CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP)

The CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice offers you a foundation-level CHRP qualification in Human Resources. Whether you're just starting out in HR or looking to take your career to the next level, our dedicated CHRP course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. What's more, it also offers you professional recognition through membership of CIPD.

The CIPD has expressed the highest possible confidence in the quality of our provision at BPP University. As a result we have been awarded Direct Claims Status for the CIPD Foundation qualifications. This means we can issue your certificate as soon as you successfully complete your qualification rather than having to wait for an external verification visit from the CIPD.

All of our CIPD programmes are taught by experienced HR professionals who bring real world examples into the classroom.

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Key Information

  • Flexible ways to study - In Centre evening classes or Online learning
  • Tutors with significant professional HR experience bringing real-world scenarios to the classroom
  • Access to a student Online Virtual Learning Environment with learning materials
  • Dedicated 1-2-1 support for the duration of the programme
  • Study tips and assignment support

Access more with a CIPD Qualification

The CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice gives you a professional HR qualification that will enhance your industry knowledge and enable you to embrace new career opportunities.

The CHRP is ideal for anyone aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in HR and those working in the field of HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills.


Our unique fast-track course syllabus is designed to give you maximum flexibility in getting the qualification you want with the opportunity to complete your studies in as little as six months. Our virtual learning environment means you can study anytime, anywhere, and our specialist business careers service gives you access to a range of professional opportunities.


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Once you've successfully completed the course you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

The qualification is accredited by the CIPD. Successful completion is also a stepping stone towards the new CIPD Associate professional level of membership (Assoc CIPD)

As a CIPD member you will be able to:

  • Access the CIPD online resources including their library, research and reports
  • Attend local branch meetings for networking and knowledge sharing
  • Subscribe to People Management magazine for all the latest HR news, comment and jobs
  • Access the CIPD HR Profession Map, which captures what HR people do across every aspect of the profession and looks at the underpinning skills, behaviour and knowledge they need to be most successful.

In a highly competitive market, employers the world over recognise that employees with the right skills, experience and knowledge are essential to the success of their businesses.

Fast-track study programme

Our fast-track tuition will enable you to complete the course in as little as six months. By delivering your training in two separate week-long 'chunks' – Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm – you'll quickly learn all the essential knowledge you need to start work on your assessments immediately.

The two weeks of training will include interactive discussions led by your assigned tutor, and will be supported with case studies and exercises to bring the relevant subject matter to life. This will also give you the perfect opportunity to network, share thinking and draw on the experiences of your tutor and fellow students – all of which will further increase your knowledge and enhance your professional prospects.

Each training week will be followed by three months of distance learning, when you will work through relevant course materials on a self-study basis. Typically this will take a minimum of six hours of your time per week. You can use our dedicated virtual learning environment as a guide, and you will of course have access to your tutor and other administrative support throughout this time.

* Terms and conditions apply. Excludes CIPD associated fees.

Dates and Prices

The BPP CIPD Certificate in HR Practice is delivered via Online Classroom with two weeks block In Centre Face-to-Face workshops

Cohort date In Centre Workshop Location In Centre Workshop Week 1(Start Date) In Centre Workshop Week 2
Oct-15 London 05/10/2015 11/01/2016
Manchester 12/10/2015 18/01/2016
Feb-16 London 08/02/2016 09/05/2016
Manchester 15/02/2016 16/05/2016
Jun-16 London 06/06/2016 05/09/2016
Manchester 13/06/2016 12/09/2016
Oct-16 London 03/10/2016 09/01/2016
Manchester 10/10/2016 16/01/2016

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Course fees

The cost for you to study your CIPD Certificate in HR Practice is £2,200 + VAT. You will be required to join the CIPD as a member to carry out your studies. We recommend that you register with the CIPD before commencing your CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice Studies. The CIPD charge registration and membership fees.

Entry requirements

The BPP CIPD Certificate in HR Practice is open to anyone. However, the course will benefit you most if you already have some relevant HR industry experience and can access HR related information.

If your first language is not English, you must hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent).

How to apply

Complete the booking form or, for more information and to discuss your individual circumstances, please contact us via:

Study locations

The BPP CIPD Certificate in HR Practice is delivered via Online Classroom with two weeks block In Centre Face-to-Face workshops

Workshop locations

Compulsory, tutor-led course workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the following locations. See 'Fees' sections for dates and prices.

Access to 25 UK Study Centres

BPP CIPD students have access to our 25 UK Study Centres with state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable, high-quality environments to access your study materials.