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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice Level 3

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Whether you are hoping to launch a career in human resources, a line manager, or are managing a small business and want to know more about your responsibilities to employees, the Certificate in Human Resource Practice will give you the core skills to work effectively with people.

Guided by a highly qualified team of lecturers, who are also experienced human resources practitioners, you will enjoy a series of lectures, case studies and practical activities to gain a nationally recognised qualification awarded by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. We have unique progression opportunities eventually leading to a Masters in Human Resource Management.

The main course begins in September and runs until July and for this route, subject to numbers, there is a choice between Monday afternoon or Thursday evening sessions. There is also a fast- track to qualification each year beginning in February and lasting 5 months which is subject to higher entry requirements.

The course is suitable for those working in the personnel field and who may have little or no practical experience or no academic qualifications.

The course is designed to be practical and participative, with the emphasis on:

  • Acquisition of Practical Skills
  • Confidence Building
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Self-Development

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Duration

    1 year part-time or 5 months fast track

The following modules are covered in the course:

  • Developing your self as an effective human resources practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of human resources
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information
  • Resourcing talent
  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations
  • Supporting good practice in performance and reward management

Acceptance onto the course is subject to an interview by a member of the CIPD team who will ensure that you:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to benefit from the course.
  2. Have basic literacy skills.
  3. Have access to an organisation’s Personnel or Human Resource function.

Acceptance onto the fast-track programme starting in February is subject to a short written assessment.


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All applications for this programme should be made directly to University Centre Doncaster, using a Higher Education Application form. This is available by emailing HEAdministration@don.ac.uk.

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Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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