Certificate in Recruitment Skills

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Certificate in Recruitment Skills

Recruitment Consultant Skills

Build the recruitment consultant skills you need to pursue a successful career in high-level HR, with our exclusive recruitment courses online. eLearning College specialises in flexible online recruitment training for newcomers and experienced HR personnel, offered 100% free of charge and with no strings attached.  If looking for a flexible and affordable way to boost your CV with an endorsed award, this Certificate in Recruitment Skills comes highly recommended.  There are no time restrictions or deadlines imposed on any of our courses, giving learners the freedom to study at their preferred time and pace.  Whether starting from scratch or ready to take the next step in your HR journey, we’re standing by to welcome you on board.

This intermediate Certificate in Recruitment Skills takes place over the course of five self-paced modules, which conclude with online assessments in multiple choice format.  Topics and knowledge areas covered include an overview of the recruitment industry, a breakdown of the recruitment cycle, the fundamentals of effective candidate management, how to develop a client acquisition strategy, and more.  All essential study aids and learning resources are included as standard, and there are no time limitations imposed on any of our programmes.  Enrol with eLearning College and start your recruitment skills course today, or contact a member of our admissions team anytime for more information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Course the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the main duties and responsibilities of the recruitment consultant
  • Understand the difference between skilled and unskilled labour
  • Identify the similarities between recruitment consultants and salespeople
  • Understand each stage of the recruitment cycle
  • Consider the consequences of bypassing stages within the recruitment cycle
  • Discuss the basics of candidate management and client acquisition
  • Provide a detailed definition of candidate management
  • Identify the differences between REQ and SPEQ candidates
  • Understand the functions and objectives of candidate interviews
  • Provide a detailed explanation of the client acquisition process
  • Understand the importance of winning the opportunity to supply
  • Explain the differences between large-scale supply of staffing services and one-off candidate placement
  • Explain the differences between ‘active’ and ‘passive’ candidates
  • Understand the concepts of ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ recruitment
  • Identify opportunities for more effective cost control in candidate acquisition


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.

Course Info
Course Level Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 6 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. 

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