Level 3 Certificate Human Resource Practice (CIPD)

Start date(s):
18 Sep 2017
1 year
Level 3
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Part Time
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Framwellgate Moor Campus
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The Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in key areas of HR, as well as an understanding of HR in a business context.

It will help you develop practical, relevant skills and above all, provide you with the confidence to be more effective at work.

The Certificate in HR Practice is a foundation-level qualification (equivalent to NVQ/SVQ Level 3) and is designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map and the new professional membership criteria.

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The CHRP aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional HR Practitioner, whether their role is generalist in nature or specialist.


  • Developing yourself as an effective HR or L&D practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information

Optional units to be delivered at New College Durham:

  • Resourcing Talent
  • Delivering learning and development activities
  • Supporting good practice in performance management and reward


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university. If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills to enhance your maths and English skills. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

Professional body registration:

It is a requirement of CIPD that students join the institute. The Course Leader will confirm the CIPD Membership fees prior to induction or prospective candidates can check these at www.cipd.co.uk


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Entry Criteria

This qualification is open entry but specifically aimed at those new to HR; those interested in a move into HR; those working in HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills; line managers involved in HR and who have responsibility for HR activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function; HR staff that do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake CIPD intermediate or advanced level qualifications.