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Recruitment Consultant

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450 hours · Self-paced
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80 CPD hours / points
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Recruitment Consultant

Diploma in Recruitment Consultant QLS Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Recruitment consultant Certificate with 80 CPD points available with no extra study. This Recruitment course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Level 5 for the opportunity to earn an endorsed Recruitment Consultant Certificate of achievement Recruitment consultancy is a demanding, diverse and dynamic specialist field. Combining key elements of HR management, marketing, sales and business admin, it’s a profession open exclusively to multi-talented candidates with limitless ambition. From initial identification to interview preparation to the formalisation of employment contracts, recruitment consultants hold their candidates’ careers in the palms of their hand. Hence, to succeed in recruitment consultancy is to enjoy a uniquely rewarding and fulfilling career for life. Job opportunities in recruitment consultancy are wide-open, but competition for available posts has never been more ferocious. If you’ve ever considered a career as a recruitment consultant, there’s never been a better time to study for a Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma!

Degree-level qualifications are by no means mandatory to build a successful career as a recruitment consultant. Nevertheless, you’ll need a relevant educational background to get that all important ‘foot-in-the-door’. This exclusive Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma has been designed to provide exactly that, open to new and existing recruitment consultants looking to take that next big step! Study in your own time and at your own pace, with complete tutor support provided throughout. Explore each component stage of the recruitment cycle, strategies for effective client acquisition and the importance of striving for excellence in the recruitment sector. Learn how to locate, attract and ultimately secure talented candidates for demanding and discerning employers. Enrolment is open 365 days a year - get started on your Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma today!

Quality Licence Scheme

This Recruitment consultant course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



80 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Recruitment Consultant

Course Benefits

This endorsed Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma was designed exclusively for online learning, with no deadlines to worry about and no time-restrictions imposed. Enrol online and enjoy a variety of perks and privileges such as:

  • Provision of all study aids and learning resources required to complete the course for unbeatable value for money.
  • The committed support and expertise of your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.
  • Access to our exclusive 24/7 digital learning platform - study at a time and pace that suit your lifestyle.
  • Premium-quality course materials and digital textbooks, created by leading academics and noted industry experts.

Learning Objectives

Recruitment consultancy is a complex and multifaceted field, which combines elements of HR management, marketing, sales and business admin. Employers rely on recruitment consultants to fill vacant posts with talented candidates, just as jobseekers rely on recruitment agencies to help them find their perfect positions. If the recruitment consultant fails, all parties lose out. Hence, it is a position of significant responsibility that isn’t for the faint hearted. This endorsed Level 5 Diploma has been designed to instil the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to work as a qualified and capable recruitment consultant.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no formal requirement to earn a university degree or equivalent qualification to work in recruitment consultancy. However, a relevant educational background is mandatory. This advanced Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma provides ambitious candidates with the opportunity to study from any location worldwide, with no deadlines and no fixed schedules.

Key topics and recruitment concepts covered in this exclusive diploma include the following:

  • The identification and development of client-business relationships
  • Assessing and responding to the unique needs of each client
  • Effectively advertising vacancies and communicating job requirements
  • Headhunting candidates on behalf of partner employers
  • Screening employees to find suitable candidates for each role
  • Carefully considering and negotiating contractual terms and conditions
  • Assisting with all aspects of the application process
  • Readying candidates for interviews and assessment centres
  • Provision of general career advice and CV development

Course Outline

Whether looking to join an established recruitment agency or set up your own consultancy from scratch, this Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma could help you take the next big step in your career journey. Each of the eight course modules includes an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor. Individual unit topics are as follows:

Unit 1 - An Overview of the Recruitment Industry

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Overview of Recruitment Industry
  • The UK Recruitment Industry
  • Structure of the
  • Industry Suppliers
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Recruitment process
  • Essential skills for a recruitment consultant
  • How to become a successful Recruiter

Unit 2 - The Recruitment Cycle

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Recruitment Cycle
  • Candidate Management
  • Client acquisition
  • Client Strategy
  • Candidate attraction

Unit 3 - Candidate Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Candidate management
  • Components of the Recruiter’s Brands
  • The first contact
  • Evaluating the candidate
  • Qualifying the candidate
  • Categorizing the candidate
  • Interviewing the candidate
  • Preparing and conducting an interview
  • Placement strategies
  • Interview arrangements

Unit 4 - Client Acquisition

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Client acquisition
  • Power in communication
  • Acquiring a new client
  • The approach strategy
  • Choose your approach strategy
  • Candidate-LED approach
  • Service-LED approach
  • Developing your client

Unit 5 - Client Strategy

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Client strategy
  • Decide your Objective
  • Cost of candidate acquisition
  • Active passive candidate
  • Upstream and downstream Recruitment
  • Client Management
  • Building a Brand
  • Implementing the right strategy

Unit 6 - Candidate Attraction

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Attraction of candidate
  • Resourcing
  • Job Fairs
  • Internal Recruitment referrals schemes
  • Six degrees of separation
  • Advertising
  • Job board mining
  • Headhunting
  • Headline and approach

Unit 7 - Developing a Business Strategy

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Business Strategy
  • Business Planning process objectives
  • Gap analysis
  • The business life cycle
  • Business strategy development

Unit 8 - How to Run a Recruiting Service Successfully

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Developing key performance Indicators
  • Activity levels
  • Managing your time
  • Working the recruitment cycle

Who is this course for?

Recruitment Consultant

The recruitment consultancy trade is wide open to ambitious candidates with a passion for people and a meticulous eye for detail. At its heart, recruitment consultancy is a combined sales and HR role. You contribute heavily to the career development of the candidates you work with, while at the same time ‘selling’ them to the employers you work for. Now more than ever, talented recruitment consultants are taking the opportunity to set up solo and launch new online businesses. Traditional employment opportunities within recruitment consultancy are also broader than ever before.

Recruitment Consultant

Whatever your current position and objectives, this Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma has been designed to help you take that next important step. No deadlines, no time-restrictions and no entry-requirements to fulfil - the ultimate in flexible and affordable distance learning!

Recruitment Consultant

Get started on your Level 5 Recruitment Consultant Diploma right now, or contact a member of our admissions team for more information.


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Option 1

Recruitment Consultant Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges

Option 2

Recruitment Consultant Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Recruitment Consultant

Talented recruitment consultants enjoy diverse employment opportunities worldwide, along with the option of setting up solo for the most ambitious entrepreneurs. Typical job titles within the field of recruitment consultancy include the following:

  • Candidate Manager
  • Trainee Recruitment Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Senior Recruitment Consultant
  • Principal Consultant

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