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This course will give you a clearer idea about how your organisation goes about selecting its staff, and what your role is in this process. If you have some experience of your organisation’s selection process, it should help to highlight the areas you feel could do with improvement. If you are not currently involved in, or are new to the selection process, completing this course will give you a sound basis. Outline the stages of the selection process in your organisation. Define clearly the limits of your own responsibility in the selection process. Draw up a shortlist of candidates based on criteria laid down by your organisation. Plan interviews that comply with your organisation’s policies. Conduct interviews in a way that enables you to reach a fair decision. Follow up the interviews in an appropriate way


Course Requirements


 No previous qualifications or experience are required to register for this course




This course is broken down into the following units. Assignments are laid out within and after each unit.


¬∑         Introduction

¬∑         The selection process

¬∑         Why have a selection process?

¬∑         Your organisations selection process

¬∑         Handling applications

¬∑         Agreeing the shortlist

¬∑         Arranging the interviews

¬∑         What is involved?

¬∑         Where should the interviews take place?

¬∑         Why interview?

¬∑         Interviewing skills

¬∑         Introduction

¬∑         Preparing the room

¬∑         Preparing for the interview

¬∑         What questions should the candidate be asked?

¬∑         Constructing a framework for the interview

¬∑         Creating a friendly atmosphere

¬∑         Interviewing

¬∑         Keeping the discussion going

¬∑         Asking questions

¬∑         Listening and observing

¬∑         Taking notes

¬∑         Closing the interview

¬∑         Making a decision

¬∑         The follow-up process

¬∑         Interview checklist


What qualification is awarded upon completion?


Every successful student will be awarded the Level 1 Staff Selection certificate


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?


 Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 30 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.


What is included in the price of my course?


¬∑         Official course enclosed in A4 folder.

¬∑         Blank CD for storing coursework.

¬∑         Plain A4 paper.

¬∑         Pen and pencil.

¬∑         Freepost Envelopes.

¬∑         Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)


This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?


All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.


How is my Coursework assessed?


You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for regrading if necessary.


Will I be required to sit an exam?


 This course is completed using continual assessment allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required.

Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 53

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