This practical Certificate programme provides authoritative guidance on developing best practice in this rapidly changing field. An ageing population, the increase of globalisation and continuing economic uncertainty mean that organisations have to think differently about the way they attract and retain the talent they have in order to maintain competitive advantage. So now more than ever it is crucial to develop recruitment and retention strategies that have a demonstrable impact on organisational success. The CIPD Certificate in Recruitment and Selection takes a skill-based approach and provides practical and authoritative guidance on how to formulate and implement best practice within the context of today's challenging workplace.
Professional and ethical standards and codes of practice
- Professional and ethical standards and codes of practice
- Identifying and developing recruitment strategies
- Preparing and conducting interviews
- Relevant legislation and how it is applied
- Evaluating and utilising the range of selection tools available, including:
The programme is targeted at:
Personnel and development practitioners
Recruitment agency consultants who wish to further their careers with a professional qualification
Line managers who have responsibility for recruitment.
The programme takes place over a period of 6 months. Participants must attend 10 training/contact days (delivered in 7 modules), where you will engage in workshops with tutor input, group exercises and learning reviews. Beyond this you must:
Complete two assessed written assignments
Complete two assessed skills-based assignments (takes place within the contact sessions)
Complete an assessed work-related project
Maintain a personal development portfolio that illustrates your learning
How long will it take me?
The seven modules, along with associated assessments etc., are typically scheduled across a period of 6 months. If however you wish to deliver the CRS internally in your organisation, we can tailor the timelines to meet your needs.
Note: You have a maximum of two years to complete the requirements of the programme
Does the certificate lead to CIPD membership?
Yes. Whilst studying you are an Affiliate (Studying) member of the CIPD. Successful completion of the Certificate leads to Associate membership of the CIPD.
Note: The registration fee for CIPD membership is not included in the Certificate fee.
What other benefits does the Programme offer?
The focus of this programme is to quickly translate academic knowledge and understanding into skills that you can apply in the workplace
Modules are limited to 10 delegates to ensure plenty of time for participation and discussion
All candidates are allocated a CIPD qualified personal tutor to provide you with telephone/written support and guidance on all aspects of the Certificate, including answering any queries you have, clarifying programme content and commenting on draft copies of your written assignments to provide feedback on areas for improvement
The modules are held on a face-to-face basis allowing you time to focus on the subject as well as benefit form networking with fellow professionals
To assist you in your studies, you have open access to extensive online learning and support materials via a dedicated Learner Support Site