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What is the CIPD?

CIPD Approved CentreThe Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. With 135,000 members, it is the largest and most influential organisation for anyone involved in human resources management, training and development.

Workplace Law Human Resources is approved to offer programmes under the CIPD qualifications framework.

What CIPD courses are available?

The CIPD offers three levels of qualifications – Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. We currently run courses which fall under the Foundation and Intermediate categories.

CIPD courses from Workplace Law

Foundation courses

We currently run three CIPD courses under the CIPD-accredited foundation level programme:

Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP)

Certificate in Learning and Development Practice (CLDP)

Diploma in HR Practice (DHRP)

Both the CIPD Certificate courses are taught on a fast-track basis of approximately 20 weeks; the Diploma is taught over 25 weeks. Study is via a combination of classroom contact and web-based e-learning.

Intermediate courses

We teach the Intermediate Award in Employment Law, a four-day classroom course accredited by the CIPD which forms part of its intermediate level qualifications framework (equivalent to NVQ/SVQ Level 5). The Award provides students with a comprehensive introduction to employment law and practice for busy managers.

CIPD membership

Students of the Foundation Certificates or Diploma are required to gain student membership of the CIPD. These courses will also provide you with the knowledge required for the Associate professional level of membership. Contact the CIPD for further details on upgrading after your course.

Workplace Law Human Resources

Workplace Law Human Resources runs courses throughout the UK for a wide range of clients, both in the public and private sectors. Our team of highly qualified trainers and consultants all have practical experience in the workplace as well as sound legal knowledge. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional teaching style.

What our students have to say


Direct Claims Status

Workplace Law has recently been granted Direct Claims Status by the CIPD for all of our CIPD Accredited courses, at Quality Level 1. This is the highest level awarded by the CIPD and indicates their absolute confidence in Workplace Law to provide excellent services to our students, demonstrates evidence of robust internal procedures, and provides assurance that the qualifications are provided with integrity to the CIPD brand.

We are able to apply for certificates as soon as students receive a pass for all unit assignments, which means a considerable reduction in the time students wait for their certificates.

Direct Claim Status is awarded following significant scrutiny and quality assurance of all internal processes and assessment decisions.  It requires excellence and best practice at all times, and Workplace Law is committed to continuing to maintain and improve on these processes to ensure that the regulations of the CIPD and the reputation of these highly sought-after qualifications are upheld.


For more information on our CIPD courses call us today on 0871 777 8881, quoting ref. 3473.

Available courses


  • "I must say this was probably one of the best courses I have attended and very relevant to things in the past and future. Ali was an excellent lecturer and certainly knew her subject. The Tribunal rounded the week off very well... especially as we won!!!" Ian Green, London Luton Airport
  • "As part of the Certificate in Learning & Development Practice I studied the two-day CIPD Delivering Learning & Development module. I thought the trainer was excellent, very informative and friendly. I passed the course and cannot thank Workplace Law enough for helping me through it. The classes were all very interactive and explained information in the well. The practical assessment was quite nerve racking, but Graeme helped to make us all relaxed and we sailed through. I found all the staff very helpful and quick to respond to any queries. I would definitely recommend Workplace Law to anyone interested in learning more about delivering internal training or presentations." Helen Price, Corporate Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer, Dacorum Borough Council
  • "When I decided to move into a career in HR I immediately thought of Workplace Law. When discussing the suitably of a course, I found the staff friendly and helpful, as a result I decided to undertake the Certificate in HR practice. Despite feeling nervous, having not been in a classroom environment for some time, I found that the way the course was run really suited my learning style and the informal approach made it far easier for me to absorb information, especially as we are able to discuss the subject matter as a group. Everyone I have dealt with has been really helpful and friendly at Workplace Law and I would absolutely recommend them to others considering HR training." Ian Birch, MP Concepts
  • "I studied with Workplace Law for a Diploma in HR Practice from May to September 2012. I found the training was excellent, very informative and well-structured modules. I passed the course and cannot thank Workplace Law enough for helping me through it. The tutors were brilliant, very interactive and explained information in the modules well. There were a few assessments which were quite nerve racking, but the tutors helped to make us all relaxed and we sailed through. I found all the staff very helpful and quick to respond to any queries. I would definitely recommend Workplace Law to anyone contemplating a HR course." Pat Menikou, DW Windsor Lighting
  • "I would like to express my utmost gratitude to Workplace Law and all the fantastic staff in London for making my learning experience such a positive one. I will recommend this course and your organisation to any other Service leavers and will make this clearly known on any MOD resettlement surveys I complete in the coming weeks." Darren Podmore, MOD
  • "Studying the CIPD Certificate in HR practice has been a fantastic, intense and at the same time challenging experience. I have gained so much knowledge and an understanding of Human Resources, and I feel I can apply what I have learnt in my day to day work as a HR administrator. Although at times it was demanding working 5 days a week and then studying every night and weekend the results felt amazing when you hand in your last piece of work! Going to the classes at Workplace Law was a good way of meeting new people and getting to know what you had to know to be a HR professional. Workplace Law helped me to do this easily, by having very friendly tutors, guiding you, and making sure that you understood everything that was expected of you. After completing the course, I am now able to be a true HR professional, this has shown as I have currently won one quarterly award, an annual award and also the Company‚Äôs HR department has won the Team of the Year award. Doing the course and receiving these awards has boosted my confidence and I fully intend on continuing to move forward in 2012 and explore more opportunities for me to grow and develop." Jo Brett, HR Administrator
  • "I really enjoyed studying for the Foundation Diploma in HR Practice at Workplace Law. I feel this gave me a great insight into the principles of human resources, and the ability to develop essential skills that I can utilise in the workplace. The module tutors were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, giving me extremely detailed feedback on the assessed exercises I completed. Workplace Law provided exceptional hospitality during the classroom blocks and the Direct Study Team always responded promptly to all of my questions about the course. I have already had the opportunity to recommend the course to one person, and hope to be able to do so many more times in the future." Jonathan Corbett, LGSS

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