The Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) is a foundation-level programme awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Whether you're just starting out in HR or looking to take your career to the next level, this 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.

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

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  1. Frequent guest lecturers:
    Frequent guest lectures available in a vibrant campus to stimulate and enhance your learning.

  2. Small classes mean enhanced learning:
    Small classes which focus on the application of theory to real-life scenarios and enhance your strategic management capabilities.

  3. CIPD award:
    The course provides a CIPD certificate award and Associate membership of the professional body.

  4. Professional networking opportunities:
    You will study with other HR professionals, great for networking possibilities.

  5. Tutors with industry knowledge:
    The tutors for this course are also industry experts.

  6. Great facilities:
    Excellent library, modern campus, student facilities and personalized student support mechanisms.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time 24 weeks September Southwark Campus


The Units covered on the course are designed to enable participants to develop and update a range of skills and knowledge required in the practice of human resource management and to provide them with an understanding and appreciation of the role and range of activities undertaken by human resource management professionals

  • Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner
  • Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources
  • Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information
  • Resourcing Talent
  • Delivering Learning and Development Activities
  • Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations

These modules cover crucial areas and give a practical understanding of the behavior of people within organizations and an appreciation of the scope and nature of human resources.


Students who successfully complete this Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) can progress into human resource management and related disciplines. You could rise to middle and even senior management positions upon attainment of further qualifications and experience.

Academic progression

For those wishing to progress onto LSBU's MSc Human Resource Management, but who do not meet the standard LSBU entry requirements to apply in their own right, there is a non-standard entry route which can be accessed by Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) students.

Employability Service

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At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

In addition to lectures, seminars, and tutorials, which are the staples of any course, teaching methods include student presentations, a group working, role-playing exercises, hands-on computing and computer-assisted learning packages. We also aim to strengthen your interpersonal skills to help you establish a career in your chosen subject area by supporting you with a personal tutor and a student mentor.

Meet Jo, one of the academic staff who teaches on this course: Jo Lundie has taught on the CHRP since 2012. As a previous graduate of LSBU (MSc HRM) and a full-time HR practitioner within the private sector (financial services), Jo is passionate about HR and enjoys nothing more than sharing this passion with the students she encounters. A typical session with Jo aims to be energetic, highly collaborative, and challenging but fun, with a balance of theoretical best practice grounded in real-world experience. Jo co-ordinates the teaching for the CHRP as a whole, working closely with the Co-Course Director and the teaching team, and leads the "Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner," "Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources," and "Resourcing Talent" modules for the course.

Entry requirements

No formally stipulated academic qualifications are required for this course. However, it is essential to be or have been in employment, preferably relevant employment in a Human Resource Management OR Learning and Development function. In addition, applicants need to be confident of having organizational support in order to contribute in class and to undertake assignments.

Please note that at enrolment you will be required to show a copy or copies of your original qualification certificates as we are required to gather this information for auditing purposes.

Additionally, students that are non-native speakers of English are required to have a balanced IELTS score of 6.5 (or the equivalent).

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

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Last updated February 21, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
24 weeks
2,165 GBP
Year 1 Full-time fee: £2165.
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