CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice

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The Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, as well as an understanding of HR in a business context.  Learners will develop practical, essential HR skills and above all, it will provide the confidence to be more effective at work and add value to your HR function. 
Benefits of Professional Qualification

  • It will provide a sound understanding of the behaviour required of a professional HR practitioner, whether their role is generalist in nature or specialist, for example L&D.
  • It will provide an 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.
  • Learners will have the skills to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making.
  • It is a foundation-level qualification and is designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map and the new professional membership criteria. 
  • There are many academic opportunities available to graduates of this programme.
  • It will showcase your ability to have a real impact in the workplace.
  • Raise your profile.
  • Use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name to demonstrate your professional credentials.

Who is the Certificate HR Practice for?
Whether you're just starting out in your career or want to move to the next level with a recognised professional qualification, the CHRP will help build your knowledge and skills.

The Certificate in Human Resource Practice is ideal for:

Those who are new to HR or those who are interested in a move to HR
Those who are working in HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
Line managers who are involved in HR and those who have responsibility for HR activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function.
HR staff who do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake CIPD level 5 Intermediate or Level 7 Advanced qualifications.
The knowledge towards professional membership.

The CIPD-Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) will provide the skills, knowledge and competence required to work as a professional in this field.  It  provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and giving you the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function.

Module Units

Developing yourself as an effective HR or L&D practitioner

  • 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.
  • To be able to reflect on own practice and development needs, and maintain a plan for personal development.

Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR

  • 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.

Recording, Analysing and using HR Information

  • 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.
  • To be able to record data and information and to interpretm, analyss and present information clearly and accurately in an appropriate format in support of decision making to meet organisation-wide objectives and support L&D solutions.

Optional Units

The remaining units (18 credits) can be selected from a range of professional areas, such as employment relations, resourcing, talent, supporting change, performance, mentoring, and reward. This will allow you to build a practical qualification that suits your specific professional needs.


The CIPD-Certificate in Human Resource Practice will entail two written reports and two skills based assessments along with the work-based project. All of these must be completed satisfactorily in order to attain certification and associated membership of the CIPD.

The CHRP programme will be completed over a total of 140 classroom led training hours and learners are expected to complete a minimum of 140 hours self directed learning. Unit total of 28 credits.

On successful completion of all assessments learners will be awarded the CIPD-Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) and may apply for Associate membership of the CIPD.

Associate is the first level of professional membership. Associate members are entitled to use the designation Assoc CIPD after their name to showcase their professional credentials. Associate members build their practical and technical HR knowledge to understand the breadth of HR, and its contribution to organisational performance. They carefully plan their own continuing professional development (CPD) by reflecting on their own performance and taking part in both formal and informal development to enhance their own professional skills and knowledge.

Achieving CIPD CHRP certification is proof of your professional achievement, providing you with a solid credential leading to better job opportunities and a well defined career path

Benefits of CIPD Human Resource Practice Qualification

  • It will provide a Professional Qualification with excellent academic opportunities
  • It will provide the skills, knowledge and competence required for a role in personnel practice
  • It will provide and enhance promotional opportunities. 
  • Understand and demonstrate the key issues that impact on the personnel function.
  • Assists graduates in gaining associate membership of the CIPD-Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • CIPD qualifications and membership are often required by employers seeking to hire HR staff.

Profile of an Associate member

  • Typically an Associate member provides professional advice to managers across the business and delivers activities within the HR plan.
  • Skills and knowledge focus
  • Furthering interpersonal and technical skills and knowledge.
  • Developing a practical understanding of an organisation from frontline experiences.

Relationship with clients

  • Advises individuals and managers.
  • Builds a trusting and professional relationship with individuals.
  • Impacts and measures
  • Impacts individuals, customers, and stakeholders to meet service level targets.

Benefits of Associate membership

  • Showcases your ability to have a real impact in the workplace.
  •  Raises your profile.
  • Use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name to demonstrate your professional credentials.

Progression Opportunities
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)
Leadership (Supervisory Management & Leadership) Level 6
Training & Development Level 6
Diploma in Accounting & Business

Timetable: CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice 2017

Day: Tuesday & Thursday Evening Date  Time
10/10 & 12/10/17 18.30 - 21.30
17/10 & 19/10 18.30 - 21.30
24/10 & 26/10 18.30 - 21.30
31/10 & 02/11 18.30 - 21.30
November** 07/11 & 09/11** 18.30 - 21.30
14/11 & 16/11 18.30 - 21.30
21/11 & 23/11 18.30 - 21.30
28/11 & 30/11 18.30 - 21.30
December 05/12  & 07/12 18.30 - 21.30
12/12 & 14/12 18.30 - 21.30 
Christmas Holiday 19/12 to 02/01/2018  
January 2018 09/01 & 11/01 18.30 - 21.30
16/02 & 18/01 18.30 - 21.30
23/01 & 25/01 18.30 - 21.30
30/01 & 01 February** 18.30 - 21.30

06/02 & 08/02 18.30 - 21.30
13/02 & 15/02 18.30 - 21.30
20/02 & 22/02 18.30 - 21.30
27/02 & 01 March 18.30 - 21.30
2 Saturday workshops to be decided with class group

This timetable may be subject to change.

Course Details

CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Tuesday, Thursday from 10/16/18 to 7/3/19

Code CHRP-1018
Duration 18 weeks
Price €1,550.00
Non EU Cost €1,550.00
Comments Class Time: 18.30-21.30 p.m. (+Two Saturday workshops). Registration Fee is paid directly to CIPD

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