Higher National Diploma

International in Business (Human Resource Management)


DeMont Institute of Management and Technology in collaboration with Pearson, offers a promising step forward in the right direction towards building a strong foundation in the study of Human Resources.

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        24 Months

        Course Level

        Level 5





        Programme Overview

        This Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management is a gateway for students to develop thorough understanding of core business process and theories. The program gradually incorporates the influence and significance of the Human Resource department, focusing on their roles and responsibilities that contribute to the smooth functioning of various other business activities. Through the course, students can look forward to acquiring knowledge and skills by methods of critical analysis, case studies and industry exposure.

        Key Features

        • Serves as a doorway into future higher education opportunities
        • Helps build a strong foundation in the study of human resource
        • Aims at addressing key HR related topics
        • BTEC Pearson Certifications offer UK quality of education
        • Students who attain this certification can directly enrol into the third year, saving up to 5 months on completion of their bachelor’s degree giving them an upper hand over the rest.
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          Top Skills you will Learn

          • Resource and recruitment planning
          • Screening and interviewing
          • Recruiting and on-boarding
          • Employee relations management

          Job Opportunities

          • HR Assistant
          • HR Coordinator
          • HR Specialist
          • HR Generalist
          • External Recruiter
          • Team building and management training planner

          Who Is This Programme for?

          This program aims to pave the way for students who wish to pursue higher education and career prospects in the field of human resource. Students who have successfully completed their senior secondary and enrol for a Higher National Diploma in HR. The course is equivalent to completing two years of a bachelor’s degree in HR. Students can consider opting for a third year of a bachelor’s degree post completion of HND in Human Resource.

          Minimum Eligibility

          Students pursuing must have graduated from high-school.

          Level 5 Higher National Diploma International in Business (Human Resource Management)

          Awarding Body : Pearson

          Pearson Education is a British-owned educational publishing and appraisal service for educational institutions and corporations, as well as for students directly. It integrates world-class educational content and evaluation, driven by services and technology, to allow more efficient teaching and customized learning. Their mission is to have a direct partnership with millions of lifelong learners and to link education to the way people aspire to live and work each day. They assume that wherever learning flourishes, people do as well.

          Core Modules

          Module Name Credit
          Business and the Business Environment 15
          Marketing Process and Planning 15
          Human Resource Management 15
          Leadership and Management 15
          Accounting Principles 15
          Managing a Successful Business Project 15
          Organizational Behavior 15
          Innovation and Commercialization 15
          Sales Management 15
          Entrepreneurial Ventures 15
          Business Strategy 15
          Research Project 30

          Specialization Modules

          Unit Name Unit Credit
          Resource and talent Planning 15
          Employee Relations 15
          Strategic Human Resource Management 15

          Key Learnings:

          • Establish a foundation in the study of various business processes
          • Develop an understanding of roles and responsibilities of a human resource professional
          • Acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Human Resources
          • Learn the procedure of talent planning, sourcing, recruiting, and on-boarding
          • Gain knowledge about various strategies of human resource management
          • Understand the importance of employee relations and methods of maintaining them

          Progression and Further Study Opportunities

          An HND can be a valuable asset for your career. Employers appreciate the practical training and workplace experience that it provides, which can help you develop a portfolio of work directly related to your field.

          Additionally, an HND can provide opportunities to explore new career paths or further your education. With an HND, you could pursue higher education such as a bachelor’s degree, postgraduate study, or professional qualifications. It’s worth considering how an HND could enhance your career prospects and personal growth.
          Your HND is a stepping stone to a number of options:

          • Topping up to an honours degree. Topping up is a great option if you want to build on your existing degree and specialize in a particular field. This can help you stand out to potential employers and advance your career.
          • Transferring to an honours degree course in a different subject. Transferring to a different subject can also be an excellent choice if you want to explore a new area of interest or pursue a career change. It’s worth considering these options and exploring the possibilities that an honors degree can offer for your personal and professional growth.

          Once you’ve completed the Pearson BTEC Level 4 & 5 Higher National Diploma, you have an excellent opportunity to further your education by progressing onto degree top-up programs at various higher education providers,
          including top universities in the UK and Middle East such as:

          • Westford University College
          • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
          • Middlesex University Dubai
          • Northwestern University in Qatar
          • University College London Qatar
          • American University Dubai
          • University of Birmingham Dubai
          • Effat University
          • Amity University Dubai
          • Michigan State University
          • New York University Abu Dhabi
          • University of Wollongong Dubai
          • Middlesex University
          • University of Westminster
          • Coventry University
          • De Montfort University
          • University of Sunderland
          • Buckinghamshire New University
          • Northumbria University
          • University of Wolverhampton
          • University of Portsmouth
          • London Metropolitan University
          • Manchester Metropolitan University
          • University of Gloucestershire
          • University of Salford
          • University of Derby
          • University of Lincoln

          If you’re looking to gain a degree, a Higher National Diploma can be an excellent way to get started. It can serve as a stepping stone to university, allowing you to join the final year of a degree program after completing your HND. Additionally, the HND can also prepare you for a career, as the course provides learners with practical and relevant career-related opportunities. Many students have found that having an HND leads to increased pay and better promotion prospects due to the professional focus of the program. Whether you’re interested in pursuing higher education or starting your career, an HND can offer valuable benefits and help you achieve your goals.

          Note: The aforementioned universities have been sourced via the Pearson website. To explore a comprehensive inventory of university options, we advise checking their official site.

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