The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice is delivered by way of blended learning. Participants will be provided with access to workbooks, action learning sets, podcasts, videos and an interactive website/learning platform. Participants are required to attend a minimum of 10 days of workshops over the period October 2020 to May 2021.
In addition to the workshop dates, there will also be additional action learning set meetings that participants will attend throughout the programme. Participants will be required to have an email address and internet access. Workshops will take place at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin but can also be delivered in-house or on a regional basis where demand warrants this.
Attendance at Learning Set meetings is a central requirement if participants are to maximise their opportunities for learning. These meetings are to be scheduled by members of the Learning Set to take place for 3 hours each between each Unit Workshop - 6 in total. Most employers recognise the value of these meetings in the blended approach to programme delivery and allow participants time for travel to and attend at such meetings.
Workshop dates for the Certificate in HR Practice 2020-2021 (Dublin) are:
Unit 1: 1 & 21 October 2020
Learning Set Meetings*: 2-4 November 2020
Unit 2: 26 November 2020
Unit 3*: 19-20 January 2021 (G1) and 21-22 January 2021 (G2)
Unit 4: 2-3 March 2021 (G1) and 4-5 March 2021 (G2)
Unit 5: 21-22 April 2021
Unit 6: 27 May 2021
*Please note that the class will be split into two Groups (G1 and G2) for Units 3 and 4 of the programme. Separate dates apply as outlined above. Students will be advised of the applicable dates during Unit 1 of the programme. Dates may be subject to change.
Workshop dates for the Certificate in HR Practice 2019-2020 (Dublin) are:
Unit 1: 2 & 24 October 2019
Unit 2: 28 November 2019
Unit 3*: 14-15 January 2020 (C1) and 16-17 January 2020 (C2)
Unit 4: 3-4 March 2020 (C1) and 5-6 March 2020 (C2)
Unit 5: 21-22 April 2020
Unit 6: 28 May 2020
*Please note that the class will be split into two Cohorts (C1 and C2) for Units 3 and 4 of the programme. Separate dates apply as outlined above. Students will be advised of the applicable dates during Unit 1 of the programme. Dates may be subject to change.
1 October 2020
The deadline for applications is 13 September 2019.
10 Days over 9 Months
Fees & Enrolment
Fee: The fee per participant is €2,780 (2020-2021).
The fee includes: CIPD Student Membership fees (up to renewal date in July 2021); attendance at workshops, all IPA course materials, including prescribed textbooks, unit workbooks and access to online resources; tutor support and refreshments at workshops.
Where 3 or more participants from the same organisation enrol on and complete the programme, a 10% discount will apply.
Bookings must be received in writing using the downloadable booking form below.
Booking Form - Dublin (PDF)
Please do not use the online booking facility for this CIPD course - use to booking form above.
Places are limited on this programme and early booking is recommended to secure a place.
All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:
Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.
Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.
Students who successfully complete this Certificate in HR Practice may wish to progress to CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice.