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HR Professional Development training programme

This innovative training programme provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals and managers to increase the depth of their expertise in all key areas of HR and to share knowledge and network with other delegates. 

Each session is coordinated and managed by a highly experienced HR adviser with current best practice knowledge gained from delivering practical HR consultancy to a range of clients.  The adviser will act as a mentor to delegates over a 6 or 12 month period and monitor progress.

The programme is conducted over 12 half days over 12 months. It is delivered through small discussion groups and workshops, ensuring closer tuition to promote personalised, applied learning.


Course Dates

No open courses currently scheduled, but in-company delivery can be arranged.

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Course content

This course is delivered over twelve half-day sessions as outlined below:

  • Programme induction – the role of the HR practitioner, focus on self-development
  • Recruitment and selection – best practice in recruitment and selection, legal requirements and selection techniques and tools
  • Contracts of employment – forming and writing contracts of employment. including varying contracts, scope and required documentation, regulations around part-time workers, agency workers and fixed term workers
  • HR policies and best practice – examining HR policies and best practice, including considering and challenging current/relevant policy and practice, HR documentation and systems and data protection
  • Family friendly policies – maternity leave, shared parental leave, parental leave, flexible working and time off for dependents
  • Discipline and grievance handling – understanding best practice including investigation techniques, communication and employee involvement
  • Discrimination issues, practices and current legislative requirements –understanding the Equality Act, including the protected characteristics and the different types of discrimination, such as identifying and managing complaints of discrimination
  • Managing absence effectively – handling short and long-term absence and understanding absence trends
  • Training and personal development activities and strategies – the role of HR in employee training and development
  • Employee relations – understanding employee relations, including mechanisms, negotiation, consultation and trade union rights, redundancy and collective consultation
  • Termination of employment and the role of the employment tribunal – protected conversations, the role of the employment tribunal
  • Course conclusion – key legislative changes, reflection on development, CPD review and certificate presentation.