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Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP)

The CPP is designed to introduce you to a wide range of practical skills required by today’s HR officers, secretarial/personnel assistants, line managers and clerical staff. This qualification is for personnel assistants, administrators and HR officers who support key aspects of the HR function within their organisation. It's also a valuable qualification for line managers, supervisors and team leaders who want to gain a recognised qualification.
Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
The CPP is composed of four mandatory modules:
  • Human resource plans and organizational context
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development
  • Performance management and employee relations
 
 
Examination Style
This is an assessment-based qualification that requires you to complete:
  • Four work-based or work-related assignments (one for each module) – two written (1,500–2,000 words) and two skills-based
  • A work-based project (3,000–3,500 words)
  • A continuing professional development (CPD) record and plan.
 
A total of 240 study hours are required to successfully complete this qualification, of which 120 hours should be private study. On average it takes nine months to complete.
 
Examination Passing Score
Please contact a CIPD-approved centre. You will find a full list of approved centres and programmes on CIPD website at www.cipd.co.uk/centresearch Centres will provide you with further information on costs, start dates and enrolment.

 

Examination & Results Dates
Please contact a CIPD-approved centre. You will find a full list of approved centres and programmes on CIPD website at www.cipd.co.uk/centresearch Centres will provide you with further information on costs, start dates and enrolment.

 

Examination Mode Paper-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Human Resources
Professional Body Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Location of Incorporation United Kingdom