HR In Practice Essential Insights
Explore the scope of HR and its changing role in the world of work.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
This course has been created by the leading body for HR and people development, CIPD, to provide a high-level overview of the key considerations of the practice of HR.
Developed in collaboration with CIPD’s Associate for this topic, Carrie Stockton, it assumes no prior knowledge of HR. This evidence based, outcomes driven course will share the scope and core areas of HR including examples of good practice.
All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.
The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.
In this course, you will:
- explain the scope of HR and its changing role
- identify the core areas of HR practice
- recognise examples of HR in practice within organisations
- identify a variety of models of HR
- access further information and know where to find additional resources.
Is this course right for me?
This programme is ideal for those who are outside the people profession and would like to find out more, and for those new to the profession who would like to explore the world of HR. It’s also relevant for those who are researching, studying, or considering a career or qualification in HR.
The course could be beneficial for those working in a capacity that requires regular work with HR, such as line management. It provides an insight into the role, which helps support effective working relationships.
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With the CIPD’s Core Learning Subscription, you can access the key learning you require at the point when you need it. Delivered fully online, new courses are added regularly, and content consistently updated to reflect changes in the profession.
|Access to this course for 12 months|
|Access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 24 months|
|All Essential Insight courses – existing and as new courses are added|
|Our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes|
|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
Provide your team with an overview of the practice of HR and boost their knowledge so they can effectively work with people professionals in your organisation.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- explain what HR is
- explore how HR adds value to your organisation’s day to day operations
- describe the breadth of work undertaken by HR.
This short 60–90-minute course consists of a mix of written, video, and interactive content.
The programme covers:
- The changing role and scope of HR
- Core areas of HR practice
- Examples of HR practice
- Models of HR
- Where to find more information?
This self-serve, online course has been designed so you can learn at your own pace.
There is a short knowledge check at the end of the course to test yourself against the key topics. This is not a formal assessment but an opportunity to self-test and can be done multiple times.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months' at end of Course Structure