

  • Employers respect our programmes. Studying HR with Pitman Training gives your CV a competitive edge.
  • We offer both in-centre and HR online courses. This means you can study at home, at work, or in our training centres. HR courses are flexible using our online learning platform myPitman.
  • HR online courses allow you to learn key concepts and improve your CV on your own schedule.
  • Pitman HR course advisors will support you throughout your training. They are available for course help whether you are studying online or in-centre.

HR administration courses distance learning or in-centre

Pitman is sure to have something to suit your HR training needs. Other beneficial courses that complement HR training include Project Management and Team Leadership.

Working in HR is a fulfilling job and demands a high level of responsibility and knowledge. If you are new to HR and want to cover all the fundamentals, we offer a full HR diploma programme. This diploma will get you up to speed with the latest HR practices. We also offer an HR essentials course to teach you fundamental HR skills. If you are looking to enhance your HR career, we offer a range of related courses and seminars, such as conflict resolution, to augment your skillset. HR training will help you become even more valuable to employers worldwide.

Whether you are looking to start an HR career or boost your current one, Pitman has an HR training programme for you. You can choose from online courses or in-centre trainingGet in touch with one of our experienced training experts today. They are ready to help you start your career journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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