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CIPD Diploma In Human Resources Practice - Evenings


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List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

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Course Overview
Coalville Campus - Evenings only

The Foundation Diploma in Human Resources Practice is a comprehensive course covering the key areas you are likely to be involved in when working in HR. Subjects studied include Recruitment, Managing Performance, Handling Change and Managing the Employment Relationship from Induction to Exit. Successful completion will give you a professional qualification awarded by CIPD that is valued by employers. It is aimed at people already working in Human Resources or those who would like to make the move into that role. You do not need any qualifications to join the course but you do need to be comfortable with writing short reports and there is plenty of support to help you if this is something you have not done before. There are no exams - all assessments are a mix of written work, role play, presentations and practical activities such as interviews.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
No previous qualifications are necessary but you will be expected to have some experience or experience in an administrative role where you have had to deal with people.

What Will I Learn?
Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner, the Role of HR in Organisations, Recording and Analysis of HR Data, Managing the Employment Relationship, Managing Performance and Reward, Resourcing Talent in Organisations, Delivering Learning and Develoment Activities, Supporting Organisations Through Change.

How Will I Learn?
You will learn through a variety of taught sessions, workshops, case studies and discussions. You learn as much from other people in the class as you do from the text books - you might be very surprised at how much you already know.

How Will I Be Assessed?
There is a good mix of assessment methods - you may be asked to give a presentation, participate in interview scenarios, write a short report or design an information leaflet. There are no exams and lots of support to help you throughout.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
The Foundation Diploma is a full Level 3 professional qualification that is highly regarded by business. If you already have the Foundation Certificate in HR Practice, it may be possible for you to "top up" to Foundation Diploma by studying additional units. Contact the College and ask for further information. If you would like to progress to a management role in HR and have considerable HR experience already, there are other options at Level 5 and Level 7 available that you may like to look into via the CIPD website.

Attendance Mode
Part Time - Evening

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

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