Business IT Diploma with HR


Designed for individuals who wish to gain essential computer and office skills in preparation for a career in Personnel and HR.

Diploma Description

Nothing is more critical to everyone’s lives than employment, which is why few jobs carry such influence and social responsibility as those in Personnel or Human Resources. The result is a career that is both rewarding and always professional in its approach.

Not only will this Diploma give you computer skills and total command of Microsoft’s universally accepted software programs, but you will also be able to start your new career with a solid understanding of the Personnel business that will stand you in good stead from day one.

Learning these skills is easy with Pitman Training. Our tried and trusted methods are the best available and are designed for speedy results.

You work at your own pace in our comfortable premises, helped by experienced tutors as required. The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive.

You choose your own hours, working when it suits you – and keep the reference books and training manuals when the course is over.

The subjects covered are shown opposite. Together, they will equip you to apply for first Personnel/HR jobs with complete confidence.

On completion of your final exams, you will receive a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers

Core Subjects

Computer Keyboard Skills –Learn how to touch type accurately, using the correct keyboard technique


Keyboard Skills Development – Develop your typing speed to improve productivity using graded copying exercises and time dictations. A number of stages are available of up to 70 wpm

Effective Business Communication – Learn to communicate effectively in business – via letter, email, telephone and personal presentations


Business Document Production - Develop skills and understanding of routine and complex business documents and the conventions used in their production and presentation.

Microsoft Word – Introductory and intermediate word processing skills to a good employable standard

Microsoft Word Expert – Learn advanced word processing skills including mail merge, graphs, macros, creating an index and table of contents to mention just a few

Microsoft Outlook – Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically

Microsoft Excel - Introductory and intermediate spreadsheet skills to a good employable standard


Microsoft Excel Expert – Learn advanced spreadsheet skills, covering areas such as importing and exporting data, creating and using templates, linking workbooks, data management, using analysis tools and pivot tables

Microsoft Access – Develop database skills from initial design stage to running reports and queries

Microsoft Outlook – Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically

Microsoft PowerPoint – Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound, hyperlinks, applying transition and timing effects for a slide show

Get Into HR – Learn the main principles of personnel, including methods of recruitment, reviewing application forms, preparing for interviews, employee induction and contracts of employment

Manual PAYE – Learn to calculate wages and salaries using Inland Revenue tables, understand tax codes, Inland Revenue forms, and how to complete them. Covers holiday pay, Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay

Sage Payroll – Convert your Manual Payroll skills to computerised skills using this most popular program inlcuidng Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay

Course Benefits

Equip you to start a new career

The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

Personalised workbooks to use as a reference guide on completion of your training

The opportunity to gain a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers

Guideline Learning Time

7 weeks full-time* (200 hours flexi study)

* full-time is based on approx 20-30 hour week