HR professional development training programme

6 full days or 12 half days
£1495 +VAT
Non Members
£1795 +VAT

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 EEF HR adviser with current best practice knowledge gained from delivering practical HR consultancy to a range of clients.  The EEF adviser will act as a mentor to delegates over a 6 or 12 month period and monitor progress.

The programme is conducted over 6 full days over 6 months or 12 half-days over a 12 month period. It is delivered through small discussion groups and workshops, ensuring closer tuition to promote personalised, applied learning.

To find out more about this course, download our course description pdf.

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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.

By completing this course, delegates will gain:

  • A thorough grasp of the fundamentals of HR and application in the workplace
  • In-depth knowledge and confidence to apply HR practices and procedures within their organisation
  • A wide network of fellow professionals to network and share best practice with.


There are no pre-requisites for this course. 


No assessment but delegates receive a certificate of attendance.

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