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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice

Qualification
Level: Foundation   /   Suitable for in-house

If you’re looking to acquire a wide range of relevant, practical skills in HR, and a professional qualification to further your career, this is the qualification you need. The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice (CHRP) qualification provides you with a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function.

There are two options available for you to complete this qualification:

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Start dates and how to enrol

  • Location: London
  • Availability: Fully booked
  • First module start date: 01 September 2014
  • Location: London
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  • First module start date: 04 November 2014
  • Location: London
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  • First module start date: 11 November 2014
  • Location: Manchester
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The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR. It will help you develop essential HR skills and give you the confidence to be more effective at work and add value to your HR function. This foundation level qualification is ideal for HR professionals wishing to acquire a wide range of relevant, practical skills and a professional qualification to further their career within HR.

There are two options available for you to complete this qualification:

Successful completion of CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice leads to Associate membership of the CIPD. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. It’s an achievement that makes you stand out in your career and is respected and valued by employers. It also emphasises your commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to stay current. 

Who is it for

This qualification is recommended for those who are:

  • new to HR
  • working in an HR support role and wishing to develop their knowledge and skills
  • looking to further their HR career with a professional qualification.

 

There are two options available for you to complete this qualification:

Benefits

On successful completion of the qualification, you will:

  • have a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a professional HR practitioner
  • know how HR activities support your organisation’s strategy, assist in the achievement of business objectives and how these are shaped by internal and external factors
  • be able to record, analyse and use HR information
  • be able to identify and understand the factors which affect your organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policies
  • have an understanding of the employment relationship and the fundamentals of employment law within the context of employee relations
  • understand the purpose and processes of performance and reward management and the role of HR in promoting and supporting good practice.
Content

This programme is made up of six workshops which are one or two days in length and are spread out over the 12 months.

 

Introduction and Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner (2 days)

  • Develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required for a professional HR or L&D practitioner.
  • Know how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet user needs.
  • Be able to reflect on own practice and development needs, and maintain a plan for personal development.

 

Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information (1 day)

  • Develop an understanding of the important contribution that accurate data (stored manually or electronically) can make to the HR or L&D function.
  • Understanding the legal implications of storing personnel data.
  • Be able to record data and information and to interpret, analyse and present information clearly and accurately in an appropriate format in support of decision making to meet organisation-wide objectives and support HR solutions.


Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR (1 day)

  • An introduction to the role of HR and L&D operations in an organisation and environmental context. 
  • Develop an understanding of HR activities support and organisation's strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives, and how these are shaped by internal and external factors.

 

Resourcing Talent (2 days)

  • Be able to explain the factors that affect an organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy.
  • Be able to identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods.
  • Be able to contribute to the recruitment and selection interviewing process for a job role.
  • Understand the importance of effective induction.

 

Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management (2 days)

  • Be able to explain the link between organisational success, performance management and motivation.
  • Be able to explain the relationship between performance management and reward.
  • Be able to contribute to effective performance and reward management in the workplace.
  • Be able to conduct and reflect upon a performance review.

 

Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations (2 days)

  • Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship.
  • Understand the main individual rights that the employee has during the employment relationship.
  • Understand the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship.

 

In addition to the face-to-face workshops the programme  includes:

  • written assessments
  • practical skills demonstrations
  • pre- and post-workshop activities
  • CPD log.

Accreditation

On successful completion of the programme (by either route), you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice.This qualification is accredited by the CIPD and is equivalent to QCF level 3.


Successful completion of CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice leads to Associate membership of the CIPD. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. It’s an achievement that makes you stand out in your career and is respected and valued by employers. It also emphasises your commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to stay current.

How to gain

To successfully gain the qualification through the modular programme, you must:


  • attend all the face-to-face course modules and workshops that make up the programme – six workshops over the 12 months
  • successfully complete assignments and assessed work which include a range of short written assignments, practical skills demonstrations and an e-portfolio that logs your learning and development journey
  • complete the requirements of the programme within the specified time period.

 

You will require on average 3 to 4 hours of self-study time each week in order to complete this qualification. This will vary individually and depending on whether you study on a fast track or modular programme.

 

 There are no examinations for this qualification.

Length of programme
The modular programme takes 12 months to complete, and you must complete all the requirements of the programme within this time period.
Special features

First-class tutors 

Whether you’re doing a course, qualification, or in-house programme, the tutors you will meet have in-depth knowledge of their subject, and combine academic expertise with years of hands-on business and industry experience. They are passionate about their specialist areas, and have proven time and time again their ability to facilitate top-quality learning and provide the best possible learning experience. So, whilst theory and models matter (and you’ll get them), they are skilled in helping you ‘translate’ them into your day-to-day reality.

 

Take a look at the Tutors tab on this page to view biographies of just some of the tutors you’re likely to meet on the programme. Why not look them up on Google – we’re proud of the fact that many of our tutors are among the UK’s leading experts in their specialist area.

 

Unlimited support from your personal tutor

When you start your qualification programme, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor, who will provide support, guidance and encouragement throughout your studies by phone or email – invaluable when you’re juggling the challenge of studying with a busy home and work life.

 

Comprehensive additional resources – on and offline

You’ll be provided with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies, including textbooks (where relevant), in addition to which (on most programmes) you’ll also have access to an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE includes extensive additional learning resources and links to articles, research, surveys and practical tools relevant to your studies. It also enables you to network with your fellow learners and participate in networked discussion forums facilitated by your tutor between face-to-face learning days. Plus you’ll find tips and guidance on how to do assignments, and for exam-based qualifications, revision tips, past exam papers, examiner’s reports, online exam tutorials and much more.

 

A blended approach

Most of our programmes take a blended approach – combining face-to-face learning with self-study and online working (via the Virtual Learning Environment). This powerful mix is one of the best ways to achieve sustained skills enhancement, and also minimises the time you need to spend away from the office.

 

Practical and applicable

For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That’s why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor. We constantly update and improve our programmes, to ensure they are aligned with your changing needs and prepare you for the issues facing your profession.

 

You’ll be given extensive resources to help you put your learning into practice as soon as you return to work. Our qualification programmes provide you with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies.

Course Tutors

Ms Andrea Young

Mrs Sandra Madigan

Sandra has worked for a variety of employers across the private sector in consultancy, & D and Head of HR roles and for the last seven years has been working for the CIPD on the design and delivery of competency-based qualifications and routes to membership. Through her own HR consultancy she provides specialist advice in employment law and operates assessment centres provision, being qualified and registered to Level A and Level B with the British Psychological Society. Her client group is diverse, ranging from financial services, education providers, events, promotions, marketing and media companies, retail and hospitality. She regularly works with a wide range of organisations to deliver training at all levels.
Dates and fees

Full Up-front Qualification Fee £2,999 + VAT, Member fees: £2,999 + VAT

 

  • The programme starts with an introductory workshop.
  • Fees do not include travel, accommodation or membership of the CIPD, which is mandatory for this qualification.
  • Students must come into CIPD membership before starting their qualification, and must remain in CIPD membership for the duration of their studies. 
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Fully booked
  • First module start date: 01 September 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Fully booked
  • First module start date: 04 November 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • First module start date: 11 November 2014
  • Location: Manchester
  • Availability: Spaces

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