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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP)

NFQ Level
Equivalent Level 5
Study Mode
Course Duration
18 Weeks + 2 Saturdays
Start/End Date
15/06/21 - 14/10/21
Day & Time
Tuesday & Thursday
18.30 - 21.30
Live Online Classes
Course Fees
€1745.00 Inc exam fee
To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

Do you want to achieve a CIPD Professional qualification that will showcase your ability to have a real impact in the workplace and gain the essential skills to support the HR function with confidence?

Do you want to understanding how HR activities support an organisation's strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives and how they are shaped by internal and external factors.  

Whether you're just starting out in HR or looking to take your career to the next level, this course will give you the skills, knowledge and tools to support your organisation and progress your career.  It also offers you professional recognition through Associate membership of CIPD. 

What will You Experience?

You will experience a wide range of HR areas of study that will enable you to develop as a practitioner and grow in confidence with many opportunities to map out an exciting career path

A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes and a team, who will support, mentor and guide you in achieving your goals.

Programme Modules (Core Units 10 Credits)

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR or L&D Practitioner 
  • Recording, Analysing and using HR information 
  • Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources 

Optional Units (Specialised Units 18 Credits)

  • Resourcing Talent 
  • Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations  
  • Delivering Learning and Development Activities 

Programme Modules

Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Development Practitioner

Designed to enable you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional practitioner, whether the role is generalist in nature or specialist, for example L&D.   You will develop a personal development plan, following a self-assessment of learning and development needs that meets your personal and professional requirements.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1 Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR or L&D practitioner.
LO 2 Know how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users’ needs.
LO 3 Be able to reflect on own practice and development needs and maintain a plan for personal development.

Unit code: 4DEP      Module credit units ECTS: 4

Recording, Analysing and using Human Resources Information

The aim is to develops the learner’s understanding of the important contribution that accurate data, whether stored manually or electronically can make to the human resources (HR) or learning and development (L&D) function.

It spans the remit of data management for all areas including but not limited to HR planning, recruitment and selection, performance and reward management, absence management, disciplinary and grievance procedures and electronic record management for L&D.

This unit covers the legal implications of collecting, storing and using personnel data and will enable you to record data and information and to interpret, analyse and present information clearly and accurately in an appropriate format in support of decision making to meet organisation-wide objectives and support L&D solutions for individuals and groups within the organization.

Learning Outcomes (LO)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1           Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices.

LO 2           Know how HR data should be recorded and stored.

LO 3           Be able to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making.

 Unit code: 3RAI       Module credit units ECTS: 2

Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources

This unit provides an introduction to the role of human resources and learning and development (HR/L&D) within an organisation and the environmental context.  By the end of this unit the learner will have developed their understanding of how HR activities support an organisation’s strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives and how these are shaped by internal and external factors.

Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1          Understand the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment.

LO 2          Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation.

LO 3          Understand how HR/L&D activities support an organisation.

 Unit code: 3HRC       Module credit units ECTS: 4

Resourcing Talent

Organisational success depends on having the right skill mix. Studying this unit will enable learners to understand the factors that impact on an organisation’s resourcing and talent planning activities. Understand and make a positive contribution to the recruitment and selection process by developing knowledge and skills in defining and writing job descriptions, contributing to the job advertisement process, shortlisting, conducting face-to-face or telephone interviews and contributing to job offer and rejection letters.

Key legislation pertaining to recruitment and selection will be covered. Finally, learners will also learn more about good practice in employee induction and retention and the importance of collaborative working with other stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1    Be able to explain the factors that affect an organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy.

LO 2    Be able to identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods.

LO 3    Be able to contribute to the recruitment and selection interviewing process for a job role

LO 4    Understand the importance of effective induction.

Unit code:     3RT0.  Module credit units  ECTS: 6

Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations

Managing the employment relationship effectively is a key part of the role of the human resources (HR) practitioner.   This unit aims to introduce a number of aspects of this task and to provide an introduction to employment law within the context of employee relations.

It starts with an explanation of the employment relationship and the key parties that are involved within it.  It then focuses on different aspects of HR activity, looking at good practice and legal requirements within each activity.  It is recognised that learners need to have a basic understanding of employment law to enable them to operate effectively, but given this is a broad and complex area, it is acknowledged that this unit only aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge and assumes no prior understanding of employment law.

Learning Outcomes (LO)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1          Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship.

LO 2          Understand the main individual rights that the employee has during the employment relationship.

LO 3          Understand the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship.

Unit code: 3MER       Module credit units ECTS: 6

Delivering Learning and Development Activities

This unit takes learners through the essential stages of preparing for and delivering an inclusive and effective L&D activity for a group of learners.   It begins with consideration of the practical preparations required to be credible as a trainer, including readiness to deliver the activity and the availability of all resources and materials.

It explores the concept of a positive learning climate and the range of steps that can be taken by a trainer towards creating and maintaining this.

After reviewing a range of different training techniques, methods and resources, the unit requires learners to make effective use of a selection of these within the delivery of a group based L&D activity, ensuring it is both inclusive and addresses identified learning objectives.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1           Be able to prepare for delivery of a learning and development activity.

LO 2           Be able to create a positive learning environment.

LO 3  Be able to use a range of training techniques, methods and resources to deliver an inclusive learning and development activity, for a group of learners, which meets identified Objectives.

Code: 3DEL   Credits: ECTS 6

CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP)

Live Online Learning

You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with an industry experienced Professional Teacher who will provide you with inspirational lectures and all support materials you need to achieve your goals.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but personal qualities such as motivation and commitment are very important.  ICT skills are also very useful.

Ideal for those

  • New to HR or those interested in a move to HR 
  • Working in HR in a support role and wish to develop the skills and knowledge. 
  • Line managers who are involved in HR without a specialist function. 

Assessment & Awards

This Professional Certificate in HR Practice will provide you with a valuable Qualification and Associate membership of CIPD. 

 Assessment Method
This will entail two written reports and two skills-based assessments along with the work-based project.  All of these must be completed satisfactorily in order to attain certification and associate membership of the CIPD. 

 The CHRP programme will be completed over a total of 140 classroom-led training hours and learners are expected to complete a minimum of 140 hours self-directed learning. 

CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

Credit Value: 28.  

Module NFQ: **(RQF Level 3, comparable to Level 5 in Ireland
**UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Career & Progression

In a highly competitive market, employers recognise that employees with the right skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge are essential to the success of their businesses.    Achieving CIPD CHRP certification is proof of your professional achievement, providing you with a solid credential leading to better job opportunities and a well-defined career path  

 Examples  include: 

  • HR Administrator 
  • Learning and Development Specialist 
  • Recruitment Executive 
  • Assistant HR Analyst 
  • Employee Relations Assistant 
  • HR Shared Services 
  • Team Leader 
  • People Management Assistant 
  • HR Manager 

 Progression Opportunities  

  • CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management Level 5  (Equivalent to Level 7 on the NFQ) 
  • PMI Diploma in Project Management Professional PMP® 
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) 

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

CIPD FEES Valid from: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 (up to 12 months)  For 2020, the exchange rate is EUR 1.15 = GBP 1.00. 

CIPD Associate Membership & Administration Fee 
Membership:  £163.00 = €187.45
Administration Fee: £40.00 = €46.00
Total CIPD Fees: €233.45
Students pays:  €150.00 - Saving € 83.45

Payment Plan (Inclusive) 

Deposit:€150.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  €532.00 08/06/21
2nd Instalment:€532.00 15/07/21
3rd Instalment €531.00 15/08/21
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