Is this course right for me?

The Certificate in Human Resource Practice is a new qualification released by The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, which you can choose to study at either our Bangor or Rhos-on-sea campus, or at the Management Centre in Bangor University.

It is aimed at people who may already be in an HR role or those aspiring to become HR professionals. Specifically aimed at HR administrative and HR advisor roles, the course focuses on developing individual HR skills in contemporary human resource related subjects.

Emphasis will be on the role of HR as a business partner to line management, and will explore how HR plays a major role in forging an organisation's vision. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded The Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

Studying a CIPD qualification at foundation level will provide you with the knowledge required for new Associate professional level of CIPD membership. If you then have the relevant experience, you can apply for a membership assessment (assessing your workplace activities and behaviours). If successful with the assessment, you’ll be upgraded to new Associate.

In addition to the formal qualification, you will have gained an insight into operational HR and also gained invaluable experience from others who have been on the course with you.

You will study the following subjects throughout the year. Each subject involves lots of classroom discussion and interaction amongst students. All modules are taught by experienced staff that have extensive, operational knowledge in their field.

  • Developing Yourself as an Effective HR or Learning and Development Practitioner 
  • Understanding Organisations and the Role Of HR 
  • Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information 
  • Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations 
  • Resourcing Talent 
  • Preparing and Designing Learning and Development Activities 
  • Developing Coaching Skills for the Workplace. 

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for the course. However, it will be necessary to confirm basic skill requirements and to confirm that all students are able to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

You will also be required to be in CIPD membership for the duration of the course. It is possible that membership is required for a second year. The current membership cost per year is £165 (subject to change by CIPD). This is in addition to your course fees.

You will also be required to buy a core textbook. Other recommended reading lists will be circulated during the course.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recognises that some students may not have studied for some time, and as such, are able to support new students on an individual basis. 

All places are subject to satisfactory interview. 

Delivery:

The delivery of the Certificate in Human Resource Practice will combine a wide range of learning methods. As well as taught classroom work, there will be an additional two ‘Skills Days’ that will allow what you have learnt in the classroom to be applied to real life scenarios as well as developing your own leadership and management skills.

Assessment:

Each subject will be assessed by a formative assignment. There are no formal examinations.

Progression:

The CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management.