CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

18 weeks

Course Fees
€1595.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Is for individuals who are…

Interested in a Professional Qualification that will showcase your ability to have a real impact in the workplace and the essential skills to support the HR function with confidence.

Whether you are working in HR, Administration or looking to take your career to the next level, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed and professional recognition through membership of CIPD.

Why is this course right for you?

In a highly competitive market, employers recognise that employees with the CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) Qualification have the skills, experience and knowledge that are essential to the success of the organisation.  

The Certificate in HR Practice provides a valuable Qualification that will enhance your career and promotional or academic opportunities. Successful completion of the CHRP you will also gain the Associate Membership of the CIPD.

To Become...

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve a Professional

Dorset College is Accredited by CIPD so you can feel confident that this Certificate will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field and with the opportunity to apply for Associate Membership of CIPD.

02. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence in a student-centered learning environment. Learn about HR Practice and understand how HR activities support an organisation’s strategy and assist in the achievement of business objectives. Excellent career and academic opportunities.

03. Great Teachers

Learn from a team of highly qualified and industry experienced teachers who will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and competence required for a role in personnel practice.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes and teachers who support, mentor and guide you in achieving your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but personal qualities such as motivation and commitment are important.  Experience working in an office environment and basic computer skills are required.   

English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0 

Please call us or visit the college, if you wish to speak with a course Advisor, who would be happy to discuss the course details and how it can benefit your career. 


Start Date: 10/03/20

End Date: 09/07/20

Duration: 18 Weeks

Time: 18.30 to 21.30

Evenings: Tuesdays and Thursdays + 2 Saturdays workshops



A highly valued qualification with excellent career and academic benefits.

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
  • This qualification is a Level 3 (equivalent to A Level) on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is comparable to Level 5 on the NFQ in Ireland


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 - progress to:

  • CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management Level 5
  • (Equivalent to Level 7 on the NFQ)
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)
  • Supervisory Management and Leadership Level 6

Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

Patricia O'Carroll

Patricia O'Carroll


Neville Kenny

Neville Kenny


Programme Fees


Additional Information

Application Process