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.
6 October 2021
23 September 2021
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).
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 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.
For further information, please contact:
Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 TC62
01 240 3666 | email@example.com
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.