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Certificate in HR Practice


Course duration:
120 hours
Delivery method:
Public course price:
*From £1,705.50

CIPD Approved CentreCertificate in HR Practice (CHRP) - The UK's most popular HR qualification

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice provides a firm foundation in all the areas of human resources and is a natural study route towards undertaking the CIPD's new Advanced Level qualifications. It will help you develop practical, relevant skills and, above all, will give you the confidence to be more effective at work.

The course is designed to provide a firm foundation in all of the core areas of HR, providing a wide range of knowledge as well as practical skills. Whether you are at the start of your career or want to gain a professional qualification in order to further your career, this course will give you the confidence to achieve your goals and support your organisation more effectively.

Workplace Law has been running the popular Certificate in HR Practice course since its introduction in early 2010. With a commitment to excellence for CIPD courses, Workplace Law applies all of the passion and experience developed running the certificate level courses for several years into the new format.

The new course structure is more easily accessible to students and represents the core competencies needed to operate at a particular level in HR practice.

About the Certificate in HR Practice course

This unique Workplace Law course combines the speed and flexibility of e-learning with the quality tutor contact time of traditional classroom learning of other CIPD courses.

Workplace Law's fast-track Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) course takes approximately 20 weeks to complete. A combination of e-learning and intensive classroom study in Cambridge or London leaves you free to study when you want, but with plenty of opportunity to interact with our expert tutors and fellow students during the residential sessions. What's more, the flexible course programme cuts the cost of travelling and saves your company money by reducing the time you spend away from the workplace.

Course structure

The Certificate in HR Practice course is foundation level standard, at an equivalent level to NVQ/SVQ Level 3, and requires a completed total of 28 credits. These credits are made up of the following:

Core modules (10 credits)

Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources

Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information

Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner

Optional modules (18 credits)

You can choose any three of the following modules:


  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations
  • Resourcing talent
  • Supporting good practice in performance and reward management
  • Delivering learning and development activities


Students can complete all four modules and be awarded the Diploma in HR Practice (DHRP). Click here» for details.

Who is the CHRP / DHRP course for?


  • Those new to HR / personnel.
  • People interested in a move into HR / personnel.
  • Line managers who are involved in HR / personnel activities.
  • HR staff who do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake the CIPD Advanced Level course.


How are the courses assessed?

The CHRP and DHRP CIPD courses are assessment-based qualifications and the methods of assessment will include skills assessments, written assessments, online case studies and quizzes.

The CHRP course is split 50:50 between class-based study and web-based e-learning, as is the DHRP course with the exception of the Contributing to the process of job analysis module, which is studied solely online.

Students will have access to tutors throughout their study on this course.


You don't need any previous experience to take the CHRP or DHRP courses; however, some human resources experience would be beneficial. You will also need an email address and access to the internet. You will be required to take part in a telephone interview prior to starting the course.

CIPD membership

Students of the Foundation Certificate or Diploma are required to gain student membership of the CIPD. On completion of the CHRP/DHRP course you will have been provided with the knowledge required for the Associate professional level of membership. Contact the CIPD for further details on upgrading after your course.

What our students have to say

Guaranteed pass scheme

We are so confident in the quality of our CIPD programmes that we guarantee to refund your fees should you not pass. All we ask is that you attend all of your workshops and submit all of your work on time.

Direct Claims Status

Workplace Law has recently been granted Direct Claims Status by the CIPD for all of our CIPD Accredited courses. 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.

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  • "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 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

*Rates shown include 10% discount for members of BIFM, FMA and RICS.