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CIPD Certificate in HR Practice

Tuesday August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Friday June 26, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

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Around 140 hours of study spread over one year, delivered via blended learning (chat sessions online and face to face workshops). Additional time is required for assignments, projects etc. Study materials will be accessed online using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Workshops will be held approximately every 3 weeks – Tuesday evenings 6 – 9pm. There will also be 3 day sessions throughout the year.


Each unit is separately assessed using a variety of assessment methods. These include practical skills assessments, short presentations, written reports and briefing notes.

You will need to pass all 7 units to achieve the certificate qualification.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Certificate in Human Resource Practice provides a firm foundation in all the areas of HR practice. It will help you develop practical, relevant skills and the confidence and behaviours to be an effective HR practitioner.

You will gain a broad grasp of employment law so you can set your own organisation’s policies and procedures in context; understand how to implement best practice in recruitment and selection. Develop your understanding of motivational theories and change management, develop face-to-face interviewing techniques.

Client Group

The Certificate is designed for HR professionals, including line managers, HR assistants and administrative staff who want to enhance their practical HR skills. It would also be appropriate for people who are moving into an HR role or for operational managers who are making the transfer into HR management.

Entry Requirements

Applicants may be required to attend an interview prior to being accepted onto the course.


On successful completion of the programme, candidates receive the CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice. The Certificate is at an equivalent level to SCQF 6.

Course Content

There are seven separately certificated units:

• Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources. (3HRC)

• Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner. (4DEP)

• Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information. (3RAI)

• Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations. (3MER)

• Resourcing Talent. (3RTO)

• Supporting change in organisations. (3SCO)

• Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring. (3LCM)

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Tuesday August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Friday June 26 @ 9:00 pm


Inverness College UHI


Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, 5NA
Inverness, 5NA GB
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