CHaRM delivers the CIPD accredited Certificate in HR Practice to help build capability within the HR profession and with managers of people who have an interest in HR. Uniquely, CHaRM uses real life practical examples to demonstrate principles and techniques taught on the course. CHaRM offers a high level of tutor input and the networking to develop learning relationships with other professionals. We have never yet had a student leave a programme and all our students have achieved either an Award or a Certificate depending upon their individual needs.

Our next Certificate in HR Practice will begin in Spring 2019 and includes the following modules::

  • Understanding Organisations and the role of Human Resources
  • Recording, analysing and using Human Resources information
  • Supporting good practice in Managing Employee Relations
  • Resourcing Talent
  • Developing yourself as an effective Human Resource practitioner
  • Supporting good practice in Performance and Reward Management.

The Certificate is delivered over a mixture of individual days and blocks of two days per month, thus limiting the amount of time you need to spend away from work. The fee for the Certificate is £2,394.00. Payment plans can be arranged for those who are self-funding. There is a requirement that you join the CIPD as a student member to complete the Certificate. The membership fee with the CIPD is £130.00.

The programme starts with a short induction which is delivered via webinar on 18 October 2017. The next day is a full day of learning, which will take place in our training room. Before the course begins a full diagnostic interview will be undertaken with you to ensure that you can be supported in whatever way you need. Tutorials are provided during the course, both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, where any problems or difficulties you are experiencing with workload or assessments can be addressed and any support required can be put in place.

If you do not wish to complete the full Certificate, you can stop after module three and receive an Award in HR Essentials.

Previous student feedback includes:

"I have really enjoyed the course and everyone involved: CHaRM staff - delightful, thank you for everything."

Thank you Sue for all your help. I feel more confident discussing HR related things now and have even used what we have discussed to support work!"

"Of all courses done (and that's a lot over the years), I have learnt most from this that I can use. Thank you."

"Thank you for everything you have done for me. I have had a great time on the course and met lots of lovely new people."

"Thank you very much - you have been a great teacher and I have learnt so much."

"Many thanks for all your support during the course."

For a full programme please telephone us on 0115 984 3119, or email

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