Recruitment Consultant

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Offer ends 11 April 2020
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Online, self-paced
320 Hours
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Are you pursuing a career in the employment sector? Want to help people find their dream role and discover incredible talent for your organisation? In the Recruitment Consultant course, you will learn how the UK recruitment industry works and will develop the skills and knowledge streamline the candidate management process. This diploma course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

Through the guidance of our experienced instructor, this training course will train you in all areas of recruitment consulting, from the different types of recruitment agencies to talent and client acquisition. You will learn how the recruitment industry has evolved, how to set KPIs for your team, explore every stage of the recruitment cycle, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of a recruitment consultant
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of recruitment agency types
  • Broaden your knowledge of the history and development of the recruitment industry
  • Explore the candidate management process and candidate acquisition strategies
  • Gain a solid understanding of the structure of the recruitment industry in the UK
  • Familiarise with the latest employment statistics and employment industry information
  • Learn about the development and economic growth of the UK recruitment industry
  • Be able to create an effective business strategy and set KPIs for your team
  • Earn a recognised qualification to boost your professional development in this field
  • Sharpen your communication, time-management, organisation & interpersonal skills


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Recruitment Consultant

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?

This endorsed diploma in Recruitment Consultancy is ideal for aspiring professionals who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to fast track their career. Our online courses are specially designed for distance learning, offering flexible virtual classroom modules that you can study at your own convenience. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be accessed from any Wi-Fi-connected device.

Career path

On successful completion, learners will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the nature of the recruitment industry in the UK, and will be equipped with the practical knowledge to pursue the following professions:

  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Recruitment & HR Coordinator
  • Recruitment & Talent Manager
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Relationships Manager

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