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HR Qualification Advice??

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awakeandanxiouss · 23/01/2023 23:13

Hello, I have posted before about maternity and my nhs job. I am worried about my future career in a low band position and have thought back to my colleague days when I studied business management. I enjoyed the HR modules a lot and am considering developing in that area. Does anyone know of any online HR courses or qualifications I could look into? The open university seems limited in this area. Any advice is so appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š

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awakeandanxiouss · 23/01/2023 23:14

College* good start ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Hollyhocksarenotmessy · 24/01/2023 10:19

Hi,
The key professional qualifications for HR are the CIPD ones.

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crinklemum2 · 24/01/2023 10:21

CIPD Level 3 is a good start. There are colleges and online training providers who deliver this fully remotely.

Finding an entry level position in HR can be tricky but once you're in many companies will sponsor you to do CIPD level 5/7- there are routes now where they can use their Apprenticeship levy pot to fund this.

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Myfirstcarwasamini · 24/01/2023 10:25

Hi OP, if you are starting out with no practical HR experience yet, a good place to start is to look into the level 3 Certificate in People Practice. The CIPD does an online course for this and looking at their website they may have a sale on at the moment so a good time to explore. This course will give you the basics as it's aimed at a complete beginner. If you got this qualification you could begin looking for HR administrative jobs which is a great way in and gives you the knowledge of how disciplinaries/grievances/managing performance and all other elements of a generalist HR nature, work on a practical level. As someone who has worked in HR for the past 35 years I can thoroughly recommend it. It's not always easy but if you are a people person who enjoys working within procedures and ensuring fairness and professional practice it's (in my view anyway), very rewarding. I started as an administrator and I have been working as a stand alone HR Manager in a small business for the last 18 years. I always say that it is a lot like driving two cars at once. You are looking after the interests of the business and the employee at the same time. PM me if you have anything you'd like to ask and hopefully I'll be able to shine a light ๐Ÿ˜€. Good luck!

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awakeandanxiouss · 25/01/2023 09:29

Thank you all so much! I am going to look into CIPD level 3 and this will hopefully give me a good place to start. I think itโ€™s something Iโ€™d really enjoy and love that there is opportunity for progression ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Autumnisnearlyhere · 28/08/2023 07:06

Hi @awakeandanxiouss , came across your post as interested in doing cipd level 3 , did you find a course in the end? Who did you go with and how did you find it? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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