The Level 3 Diploma in Effective Human Resources is for those who wish to work within a Human Resources role.

The role of human resources is important to support the sustainability and growth of business through ensuring that the staffing resources are in place in order to support the business’s strategic vision and strategy.

The qualification develops knowledge and skills in the core strands of the HR role and looks to further develop this through an understanding of the part technology can play in the HR function, how the HR role can support the creation of an innovative and creative culture and also how to deal with potentially challenging situations involving the risk of aggression within the workplace.

For more information read the Statement of Purpose

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/8448/6
Qualification Level 3
Credit Value 37 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 185 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 340 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure Learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations March 1, 2016
Last Date for Starts January 31, 2021
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is required in order to deliver this qualification

The internal quality assurance qualification is required in order to quality assure this qualification

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place

Progression Routes

Those who complete this qualification may wish to undertake other SFEDI Awards qualifications further details of which can be found on our website.

SFEDI Awards offers a range of qualifications which explore the further development of enterprise skills and knowledge.


Below you will find further details relating to the qualification and also the necessary paperwork for your approved centre to add it to your centre offer. If you require further information or would like guidance please contact the SFEDI Awards Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to help you.

Qualification Specification
SFEDI Awards Fees and Prices
Additional Qualification Application Form
Staff Matrix Update Form


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