CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice (level 3)

Doncaster College

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
Tuition fee
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Whether you are hoping to launch a career in human resources, a line manager, or are managing a small business and want to know more about your responsibilities to employees, the Certificate in Human Resource Practice will give you the core skills to work effectively with people.


Guided by a highly qualified team of lecturers, who are also experienced human resources practitioners, you will enjoy a series of lectures, case studies and practical activities to gain a nationally recognised qualification awarded by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. We have unique progression opportunities eventually leading to a Masters in Human Resource Management.

The main course begins in September and runs until July and for this route, subject to numbers, there is a choice between Monday afternoon or Thursday evening sessions. There is also a fast- track to qualification each year beginning in February and lasting 5 months which is subject to higher entry requirements.

The course is suitable for those working in the personnel field and who may have little or no practical experience or no academic qualifications.

The course is designed to be practical and participative, with the emphasis on:

  • Acquisition of Practical Skills
  • Confidence Building
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Self-Development

Programme Structure

  • Developing your self as an effective human resources practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of human resources
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information
  • Resourcing talent
  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations
  • Supporting good practice in performance and reward management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Acceptance onto the course is subject to an interview by a member of the CIPD team who will ensure that you:

  • Demonstrate the ability to benefit from the course.
  • Have basic literacy skills.
  • Have access to an organisation’s Personnel or Human Resource function.

Tuition Fee


Financial Support is available to most students in some form, including:

  • Bursaries
  • Student Loans
  • Grants
  • Returning Full Time Students
  • Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)
  • Part Time Students

For more information, please check the programme webpage.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice (level 3)
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