This course is designed for those in personnel or human resources functions or those within a business environment wishing to progress into HR departments. The course covers topics relevant to HR and people management.
This Level 3 course is the first step on the route to gaining qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, or is useful as a stand-alone course for those who deal with any aspect of people management.
The course consists of three core modules:
- Developing yourself as an effective Human Resources or Learning & Development Practitioner
- Understanding organisations and the role of Human Resources
- Recording and analysing and using Human Resources information
Plus an additional three option modules:
- Supporting good practice in managing employment relations
- Resourcing talent
- Supporting good practice in performance and reward management.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. A good understanding of English, ideally at Level 2 or above, both verbal and written, is an advantage. Access to HR procedures is also beneficial.
Those working in HR need to be calm under pressure, be able to think quickly to solve issues and hold an impartial approach throughout. They must also have an attention to detail to ensure contracts are accurate and comply to legal requirements
CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice
There are no formal examinations. Students are assessed by the completion of assignments for each module . Work is assessed by the tutor against criteria set by the awarding body your work may also be checked by a representative of the awarding body.
It is anticipated that some reading will be required. In addition, the completion of assessments is done outside class time. Students should be prepared to allocate approximately six to ten hours a week of additional study time per week. Attendance at two Saturday workshops will be required throughout the year, dates will be set at the beginning of the programme.
Work experience is not compulsory for this course however working within, or access to, an HR department will support your learning.
The CIPD has a range of opportunities for progression to higher level courses, and a number of one-off qualifications suitable for those working in people management and development. Please refer to the CIPD website at www.cipd.co.uk.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £150.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Students must register with the CIPD as a student member in order to undertake this course. Current fee information is available on the CIPD website at www.cipd.co.uk.