Diploma in Recruitment Skills

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Diploma in Recruitment Skills

Recruitment Training Course

Browse a broad range of recruitment skills course options for newcomers and experienced HR personnel, now open for enrolment at eLearning College.  This advanced recruitment course is ideal for anyone pursuing a leadership-level a role in HR, and can now be taken 100% free of charge.  Our highest-level recruitment training course to date can be completed from any location worldwide, with no prior knowledge or experience necessary.  With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, learners are free to study at a time and pace to suit their preferences and current commitments.  Sign up for any recruitment and selection course with eLearning College and all essential study aids and learning resources are provided by us as standard.

Providing invaluable insights for new and experienced recruitment personnel from all backgrounds, this advanced diploma takes place over the course of eight self-paced modules.  Topics and knowledge areas covered include an overview of the recruitment cycle, the fundamentals of effective client acquisition, how to attract new candidates to a business, developing a business strategy, how to run a recruitment service successfully, and more. All eLearning College courses can be taken free of charge from any location, with the option of claiming an endorsed certificate upon completion for a small fee.  Enrol online and start your Diploma in Recruitment Skills 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
  • Explain the ‘six degrees of separation’ premise
  • Consider the pros and cons of online and offline networking
  • Develop an effective 30-second ‘elevator speech’
  • Understand the importance of setting strategic KPIs in recruitment
  • Provide examples of KPIs used to measure performance as a recruitment agent
  • Explain the ‘SMARTER’ goal-setting methodology
  • Understand SWOT analysis in the field of recruitment consultancy
  • Perform gap analysis for continuous performance improvement


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 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 12 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. 

Start Date Ongoing
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regina ramawela

2 months ago

the course was super



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