CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice - Programme structure

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Module I (2 days)

Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner

  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR practitioner, whether the role is generalist or specialist.
  • Learn how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet organisation’s needs.
  • Be able to reflect on own practice and development needs and maintain a plan for personal development.

Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR

  • Understand the purpose of an organisation and its environment.
  • Understand the structure, culture and function of an organisation.
  • Understand the role of HR operations within an organisation and how HR activities can support the organisation.

Module II (3 days)

Managing, Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information

  • Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices (data accuracy), data management in all areas of HR.
  • Learn how HR data should be recorded, managed and stored (manually or electronically) and its legal implications.
  • Be able to interpret and analyse HR information and present findings clearly and accurately to support decision making.

Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management

  • Understand how motivational theories and associated tools can be used and can have a positive impact on the business objectives.
  • Good practice related to performance management reviews and the role of financial and non-financial benefits, determinants of reward decisions.
  • Learn how to conduct and reflect upon a performance review.


Module III (2 days)

Resourcing Talent

  • Introduction to the resourcing and talent planning process, understanding the factors that affect an organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy.
  • Identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods and benefits of attracting a diverse workforce.
  • Writing job descriptions, job advertisement process, shortlisting, face-to-face or telephone interviews, job offers and rejection letters.
  • Good practice in employee induction and retention.

Module 5 (1 day)

Preparing and Designing Learning and Development Activities

  • Understand the factors that can influence and affect the design of learning and development activities.
  • Understand the different methods and resources to support learning and development activities and the relevant merits of each.
  • Know how to design learning and development activities.

Module IV (1 day)

Supporting Change within Organisation

  • Identify the main factors that must be considered in the change process and understand why the organisation needs to change – internal and external factors.
  • Understand the impact of change on employees and the role of HR, analyse how people respond to change.
  • Explore different ways of managing change.


Vanda Šinková has an extensive experience in HR management. Currently she is the leader of CIPD Centre of Excellence for the PwC Academies in CEE, and is delivering CIPD qualifications in several CEE countries. In her HR leader role, Vanda has been responsible for the overall HR management agenda, as well as for the strategic HR and change management, organisational and talent development.