From Level 2 to Level 5, the IRP offers a range of recruitment qualifications to help you succeed

Our professional qualifications are designed to give you the knowledge and skills to succeed in recruitment and talent acquisition.

Studying with us will give you a deeper understanding of recruitment that vastly improves your potential. As you progress through your career, what you learn through an IRP qualification will enable you to become a complete recruiter. When you enrol on any of our qualifications, you will receive student membership of the IRP during your training period, and then 12 months’ complementary Affiliate membership (AIRP) upon completion of the course.

Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing

Aimed at school or college leavers, and those who are changing career direction. You will gain an understanding of the recruitment industry, including internal processes and regulatory policies.

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Certificate in Recruitment Practice

For those with some experience: learn the fundamentals needed to work effectively, efficiently and ethically in the recruitment industry.

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Certificate in In-house Recruitment

Expand your knowledge base with the only qualification endorsed by the Good Recruitment Campaign.

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Diploma in Recruitment Management

A broader perspective on the recruitment industry. For experienced recruitment professionals who are ready to progress to a management position. This course offers a broader perspective on the recruitment industry, sales, business and management.

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Diploma in Recruitment Leadership

A degree-level qualification for strategic managers and directors within a recruitment function. You will learn how to add value to the service you provide to clients and candidates, and help enhance your personal and professional effectiveness.

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Examination process and guidelines

For more information on the examination processes, dates, guidelines etc. can be found here. IRP is an equal opportunities provider, please contact us on +44 (0)207 009 2155 for more information.

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