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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Part Time

Duration:The course runs from September to June on Tuesdays 9.00 am to 1.00pm.

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:IPDCPP1

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This qualification is recognised by industry and is ideal for those wanting promotion within a Human Resources role or for those wanting to pursue a career in Human Resources

To enable candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds including line managers, secretarial assistants, clerical staff etc, to acquire a wide range of relevant practical personnel skills with which to become more efficient with their jobs.

Content

The modules covered are:

Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner

We will use the CIPD HR profession map (HRPM) to gain an overview of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by human resource and development professionals.  You will learn about how to use this map to assess your own skills and areas for development.  This unit will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour you require to become an effective HR practitioner and we will explore specific skills through workshops and presentations.  You will put together your own personal development plan to underpin your learning on the programme following a self-assessment of your learning needs.

Understanding organisations and the role of HR

This unit provides an introduction to the role of the human resources function within an organisation and the wider external factors that impact organisations.  By the end of the unit you will have developed your understanding of how HR activities support organisational strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives.

Recording, analysing and using HR information

This unit will help to develop your understanding of the importance of accurate data and how it can be used by the HR function.  It will include:  monitoring staffing levels; HR planning; recruitment planning; diversity monitoring; using data to track performance and development; absence management; electronic and paper based record management.  It will also cover the legal implications of storing HR data and will enable you to record data and information and to interpret, analyse and present information clearly and accurately.

Resourcing talent

Organisational success depends on having the right people in the right roles.  This unit looks at the processes organisations use to resource and retain talent.  You will learn about the relationship between recruitment and selection identifying the key stages in each process.  The benefits of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce will be explored.  Key legislation relating to recruitment and selection will be covered and you will also learn more about good practice in induction and retention.

Supporting good practice in managing employment relations

This unit aims to provide an introduction to employment law within the context of employee relations.  It starts with an explanation of the employment relationship and the key parties that are involved within it.  It then focuses on different aspects of HR activity, looking at good practice and legal requirements within each activity.  It is recognised that learners need to have a basic understanding of employment law to enable them to operate effectively, but given this is a broad and complex area, it is acknowledged that this unit only aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge and assumes no prior understanding of employment law.

Delivering learning and development activities

This core unit will provide the knowledge and skills required to deliver planned Learning and Development (L&D) activities, for example one-to-one, small group and large group sessions.  This unit will review adult learning principles and the learning cycle, but the main focus will be on the importance of creating and maintaining a positive learning environment and the knowledge and skills required for the actual delivery of an activity or session.

There are no specific entry requirements for this HR programme but it is expected that students have an interest in developing a career in personnel. All students accepted for the course are required to become student members of the CIPD.  A good standard of literacy is essential equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above in English language.  Acceptance in subject to a successful interview.

Assessment

There will be written assignments and skills based assignments throughout the course.  Assessment is entirely through coursework.  It is important to appreciate that a high degree of self-motivation is required for any student embarking on this course.  The course is demanding and will require that you attend the college for 4 hours every week.  You must also allow time for private study and to complete the assignments.

Progression

The CIPD's Certificate in Human Resource Practice is a valuable end in itself for those people who wish to enter personnel management at an operational level.

Successful completion will enable you to be an Associate of the chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  

It can also be recognised as an entry qualification to the professional courses of the CIPD. Progression to the Level 5 Intermediate course is available after completing the Level 3 course.

Students aged 19+ years

The cost of this course is to be confirmed

This course is subsidised by the government.  You may be entitled to a discount for this course dependent upon your circumstances.

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