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The CIPD Award and Certificate in Human Resource Practice

calender 17 January 2018
Type:Legal and Human Resources
Venue:CHaRM Management Specialists Ltd - Ruddington, Nottingham
Date:17 January 2018
Time:9am to 4.45pm
Available To:Members and Non Members
Members Price:£997.50 + VAT
Non Members Price:£997.50 + VAT

The Award and Certificate in Human Resource Practice aims to give practising or potential HR practitioners a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional practitioner. These programmes are suitable for persons who:

  • Are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in HR
  • Are working in the field of HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Have responsibility for HR activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function
  • Are employees or independent consultants within the field of HR
  • Engage in CPD to enhance and maintain their professional practice and membership.

There are no formal entry requirements but delegates will normally be either practising or aspiring Human Resource practitioners with the opportunity to meet the assessment demand.

These qualifications are perfect if you want to acquire a wide range of relevant practical skills in Human Resource Management. The foundation Certificate gives practitioners a professional recognised qualification and knowledge towards Associate professional membership of the CIPD.

It is a requirement that in order to complete the Certificate you enrol as a student member of the CIPD. Full details and costs will be provided to you at the start of the programme, or they can be provided earlier upon request to Sue Rogers, Programme Leader. If you only wish to take the Award, there is no requirement upon you to enrol with the CIPD.

The Cost for the CIPD Award is £997.50.00 + VAT - this cost covers modules 1-3. If you wish to then continue onto the CIPD Certificate - modules 4 - 6 an additional payment of £997.50 + VAT will be required, making the total training cost £1995.00 + VAT.

*Additional administration and membership fees apply - please contact us for further details


  • 17 January 2018

It is a requirement that each programme starts with an induction. The induction session will include the option of student membership registration with the CIPD and will discuss the benefits that membership will bring.

Module One – Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources

  • 18 January 2018
  • 14 February 2018
  • 15 February 2018

This unit provides an introduction to the role of human resources within an organisation and the environmental context. By the end of this unit the learner will have developed their understanding of how HR activities support an organisation’s strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives and how these are shaped by internal and external factors.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment
  • Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation
  • Understand how HR activities support an organisation

This is a mandatory unit and assessment will be via a written handout and a report to the Board.

Module Two – Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information

  • 14 March 2018
  • 15 March 2018

This unit develops the learner’s understanding of the important contribution that accurate data, whether stored manually or electronically, can make to the HR function. It covers the legal implications of collecting, storing and using personal data and will enable the learner to interpret, analyse and present information clearly and accurately in an appropriate format in support of organisational decision-making.

  • Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices
  • Know how HR data should be recorded, managed and stored
  • Be able to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making.

Module Three - Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employee Relations

  • 18 April 2018
  • 19 April 2018
  • 16 May 2018
  • 17 May 2018

This unit aims to introduce a number of aspects of this key part of the role of the HR practitioner and 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.

  • 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.

The Certificate in Human Resource Practice

Students wishing to complete the full Certificate will go on to undertake the following modules. These are in addition to the three modules above, which they will already have completed.

Module Four – Resourcing Talent

  • 12 June 2018
  • 14 June 2018
  • 28 June 2018

This unit will enable learners to understand the factors that impact on an organisation’s resourcing and talent planning activities. Learners will learn about the relationship between recruitment and selection by identifying the key stages in each separate but related process. The benefits to the organisation of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce will be emphasised. Learners will be able to make a positive contribution to the recruitment and selection process by developing their knowledge and skills in defining and writing job descriptions, contributing to the job advertisement process, shortlisting, conducting face-to-face or telephone interviews and contributing to job offer and rejection letters. Key legislation pertaining to recruitment and selection will be covered.

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to explain the factors that affect an organisations 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.

Flexible Assessment Date

Date to be agreed by the group, however this will need to be completed no later than 28 March 2018.

Module Five – Developing yourself as an effective Human Resource practitioner

  • 10 July 2018
  • 12 July 2018

The CIPD has developed a map of the HR profession (HRPM) that describes the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by human resource professionals. This unit is designed to enable the learner to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge skills and behaviour required of a professional practitioner. This module will enable learners to develop a personal development plan, following a self-assessment of learning and development needs that meets their personal and professional requirements.

  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR practitioner
  • Know how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users needs
  • Be able to reflect on own practice and development needs and maintain a plan for personal development.

This unit is a mandatory unit and will be assessed using the CIPD’s own assignment for this unit, which will involve the learner in producing a short note on the concept and importance of CPD; a written statement on users of HR services and the production of a personal development plan.

To assist with the assignment an extra tutorial session will be available to learners.

Module Six – Supporting good practice in Performance and Reward Management

  • 19 September 2018
  • 20 September 2018
  • 17 October 2018
  • 18 October 2018

This unit provides an introduction to the purpose and processes of performance and reward management and the role of human resources in promoting and supporting good practice. Learners will develop their understanding of how motivational theories and associated tools can be used within the context of performance and reward management and how these can have a positive impact on an organisation’s business objectives.

  • 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.

About the Trainer

The programme will be lead by Susan Rogers Chartered MCIPD. Susan is a Human Resource Management specialist, with nearly twenty years experience of people management and development. Other tutors will participate in the programme, delivering elements that reflect their specialist skills and knowledge in the subject. All tutors are experienced professionals in Human Resource Management.

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