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CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice (Intensive)


Duration: 5 months Start Date: 22/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tuesday, 16:15 - 21:30 Location: Silbury Campus Fees: £1350.00

What does this course cover?

The course consists of 6 units including:

  • Developing yourself as an HR practitioner
  • Resourcing talent
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR performance and reward
  • Managing the employment relationship
  • Using HR information.


Through these units you will learn to:

  • Develop the skills needed in personnel work
  • Gain an introduction to the work of the personnel department
  • Assess the personnel function's contribution to achieving organisational goals
  • Prepare and conduct face-to-face interviews
  • Use assessment and evaluation techniques
  • Recognise the practical relevance of your organisation's policies and procedures.
  • Give basic feedback
  • Provide an awareness of the context of personnel functions and key issues that impact on personnel issues
  • Be confident in all areas vital to effective and efficient recruitment and selection.
  • Plan and carry out a short training session
  • Apply the fundamentals of employment law
  • Improve the performance of the team and encourage development using effective performance review processes.


Who is this course for?

Are you currently working at the level of personnel assistant, personnel administrator or personnel officer? Perhaps you are new to or aspiring to a career in the personnel function? If this sounds like you then this course is ideal.

What can I do after this course?

You may wish to continue your studies and other courses offered by Milton Keynes College include the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Learning & Development and the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management.

You may continue on to the CIPD Graduate Scheme and Post-Graduate Scheme.

Why choose this course?

The CIPD Certificate in HR Practice provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and giving you the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function.

The CIPD Certificate in HR Practice replaces the highly regarded CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) and is ideal for HR professionals wishing to acquire a wide range of relevant, practical skills and a professional qualification to further their career within HR.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required but you will need a good command of English to Level 2.

Course detail

Do I need to purchase anything?

You will need to become a member of the CIPD at a cost of approximately £160. This cost is not included in the course fees.

How will I be assessed?

There are 4 assignments to complete during the course. These include an assessed project, self-study materials and maintaining a personal development portfolio.

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