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Recruitment Consultant Diploma – CPD Certified

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£34 inc VAT
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No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our Recruitment Consultant Diploma is the best selling Recruitment Diploma and is written by a professional recruitment consultant with over 10 years experience has been given the CPD Certification and is the perfect course for anyone looking to work in the recruitment industry or develop their existing knowledge.

Packed in to 11 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by our experienced recruitment tutors who are there to help you through email 24/7.

Once you pass the multiple choice exam at the end of the course your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1 - Introduction to Recruitment: History, Importance and Implications


  • Importance of hiring good employees

  • Negative effects of not being able to find the right candidates

  • Function and uses of hiring recruitment consultants

  • Benefits of hiring recruitment consultants for job seekers

  • Plus much more...

Module 2 - Sales and Selling in the Recruitment Industry


  • Sales and selling techniques for the recruiting sector

  • Selling techniques, ideas and tips

  • How to gain access to the preferred list

  • What information to research before making sales calls

  • Plus much more...

Module 3 - Recruitment Bodies and Standards


  • Understanding the need to have regulations and prescribed codes of conduct

  • Objectives of implementing a code of ethics

  • Reforms and Laws that have Shaped the Face of the Recruitment Industry

  • APSCo, history, aims and objectives

  • Plus much more...

Module 4 - The Recruitment Process


  • What is the need for a recruitment process and what it involves

  • Navigating and understanding the recruitment cycle

  • Client acquisition, recruitment strategy, candidate attraction and management

  • Importance of having a recruitment process

  • Plus much more...

Module 5 - Key Performance Indicators for the Recruitment Industry


  • Defining and explaining the concept of key performance indicators

  • Why Key Performance Indicators are Important to Success

  • Benefits of Key Performance Indicators

  • Characteristics of High Quality Key Performance Indicators

  • Plus much more...

Module 6 - Candidate Attraction for Recruitment


  • Definition of candidate attraction

  • How to create job postings

  • Advertising job posts

  • Common mistakes associated with job postings

  • Plus much more...

Module 7 - Candidate Management


  • Components of candidate management

  • Screening of CVs for candidate selection

  • Strategies in selection of the best CVs

  • Managing online applicant tracking systems

  • Plus much more...

Module 8 - Candidate Interview Processes


  • Importance and objectives of interviews

  • Steps for Interview planning

  • Phone Interview tips and techniques

  • How to conduct panel interviews and why they are a better choice

  • Plus much more...

Module 9 - Client Acquisition


  • Understanding the importance of client acquisition

  • Identifying the right clients for your firm

  • Tips for effective client acquisition

  • Identifying the Right Person to Approach in a Client Organisation

  • Plus much more...

Module 10 - Comprehensive Guide to Client Strategy in the Recruitment Sector


  • Understanding the need for client strategy

  • Planning client strategy

  • Client Strategy guidelines

  • Building client strategy through client management

  • Plus much more...

Module 11 - Steps to Starting and Running a Successful Recruiting Service


  • Advantages of starting a recruiting consultancy in the UK

  • Tips to start your own recruitment business

  • Important attributes of a successful recruitment entrepreneur

  • Common mistakes made by new recruitment consultants

  • Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has an interest in starting in Recruitment or enhancing their existing skills is encouraged to take this course.

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Reed Courses Student Testimonials on our CPD certified Recruitment Diploma -

Karin - Leicester

There are not many online courses on this particular topic. I found the course: detailed, insightful, relevant, contemporary and delivered in easy digestible sections. It covers all the steps that you need to consider when working as a Recruitment Consultant or run your own recruitment business. I would definitely recommend it to others. It will help you in finding out whether recruitment is really the industry you want to work in or not.

Luke Breslin - Hartlepool

This course is really well structured and goes into great detail

The content is very clear and is understood easily. It's great that a course like this can open up so many career opportunities and even makes it possible to start your own business. I am really optimistic about my future now.

Alexandra Sima - London

I truly recommend this course

I am at module 7 now and I can say that I am really happy with this course. The thing is that this modules offers you the flexibility you need. You can even finish them in a week. The content of the modules is very clear and easy to process. In other words, I truly recommend this course.

Guy Lustinger - Galliard

Good training. It describes the different stages and insights into recruitment.

The different chapters of the course can be downloaded into other formats (i.e. PDFs ) that I download and read

Good value for money - the course can be useful to anyone who is interested in the different aspects of recruitment

Nipuna Weerasinghe - Cambridge

Very well organised and outstanding course. Course covers very important facts and the modules are very well structured and provides in-depth knowledge of the wide recruitment background from top to bottom.

Totally enjoyed the modules,assessments and summaries.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants their career in recruitment to undertake this course with confident.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

With experience you could move into business development or management, or set up your own agency.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.