Recruitment Consultant Diploma Level 5

ABC Awards Endorsed Professional Certificate . Level 5. MCQ Assessment . Tutor Support

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320 Hours
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Level 5 Diploma
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Accelerate your professional development and boost your skills in the recruitment industry with the Recruitment Consultant Course. This course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

This online recruitment course provides a beginner’s insight into the recruitment process, covering key topics such as interview techniques, goal setting, hiring strategies, and performance assessments. Throughout the course, you will develop your organisational and nonverbal communication skills and will be given practical lessons through case studies and specialist audiovisual material.

There are no entry requirements for this training course, and learners of all academic backgrounds are welcome to enrol. We offer expert tutor support to make studying online effective and convenient, whatever your career path.

Learning Objectives

  • The classification and expansion of client-business relationships
  • Successfully assessing and acknowledging to the individual needs of each client
  • Understanding crucial factors in the hiring process
  • Efficiently advertising vacancies and communicating job requirements
  • Gain a good comprehension of the history of the interviewing process
  • Trailing candidates on behalf of partner employers
  • Knowing the value of performance assessments
  • Preparing candidates for interviews and assessment centres
  • Screening employees to locate suitable candidates for each role
  • Thoroughly analysing and negotiating contractual terms, policy and conditions
  • Supporting with all aspects of the application process
  • The requirement of comprehensive career advice, including CV development
  • Identify the common problems that recruiters face in day to day activities
  • Have a higher ability to differentiate between traditional and behavioural interviews


Level 5 Diploma
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Course Outline

Module 1: Basics of Recruitment

  • What Does Recruitment Mean?
  • Recruitment Agency Types
  • Headhunters
  • Niche Recruiters
  • In-House Recruitment
  • Recruitment Consultancies
  • Internet Recruitment and Websites
  • Artistic and Scientific Recruiters

Module 2: History and Development of the Recruitment Industry

  • Brief Overview of the Inception of the Recruitment Industry
  • The Importance of the Recruitment Industry
  • A Career in Recruitment
  • The Structure of the Recruitment Industry
  • Industry Suppliers

Module 3: The Worldwide Employment Industry

  • The Employment Industry in 2016
  • The Key Statistics
  • Regional Focus
  • Enabling Work
  • Enabling Adaptation
  • Enabling Security
  • Enabling Prosperity

Module 4: The UK Recruitment Industry Statistics

  • Steady Growth
  • Sharp Growth in Number of Recruitment Startups
  • Recruitment Growth during the Recession
  • Recruitment Industry Growth after the Recession
  • UK Employment Growth
  • Embracing Technology to Enable Recruitment Industry Growth
  • Reduced Barriers to Finance Increased Growth in Recruitment Agencies
  • UK Economic Growth in 2019
  • UK Industries Forecast to Grow in 2019 and Beyond

Module 5: The UK Recruitment Legislations Guide

  • Requirement of Licence
  • Recruitment Agency Regulations
  • Other Vital Laws
  • Recruitment Industry Bodies

Module 6: How to Become a Successful Recruitment Consultant

  • Job Description
  • Responsibilities of a Recruitment Consultant
  • Remuneration in the Recruitment Sector
  • Qualifications and Skills
  • Tips to Improve Your Recruitment Skills
  • The Working Environment
  • Conclusion

Module 7: Overview of the Recruitment Cycle

  • Components of the Recruitment Cycle
  • Candidate Management
  • Client Acquisition
  • Recruitment Strategy
  • Candidate Attraction
  • Where to Start in the Recruitment Cycle

Module 8: Candidate Management

  • Importance of Candidate Management
  • Recruiter’s Brand
  • Candidate Management Process
  • The Key to Candidate Management
  • The First Contact
  • Evaluating the Candidate
  • Qualifying the Candidate
  • Interviewing the Candidates
  • Preparing For and Conducting an Interview
  • Placement Strategies
  • Marketing SPEQ Candidates
  • Interview Arrangements
  • After the Interview
  • Managing a Rejection
  • Managing the Offer
  • Closing the Deal
  • Managing the Resignation
  • Managing Your Candidate Through to Start Date and Beyond

Module 9: Client Acquisition

  • Importance of Communication
  • Getting a New Client
  • The Approach Strategy
  • Choose Your Approach Strategy
  • Candidate-Led Approach
  • Service-Led Approach
  • Developing Your Client

Module 10: Recruitment Strategy

  • Basics of Recruitment Strategy
  • Decide Your Objective
  • Cost of Candidate Acquisition
  • Active and Passive Candidates
  • Upstream and Downstream Recruitment
  • Whole-Company Solutions
  • Client Management
  • Building a Brand
  • Implementing the Right Strategy

Module 11: Candidate Attraction

  • Basics of Candidate Attraction
  • Resourcing From Your In-House Database
  • Job Fairs
  • Targeted Relationship Development and Sponsorship
  • Internal Recruitment Referral Schemes
  • Networking
  • Advertising
  • Job Board Mining

Module 12: Developing a Business Strategy and Key Performance Indicators

  • Starting a Business Plan
  • Business Planning Process Objectives
  • Setting Goals
  • Gap Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • PESTLEC Analysis
  • Tactical Options
  • Measurement and Review
  • Activity Levels
  • Measures to Take
  • Managing Your Time
  • Working nearest the Placement
  • Working the Recruitment Cycle
  • Running a Search

Module 13: How to Successfully Run a Recruiting Service

  • Recruitment Agency
  • The Recruitment Industry
  • Recruitment Sectors
  • Recruitment Pricing Structure
  • Types of Recruitment Agency
  • Recruitment Start-Up Costs
  • Recruiting Laws and Regulations
  • Hiring the Right People for Recruitment
  • HR Software and Systems for Recruitment
  • Final Verdict


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the accreditation fee of £108.There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Who is this course for?

The recruitment sector requires motivated individuals who have excellent people and negotiation skills, as well as a solid understanding of the job market. Recruitment consultants must also possess strong sales skills and be self-driven to reach their targets. This Recruitment Consultant Diploma is ideal for those who are new to the industry, or those looking to brush up on their knowledge. As a leading distance learning platform, we offer flexible studying, allowing you to learn in your own time, from the comfort of your own home.


  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Career path

An endorsed certificate of achievement in recruitment consulting will open doors to the following careers:

  • Candidate Manager
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Trainee Recruitment Consultant
  • In-house Recruiter
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant
  • Principal Consultant

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