Course Description

CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice is designed for those who want specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development.  Successful completion of the programme will give participants an IPA Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Level Certificate in Human Resources Practice.  We have a new programme commencing in December 2020 and are now accepting applications.

A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants’ ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills.  This programme will specifically address key HRM challenges in the public, private and not for profit sectors of employment.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will automatically become CIPD Associate Members (Assoc CIPD).  This is the first level of CIPD professional membership and is awarded to people who have the skill and knowledge needed to make a significant supporting contribution, and deliver excellent results in the workplace.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice programme is delivered in 6 Units and unit topics/content are as follows:

UNIT 1: Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner

  • Key Personal Skills/Competencies for HRM Practitioners

UNIT 2: Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR

  • Organisational Context of the HRM Function
  • HR Role and Responsibilities of Line Managers
  • Models of HRM in the Civil, Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors

UNIT 3: Resourcing Talent

  • Best Practice Recruitment & Selection Policies and Procedures
  • Skills in Recruitment and Selection Interviewing
  • On-boarding and Probation

UNIT 4: Performance and Reward Management

  • Managing Performance & Development
  • Appraisal Interviewing
  • Reward Management

UNIT 5: Employee Relations

  • Employment Law – Contracts & Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Employee Engagement and Employee Relations

UNIT 6: Recording, Analysis and Utilising HR Information

  • Sources of HR Information
  • Managing and Reporting on HR Information

This course typically runs from October to May each year however we have a second programme in 2020 running from December to June.  The 2020-2021 programmes will be delivered via online workshops and on-site skills development workshops at the IPA.  Please see the brochure or IPA website here for further information.

Training ProviderInstitute of Public Administration
Course LocationBallsbridge, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course CategoryHuman Resources Management, People Management
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyCIPD
Awarding Body DetailsCIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Human Resources Practice
Course Start Date16th December 2020
Course End Date17th June 2021
Course DurationOctober through to May each year.
Course Time09:30-17:00 on scheduled workshop dates (weekday).
Course Fee€2,630 (2020)
Carear PathHuman Resource Management
Phone01 240 3666
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Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

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