Human Resources
  • Location
    Northampton - Booth Lane
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday from 9 January 2018 to 17 July 2018

    16-18 years old (part-time) £1,500.00
    19+ unemployed and/or claiming benefits N/A
    19+ with government funding N/A
    19+ without government funding £1,500.00
    Overseas students £1,500.00
    19+ Advanced Learner Loan students £1,265.00

* People in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a reduction in fees. Please click here for further details or call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344

Awarding organisation

CIPD Foundation Certificate or Diploma in Human Resources Practice.

Summary of course

The course is designed to provide a broad overview of the key roles and responsibilities undertaken by HR and how these roles and responsibilities interact with other key stakeholders and areas of the business.

If you are doing the Certificate you will study the following core units:

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner (4DEP)
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR (3HRC)
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information (3RAI)

    as well as:

  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations (3MER)
  • Resourcing talent (3RTD)
  • Performance and reward management (3PRM)

    If you are doing the Diploma option you will study a further two units:

  • Supporting change within organisations (3SCO)
  • Delivering and learning activities (3DEL)

How is the course assessed?

One assignment per unit, most having a written and a practical element.

Who is this course for?

Accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) these courses will benefit staff working in administrative roles within an established HR department who are looking to advance their careers. It will also benefit more experienced HR professionals who provide support to line managers on a range of policy, procedural and legal issues. In addition, these courses will be useful for line managers wanting to learn more about managing people effectively in the workplace and those employed in more specialised roles like recruitment and selection and training and development, who want to broaden their knowledge and skill base.

Entry Requirements for new students

There are no formal educational entry requirements, however as there is a written assessment for each unit you need to be confident that you can cope with writing a report of around 2500 words. Don't worry if you have not studied for some time, there will be plenty of support to help you from the course team. We are expecting you will already be working in HR but if not then you will need to show you have some experience of working in a role where you are dealing with people. You will be required to join CIPD as a student and this will cost £143 payable directly to CIPD.

Prospective students need to speak to the course tutor before enrolment. You may be asked to submit a short written piece of work to demonstrate your skills in written English before being offered a place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

For further information please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.

Course fee information

We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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