Human Resource Management

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.

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.

CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

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 9 days of workshops over the period October 2017 to May 2018.  

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 are:

Unit 1: 5 & 26 October 2017
Unit 2: 30 November 2017
Unit 3: 17 January 2018 (C1) and 18 January 2018 (C2)
Unit 4: 6-7 March 2018 (C1) and 8-9 March 2018 (C2)
Unit 5: 18-19 April 2018
Unit 6: 17 May 2018

*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.

Commences

5 October 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017 The deadline for applications is 8 September 2017.

Duration

9 Days over 9 Months

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee per participant is €2,650.

The fee includes: CIPD Student Membership fees (up to renewal date in July 2018); 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.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using the downloadable booking form below. Please do not use the online booking facility for this CIPD course.

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
Email: training@ipa.ie

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.

Progression

Students who successfully complete this Certificate in HR Practice may wish to progress to CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice.

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The Programme

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.

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.

Who is this for?

This Foundation Certificate in HR Practice is ideally suited to:

  • Staff who have recently moved into the field of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Staff eager to update their HRM knowledge and skills
  • Line Managers and Supervisors to whom HRM responsibility has been devolved
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in HRM & pursue CIPD Membership
Learning Outcomes

The overall objective of this certificate programme is to help participants develop as effective HRM practitioners and utilise the key skills required in this specialist area.  At the end of the programme participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the organisational context of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • An understanding of the key issues that impact on HRM
  • Practiced and developed, under expert guidance, a range of skills relevant to HRM
  • Increased their knowledge of the legal, economic, environmental, social, technological and labour related developments that impact on the HRM field.
Course Content

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice programme will be delivered in 6 Units 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
  • Induction 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
Assessment

There is no written examination for this programme.  Assessment is by means of unit assignments the majority of which are written and where skills are being assessed these will be subject to classroom / workshop assessment and verification.

The Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  Successful completion of the programme will also give participants an IPA Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice.

Other Information

While studying for ‘CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice’ participants must join as student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Successful completion of the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice participants will automatically become Associate Members of the CIPD.  On attaining Associate membership status participants will be entitled to use the “Assoc CIPD” designation.

Course Leader

The Programme Director is Edwin Maguire, Senior HRM Specialist.  Should you have any questions regarding the Course Content and Suitability, please contact Edwin on 01 240 3678  |  emaguire@ipa.ie.

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