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Develop your skills and become an HR professional!

All businesses with employees need some sort of human resources function to manage the people within the business. Having an employee with HR training and understanding enhances any workplace.  

The level of HR function a business needs will depend on its circumstances and structure. Chesterfield College offers two quality CIPD accredited courses to develop HR skills at different levels and to suit diverse business needs. 

What courses do we offer? 

For those just starting or developing their early careers in the world of HR, we have a Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource management. This course is designed to naturally deepen your knowledge and understanding of the HR role and become a confident, business focused and ethical practitioner.  

Our Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is suitable for those already working in a senior HR role. It will allow you to further understand strategic objectives for your business, help develop policies and the people in the organisation.  

Both courses support you to develop a breadth of understanding for management and people practice.   

Will courses be online or in-person? 

Students benefit from working together in a group and developing independently too. The new term will see us deliver a blended learning approach where students will get a mix of face to face and virtual lessons. 

At Chesterfield College, we recognise the talent and experience that you already have and the wealth of knowledge you bring. Although theory and case study is an important part of this course, we also embrace class discussions to consider how the theory applies in real situations, and how we can apply it in our roles. This will provide you with the opportunity to share and develop best practice with fellow people professionals working across a range of sectors, large and small. 

The college was recently awarded a grade 1 quality mark from the CIPD, highlighting the high levels of support and quality of teaching on offer. 

The importance of HR in the pandemic  

Charlotte McCourt, HR consultant and lecturer at Chesterfield College tells us why it is now more important than ever to make sure organisations develop people with the right HR skills.  She said:

“It is true that none of the modules I teach at college on the CIPD course, or the qualifications I have gained in 12 years of working in HR in both the public and private sector, tell you how to be an HR professional in a global pandemic. However, they do give you the skills to know how to support your organisation in times of crisis. They give you the knowledge to understand and implement systems and procedures to look after and develop people.  In times like this, businesses and organisations must make sure they are developing people as HR professionals. “

Costs and funding 

Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management: £3,350 

Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management: £5,225  

You can pay for your course in instalments, with an agreement from the college finance team.  

You may also be eligible for funding to support your learning. For more information, call the Student Services Team on 01246 500500.  

Special offer: Chesterfield Champions and returning Level 5 CIPD Chesterfield college students receive a 10% discount.  

Find out more and apply

Find out more about the course, meet the tutor and other potential students at one of our webinars on 23 July 2021 at 12 pm or 9 September 2021 at 5 pm 

To reserve a place on the webinar or find out more about the course: Email McCourtC@chesterfield.ac.uk  

Apply for a CIPD course here