Is This for You?

This diploma is for those who want to take on an assistant role within an HR department. Ideal if you hold a longer term ambition to work as an HR Manager, it will give you a great foundation of skills to start to look for assistant positions.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 160 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
160 hours or 6 weeks full-time study

About This Diploma

This diploma is for those who want to take on an assistant role within an HR department. Ideal if you hold a longer term ambition to work as an HR Manager, it will give you a great foundation of skills to start to look for assistant positions.

Our HR Assistant Diploma has been developed to give you the professional skills you need to get a job within any HR department or take on HR duties and succeed.

Within any organization, it’s the people who make the biggest difference to its overall success –– especially if they are motivated, highly valued and supported in their roles. So it’s of paramount importance that people wishing to have HR responsibilities are highly skilled. Our HR Assistant diploma will train you across a broad range of skills, including understanding the principles of HR and advanced business software skills.

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Aims and Objectives

The HR Assistant Diploma will provide you a strong foundation to take your career in any direction –– be it in a broad HR role or moving into specialist areas, such as employment law, payroll, or training and development.

Courses Included

In addition to the core courses shown below, you will also study Team Leadership, Successful Hiring, The Legal Aspects of Interviewing, Mentoring and Effective Performance Appraisals.

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You don’t need to hold any specific qualifications before beginning this diploma training.

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

HR is a unique role, which is guided by specific rules and regulations. From the position of HR Assistant you could progress to become an HR Manager or run your own HR consultancy business.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.