CIPD Level 3 Award in Resourcing Talent


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In-depth understanding of the critical elements of attracting and recruiting the best person for each role

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Resourcing Talent is a CIPD accredited module which provides an in-depth understanding of the critical elements of attracting and recruiting the best person for each role. The course is completed across two days in the classroom followed by 14 hours of elearning. Assessment is via a practical assignment and quizzes and questions completed via elearning.

In an environment where competition is fierce, it is essential for businesses to ensure they have the right mix of skills. This course starts with the concept of employer branding and how this impacts the attractiveness of the company to potential employees and the satisfaction of new and existing employees. It will give students an understanding of factors affecting resourcing and talent planning strategies, key legislation relating to recruitment and selection, the key stages in the recruitment and selection processes, and the benefits of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. The course will also introduce good practice relating to induction and probation. Students will develop job descriptions and person specifications and undertake a role play assessment to demonstrate their competence in interviewing.

Sucsessful delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the factors that affect resourcing and talent planning strategies 
  • Understand key legislation and pitfalls to avoid during recruitment 
  • Identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods 
  • Contribute to the recruitment and selection process 
  • Understand the importance of effective induction 

Completing this CIPD training course will give students six credits towards completing their CIPD Certificate in HR Practice or CIPD Diploma in HR Practice, or will result in a CIPD Award if completed on its own.

Topics include:

  • staff turnover
  • succession planning
  • the recruitment and selection process and how each element contributes to its effectiveness
  • the benefits of diversity and the importance of the job description and person specification in the recruitment decision and in challenging claims of discrimination
  • effective interview techniques and the role of induction as the final part of the process to ensure a new employee becomes effective as quickly as possible

Group requirements:

International Workplace can also provide this qualification at a location and time that suits you as an In Company course. In house training can be delivered anywhere in the world. For more information please fill in an enquiry form or call our team - 0871 777 8881

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Successful completion of the course will result in the achievement of a CIPD Award for resourcing talent. Students will receive a certificate from CIPD

Entry requirements

This is an open access qualification. However, the course will benefit you most if you already have some relevant HR / L&D experience.  You will also need access to email and the internet.


The course takes 30 hours to complete and is delivered via blended learning. Students will spend two days in the classroom (16 teaching hours), and complete 14 hours of elearning in their own time.

Students will complete a practical assessment during the classroom session as evidence of the skills and knowledge gained. Students will also work through elearning which takes the format of information, questions and quizzes designed to develop and extend knowledge gained in the classroom.

Day 1

09.00 - Welcome and objectives

09.15 - Organisational context and employer branding

10.00 - Staff turnover

10.15 - Succession planning

10.30 - Break

10.45 - Diversity

11.00 - Ethics and best practice

11.15 - Recruitment cycle

11.30 - Recruitment and employment law

12.15 - Lunch

13.00 - Job descriptions and person specifications

13.30 - Recruitment methods

14.00 - Selection methods

14.30 - Key skills; questioning and listening

15.15 - Break

15.30 - Practice interviews – role play

17.15 - Close

Day 2

09.00 - Queries from day 1

09.30 - Recruitment administration and advising managers 

10.00 - Shortlisting

10.30 - Break

10.45 - Shortlisting

11.00 - Induction

12.15 - Lunch

13.00 - Practical assessments

16.00 - Supporting documents briefing

17.00 - Close


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