The CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in HR Practice Programme. We are now offering participants on the IPA’s current foundation programme an opportunity to book their place on the Diploma Units commencing in September.
The Diploma Units are designed for those who want to expand their specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development. Successful completion of the programme leads to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Diploma in HR Practice.
A key feature of the CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is that it is highly practical allowing participants ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills. The programme is also designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map, with successful completion giving you the underpinning knowledge for the new CIPD Associate professional level of membership (Assoc CIPD). This is a new professional grade of membership recognising the skill, knowledge and approach needed to make a significant supporting contribution, and deliver excellent results in the workplace.
Programme Objectives and Content
The overall objective of these diploma programme units is to help participants broaden their knowledge and skills in the area of HR practice with particular focus on:
Unit 7: Undertaking a Learning Needs Analysis
Unit 8: Contributing to the Process of Job Analysis
Unit 9: Supporting Change Within Organisations
Delivery, Duration and Location
The programme is delivered across three units by blended learning. Participants will be provided with access to workbooks, action learning sets, podcasts, videos and an interactive web site and will be required to attend a minimum of 3 days of workshops over the period September to December 2018. Workshops run from 9:30am – 5:pm on scheduled dates. Participants will be assigned an individual tutor who will support the participants as they progress through the programme. Participants will be required to have an email address and internet access. Workshops will take place at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin but can also be delivered in-house or on a regional basis where demand warrants this.
The 2019 Programme Dates are:
Dublin (IPA Central Programme)
Unit D1: 26 September 2019
Unit D2: 14 November 2019
Unit D3: 12 December 2019
Unit D1: 22 October 2019
Unit D2: 21 November 2019
Unit D3: 17 December 2019
Assessment and Accreditation
The Diploma in HR Practice is accredited by the CIPD. There is no written examination for this programme. Assessment is by means of unit assignments the majority of which are written and where skills are being assessed these will be subject to workshop verification and assessment.