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Human Resources Practice | CIPD Foundation Certificate | Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Functional skills in English and maths. Relevant experience. Assessment: Written assignments (one per module) Qualification: CIPD Certificate in Human Resources Practice Level 3 Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

This course covers the role of HR within an organisational context and how to record, analyse and use HR information effectively.

This CIPD course gives you the opportunity to build on your expertise gained through work experience in a Human Resources role and begin taking the next steps towards career progression with a highly regarded qualification. 

You will need to allocate a minimum of two hours of self-directed study per week. Before starting the course it is recommended that you read articles on HR and work-related issues and become more familiar with the wider HR area.

You will need to join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as a student member once the course commences.  

If you achieve this qualification you can become associate members of the CIPD.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0076-1C 17 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30pm-8.30pm 36 weeks £1,265.00 Apply
CM0077-1C 20 Jan 2020 Central Brighton 5.30pm-8.30pm 36 weeks £1,265.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have functional skills English and Maths.

You will need to attend an interview to enrol on this course, but no formal qualifications are required.

It is preferential for you to have work experience in a related occupation such as management or recruitment roles. You will will be either operating in a HR role or be at the early stages of your HR career or you may have transferable skills and are looking to make a career move into HR.

Assessment methods vary and can include: reports, presentations, role plays or observed simulation activities and reflective writing.
Written assignments are required for every module (6 per Certificate course). 

Entry requirements

Course units

The HR Certificate consists of six units. The three ‘core units’ are: 

1. Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner
In this unit you will learn how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users’ needs and be able to reflect on and develop your own skills and practice.

2. Understanding organisations and the role of HR
In this unit you will understand the different types of business organisations and the business environment in which it operates and how HR activities support the business objectives.

3. Recording, analysing and using HR information
This unit will explain how HR data should be recorded, managed and stored and how it can be used to inform decision making in the organisation.

Additional units

There are three more units taken from the CIPD’s bank of optional units at foundation Certificate level. These have been selected to cover areas of common interest and relevance to participants. These are:

4. Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations
This unit provides an introduction to employment law within the context of employee relations and employee rights. It focuses on different aspects of HR activity, looking at good practice and legal requirements within each activity from recruitment to release. 

5. Resourcing Talent
In this unit you will examine the factors which influence an organisation’s recruitment and selection policy, as well as develop your own practical skills in contributing to the recruitment and selection process. 

6. Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management
This unit will examine the links between organisational success, performance management and motivation. It will also develop your skills in conducting a performance review.

Code
NameCredit value
4DEPDeveloping Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner
4
3HRC Understanding Organisations and the role of HR4
3RAIRecording, analysing and using HR information2
3MER Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations6
3RTO Resourcing talent6
3PRM Supporting good practice in performance management and reward6

Why the MET?

Our Tutors are HR qualified and highly experienced HR professionals and provide an engaging and stimulating learning experience, to enable you to leave with the confidence, knowledge and most importantly, experience to further progress your career in Human Resources.

We offer the perfect opportunity to focus on developing ‘You’ and your career.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach. 

Why the MET?

Course fees

The course fees are £1,265.00

This does not include your CIPD membership fee.

You may be eligible for support with your fees in the form of an Advanced Learner Loan.

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Careers

Potential Careers

Human resource manager or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £29,075

AVERAGE £50,856

POTENTIAL £94,400

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources or industrial relations officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Undertakes research into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments.
  • Develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks.
  • Assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment.
  • Interviews candidates for jobs.
  • Advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues.
  • Deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,247

AVERAGE £28,958

POTENTIAL £44,870

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources administrative occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies.
  • Arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media.
  • Provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation.
  • Provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc.
  • Implements and maintains HR records systems.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,088

AVERAGE £20,943

POTENTIAL £29,796

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
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