October 1, 2018

Foundation Certificate in HRM

Course Description:

The Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Management (FCHRM) is a professional certificate course designed specifically for individuals with little or no human resource experience or considering a career or specialization in the HR field. The FCHRM will help professionals further develop their competencies and understand the basic building blocks of human resources.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles and fundamentals of human resource management.
  2. Demonstrate competence in understanding of key terms, theories and practices within the field of HR.
  3. Effectively apply key learnings and plan human resource functions within organizations.

Learning Methodology

Throughout the course, an environment of dynamic learning will be fostered using lectures, audio,videos, cases, class discussions, short quizzes, and reflection papers. The certification will be facilitated synchronously via Zoom and access to modules and other course deliverables are through a Learning Management System (LMS).

The FCHRM is a 4-day certification program that has ten (10) modules that will cover the foundations of human resource management. The program will be divided into twelve (12) sessions, including two short assessment examinations.  Each session will have a 1 hour and 30 minutes class duration.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

Students are expected to behave properly with utmost professionalism during classes and when talking to the program’s academic officers. Students should observe their attendance, proper decorum, course requirements and other responsibilities such as avoidance to cheating, plagiarism and other dysfunctional behaviors.


Session NumberSession TopicLearning or Case MaterialsAssessment ActivitiesRequirements or Submissions
Session 1Principles of Management and OrganizationModule 1  
Session 2Human Behavior in OrganizationModule 2 Assignment 1
Session 3Recruitment and SelectionModule 3  
Session 4Compensation AdministrationModule 4  
Session 5Training and DevelopmentModule 5 Reflection Paper 1
Session 6  Assessment 1 
Session 7Performance ManagementModule 6  
Session 8Strategic Human Resource ManagementModule 7 Assignment 2
Session 9Organizational DevelopmentModule 8  
Session 10Labor Law and LegislationModule 9  
Session 11Responsible Human Capital ManagementModule 10 Reflection Paper 2
Session 12  Assessment 2 

Other Foundations Topics

  1. Employee Relations Management
  2. Administrative and Office Management