Human Resource Management

The primary purpose of the CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice qualification is to develop participants’ knowledge and skills and to build their expertise, confidence and credibility to deliver value in their organisations and to the people served by Human Resources (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals. This qualification will give participants a solid foundation for careers in the people profession, incorporating both Human Resources and Learning & Development.

This qualification, which is comparable to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), introduces the participants to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. It is suited to those participants who:

  • Are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice;
  • Are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation;
  • Wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional;
  • Line Managers with people management responsibilities.

CIPD qualifications set the international standard for people professionals. On successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice, candidates will be eligible for Foundation Membership of the CIPD and can use the designation Foundation CIPD. This starts to build their credibility in the people profession, shows that they are serious about their development and that they have a strong base of knowledge to build on.

 

CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

We offer a blended learning approach to the delivery of 120 hours of guided learning over the period of October 2021 to May 2022. In addition to the 120 hours of guided learning participants can expect to devote another 120 hours to self-study and the completion of assessments between October 2021 and June 2022.

In this blended learning approach, we give participants a series of 11 days of Online Live Workshops. Participants will be required to have good internet access and are advised to be able connect to the online live workshops using a laptop/PC with video and audio enabled.

The Live Online Workshops will be delivered by a team of HR professionals with extensive experience of designing and delivering learning and development interventions for HR and L&D Practitioners and Line Managers.

Participants will also have online access to workbooks for each unit, webcast recordings, videos with self-study guides, podcasts, toolkits and other learning resources through the IPA’s Learning Management System Moodle.

An important part of the blended learning design is that participants will attend online Learning Set/ Study Group meetings throughout the programme (see below).

Each unit of the programme will be led by a dedicated IPA Specialist Unit Lead Tutor/Tutors who will be available to give ongoing advice and support to participants.

The following is the schedule for the programme commencing in October 2021.

Induction / Orientation

6 October 2021 (P.M. Only)

Unit 1: Business, Culture and Change in Context

7 & 28 October 2021

First Facilitated Learning Set Meetings*

One Meeting on either 8 or 9 November 2021

Unit 2: Core Behaviours for People Professionals

2 December 2021 & 6 January 2022

Unit 3: Essentials of People Practice:

Employee Lifecycle & Recruitment & Selection

3 & 17 February 2022

Legislation & Organisation Practices

10 March 2022

Performance & Reward

31 March 2022

Supporting Skills & Knowledge Development

7 April 2022

Unit 4: Principles of Analytics

5 & 19 May 2022

*The allocation of participants to learning sets / study groups will be confirmed after the Unit 1 Workshops.

This schedule may be amended by the IPA. However, if the schedule is to be amended participants will be given advance notice of any changes and every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of participants.

Commences

6 October 2021

Application Deadline

September 2021 23 September 2021

Key Facts

New accredited CIPD programmes aligned to the new CIPD Profession Map are being introduced in 2021.

The IPA now offers the New CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice from October 2021.

This qualification will give participants a solid foundation for careers in the people profession, incorporating both Human Resources (HR) and Learning & Development (L&D).

Duration

Eight Months

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

This CIPD qualification is comparable to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee per participant for the Foundation Certificate in People Practice programme is €2,830.

The fee includes: CIPD Student Membership Fees (up to July 2022); attendance at online workshops; all IPA course materials including prescribed textbooks, unit workbooks and access to online resources; and, ongoing tutor support. Where three (3) or more participants from the same organisation enrol on and complete the programme, a 10% discount will apply.

Bookings:

Bookings for this programme must be submitted in writing using the CIPD Foundation Certificate Booking Form.  All fields in the form must be completed.  Early booking is recommended to secure a place on this programme.

Further Information:

For further information, please contact:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 TC62
01 240 3666  | training@ipa.ie

Cancellation Policy:

Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of this programme, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged. The cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the first online workshop.

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The Programme

The primary purpose of the CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice qualification is to develop participants’ knowledge and skills and to build their expertise, confidence and credibility to deliver value in their organisations and to the people served by Human Resources (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals. This qualification will give participants a solid foundation for careers in the people profession, incorporating both Human Resources and Learning & Development.

This qualification, which is comparable to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), introduces the participants to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. It is suited to those participants who:

  • Are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice;
  • Are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation;
  • Wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional;
  • Line Managers with people management responsibilities.

CIPD qualifications set the international standard for people professionals. On successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice, candidates will be eligible for Foundation Membership of the CIPD and can use the designation Foundation CIPD. This starts to build their credibility in the people profession, shows that they are serious about their development and that they have a strong base of knowledge to build on.

 

Who is this for?

This CIPD entry-level qualification is perfect for people professionals working in, or looking to find, their first role in the people profession; experienced human resources and learning and development practitioners and line managers with people management responsibilities, and will provide them with:

  • A solid grounding in People Practice;
  • The knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver tasks that benefit their organisation at an operational level.
  • The confidence to support positive change for their colleagues and organisations.
Course Content

There are four units on the CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice programme covering:

  1. Business, Culture and Change in Context;
  2. Core Behaviours for People Professionals;
  3. Essentials of People Practice; and,
  4. Principles of Analytics.

Over the course of the four units participants will study a range of areas as set out below.

Business, Culture and Change in Context
  • The Business Environment.
  • Organisation Culture and Workplace Behaviour.
  • Supporting Organisation Change.
Core Behaviours for People Professionals
  • The CIPD Profession Map – the Standards for the People Profession.
  • Ethics and Professional Practice.
  • The Values of the People Management Profession.
  • Continuing Personal/Professional Development.
Essentials of People Practice
  • The Employee Lifecycle.
  • Contributing to Effective Selection and Appointment.
  • Employee Relations & Engagement.
  • Employment Law & Best Practice in relation to Organisation of Working Time/Work Life Balance, Employment Equality & Diversity and Dismissal.
  • Performance Management.
  • Reward Management.
  • Learning and Development.
Principles of Analytics
  • Understanding the Needs of Customers & Stakeholders of the People Profession.
  • Evidence-based Practice & Decision Making.
  • Adding Value through insights based on the Analysis of Data.
Assessment

There is no written examination for the CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice programme. Assessment is by means of unit assignments the majority of which are written with one practical in relation to the conduct of a selection interview in respect of which a recording of the interview will be submitted.

On successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice, candidates will be eligible for Foundation Membership of the CIPD and can use the designation Foundation CIPD.

Other Information

The Institute of Public Administration is an approved Study Centre, offering CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they've been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, the CIPD is the career partner of choice for more than 150,000 members around the world. They are the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals.

Course Leader

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice Programme Director is Edwin Maguire, Senior HRM Training and Consultancy Specialist.  

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