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CIPD Certificate in Human Resources Practice (Level 3)

Course Code: EC661

UK Price: £895.00

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the awarding body of this certificate.  The course was designed following an extensive period of consultation to ensure that the course is completely up-to-date and relevant to the HR practitioner. The course is designed to give an all round grounding in the main skills and knowledge used by line managers and human resources practitioners when managing employees and dealing with the associated human resource management problems.

The course will be held at the University Centre on the main campus in Blackburn.

What Will I Study?

It is recognised that managing staff effectively is a key component of organisational success and thus a better informed and professional approach to managing staff is necessary. The course covers recruitment, selecting and training staff. It is also covers issues such as: handling grievances and disciplinary matters, health and safety matters, HR planning, employment law and the external environment.   This course is the replacement for the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice which ran for many years.

Modules can include

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR or L&D practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations
  • Resourcing talent
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information
  • Undertaking a learning needs analysis
  • Preparing and designing learning and development activities


CIPD have revised their fee structure. The new students coming in September will pay a one off joining fee of £30 and an initial annual fee of £90. A total of £120.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must normally be employed in a Human Resources Department or supervisory position. You will also need the support of your employer (or an equivalent) to be able to undertake the assessments, which have a work based element.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed by a mixture of written assignments, reports and skills activities.    There is an additional tutorial period each week and one longer study period built into the course.

There is an additional tutorial period each week and two longer study periods built into the course.

Financial Support

There is no financial support for this course. Request an application pack by telephoning on 01254 292500 or by emailing us at


This course is eligible for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, contact us for more information.


Once you have successfully completed the course you may consider undertaking the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Level 5) or the CIPD in Human Resources Management set at post graduate, Masters Level 7.

Qualification Achieved

CIPD Certificate in Human Resources Practice (Level 3).

Other Information

How much does it cost?

The course fees are £895.00 per person.

Course Dates

Afternoon Session: Thursdays 18th September 2014 – 11th June 2015 (1.00pm – 4.00pm)

Evening Session: 
Thursdays 18th September 2014 – 11th June 2015 (6.00pm – 9.00pm)


The first stage in the application process would be to send in your up-to-date CV to for the attention of Janine Smith & Laura Crompton.   The tutor will then assess your CV, have an informal chat with you over the telephone and then he will confirm your acceptance onto the course.  Following this acceptance you will then receive booking forms via your preferred contact method.


To find out more and to book

Email The Training People at Blackburn College or call us on 01254 292500.

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