HR Essentials Training Programme

Propel yourself to success in the workplace

The HR Essentials Training Programme can be completed as a whole programme or individual modules, and is designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced workplace. Through this programme, you’ll learn how to navigate key HR functions, such as recruitment and hiring, employee training and development, performance management, and employee relations.

Over 6 consecutive days, arranged in a block or over a number of weeks/months, the course programme provides a practical and focussed introduction to the foundations required to become an effective HR practitioner in any workplace. By completing this course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform HR responsibilities effectively, ensuring your organisation operates compliantly, fairly, and with a positive workplace culture.

At A Glance:

  • 6 Days
  • Max 12 delegates
  • In-person programme delivery
  • Public open course or bespoke in-house booking options
  • £1300 + VAT per delegate


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Course Overview

HR Essentials Training Programme Content

The following five modules of the course programme will help you develop the knowledge and confidence to support and manage HR effectively within your organisation, ensuring that you are equipped to handle any HR challenges that come your way. 

Introduction To HR Module – 2 Days

Providing a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and principles of human resources management, this module covers the essential functions of HR, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, and employee engagement. By the end of this module, participants will have a solid foundation in HR and understand the critical role of HR in organisational success.

Absence Management Module – 1 Day

This module focuses on managing employee absences from work, whether planned or unplanned. It covers the legal requirements and policies related to absences, including sick leave, disability, and time off for dependents. Participants will learn how to handle employee absences effectively while minimising the impact on the organisation.

Managing Workplace Wellbeing Module  – 1 Day

Focusing on creating a healthy and supportive work environment that promotes employee well-being, this module covers the key factors that impact employee well-being, such as stress, mental health, and work-life balance. Participants will learn how to identify and address workplace wellbeing issues and develop strategies to support employee wellbeing.

Conducting Investigations Module – 1 Day

Providing practical guidance on conducting investigations in the workplace, this module covers the legal requirements and best practices for conducting investigations into misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and other workplace issues. Participants will learn how to conduct thorough and objective investigations and handle sensitive situations with professionalism.

Disciplinary and Grievance Hearings Module – 1 Day

Focusing on handling disciplinary and grievance hearings effectively, this module covers the legal requirements and best practices for managing disciplinary and grievance procedures, including how to conduct investigations, hold hearings, and make decisions. Participants will learn how to handle challenging situations and make fair and objective decisions.

The EST HR Advantage:

How we deliver the HR Essentials Training Programme

Practical and Comprehensive Course Content

Our programme covers all the essential HR topics, including absence management, workplace wellbeing, conducting investigations, and disciplinary and grievance hearings, ensuring you have a broad and thorough understanding of HR.

CPD Certified Courses

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a CPD accredited certificate that recognises your professional development and ongoing commitment to improving your HR skills and knowledge.

Flexible Delivery

We offer both modular and whole-course programme formats, so you can tailor the programme to suit your specific needs. We also offer on-site and open courses at various locations, providing flexibility in terms of where and when you complete the programme.

Experienced HR Professionals

Our trainers are highly experienced HR professionals with a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise to share.

Affordable & Convenient

Because we’ve bundled the courses into an effective programme, you save more. We also offer on-site training sessions in different locations or personalised in-house training to suit your organisation’s unique needs.

Discount Offers

We offer an exclusive 20% discount on all our courses for EST Retainer clients to help you save on our training courses. In addition, we offer a 50% discount on select courses that require a minimum of 8 delegates or have a total cost of £900 + VAT. 

Introduction To HR Course

This course provides a strong foundation for HR management by covering essential topics such as employment law, recruitment, performance management, employee relations, and legal compliance.

Absence Management Course

Our course covers the process of managing employee absence, including techniques for monitoring and recording absence, managing short-term and long-term absence, and conducting return-to-work interviews.

Employee Wellbeing Course

This course covers the importance of employee wellbeing and provides strategies for promoting wellbeing in the workplace, including techniques for managing stress, promoting work-life balance, and providing mental health support.

Conducting Investigations Course

This course covers the process of conducting investigations, including planning and conducting interviews, gathering and analysing evidence, and preparing a final report.

Managing Disciplinary & Grievance Course

This course provides an overview of disciplinary and grievance procedures and covers how to manage them effectively, including information on conducting investigations, managing hearings, and making fair decisions.

Dealing With Conflict & Having Difficult Conversations Course

Our course covers strategies for managing workplace conflict and having difficult conversations, including techniques for active listening, identifying the root cause of conflict, and developing win-win solutions.

Implementing & Managing Change Course

Our course covers the process of implementing and managing change in the workplace, including techniques for overcoming resistance, managing stakeholders, and communicating change effectively.

Managing Menopause Course

Our course covers the impact of menopause in the workplace and provides strategies for supporting employees going through menopause, including techniques for managing symptoms, providing support, and creating a supportive work environment.

Raising Awareness Of Equality, Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace Course

This course provides an overview of the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and covers how to raise awareness and promote diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
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Book a place on the EST HR Essentials Training Programme today and equip yourself with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in the field of Human Resources.

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