Foundation Certificate in Personnel Practice (CIPD)

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Cert in Personnel Mgt

  • Duration

    1 Academic Year

  • Timetable

    Monday (18:00 - 22:00)

About the Course

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice is a one year part-time programme accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnell & Development. The programme provides a firm foundation in all areas of human resources, helping you to develop essential people management skills and give you the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your organisation.

Entry Level

Please note that you must either work currently in a people management situation or have regular access to an organisation to undertake work-based assignments to successfully complete the programme.

There are no formal educational requirements; however, it is essential that all candidates have competence in spoken and written english.

The Qualification is in general intended for those:

  • New to HR or to those aspiring to a career in the area.
  • Working in HR in support roles and wish to further their career with a professional qualification.
  • Line managers, supervisors or team leaders who wish to develop their knowledge and skills.

Important Course Information

Semester 1

Effective Human Resource Practitioner

Human Resource Information Systems

Resourcing Talent

Semester 2

Managing Employee Relations

Performance & Reward Management


Assessment activities for the programme are designed to equip you with the ability to apply learning back to your organisation and in your work role. Accordingly, assessment is by:

  • Demonstrating practical skills
  • Short work-based reports
  • A self-assessment of your experience and contribution to the programme
  • Evaluation, explanation and comparison case study exercises

Supporting your Studies
You are assigned a personal tutor who provides advice and support throughout the programme. You will have access to a dedicated web-based site. You will have available core texts, reference materials and comprehensive notes to support you in your study.

Career Opportunities

The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) is the lead professional body in the advancement of human resource practice.

Aquiring the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice qualification, is therefore a fundemental step in the emergence and recognitiion of your career in human resource management.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice. Completion of the certificate together with relevant experience in which you successfully applied the knowledge required on the programme, allows you to apply to CIPD for associate membership,

Fees & Funding

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How to Apply

Applications are made online



Further Information

Programme Leader: Eric Whitsell

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