Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice (CIPD)

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Cert in Personnel Mgt

  • Duration

    One semester (15 weeks)

  • Timetable

    Wednesday (18:00 - 22:00)

About the Course

The new CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in Human Resource Practice is for people who have successfully completed a CIPD foundation level certificate.

It is designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map and the new professional membership criteria. It provides a more in-depth understanding of HR in the business context, and enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to further increase your contribution to the HR function.

The programme could also be of interest to those who wish to do the programme as a suite of stand alone modules.

Entry Level

This route to the CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is primarily for those who are members of the CIPD and have completed either the new CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice or the former CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice, and are

  • working in the field of Human Resources and wish to develop their knowledge and skills.
  • or have the responsibility for Human Resources activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function.

Important Course Information

Semester 1

Coaching Skills

Mentoring Skills

Change Management


Recipients of the former Certificate in Personnel Practice (CIPD) will be obliged to undertake two additional units of study to complete the diploma. The units, Effective Human Resource Practitioner and Human Resource Information Systems which are timetabled on Monday evening during the Semester.


Assessment activities for the programme are designed to equip you with the ability to apply learning back in 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 is the lead professional body in the advancement of human resource management practice.

Aquiring the (CIPD) Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice Qualification, is therefore another significant step in achieving further recognition and advancement in your HR career.

Upon successful completion of the programme (and already a holder of the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice), you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice. For the other successful candidates, a transcript of the modules successfully completed may be acquired from CIPD.

Fees & Funding

How to Apply

Applications are made online



Further Information

Programme Leader: Eric Whitsell

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