The opportunities for individuals wanting to strengthen their careers, knowledge and job prospects in the field of human resources are now better than ever as CCB becomes an approved Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) study centre. This highly sought after status has been awarded by the CIPD to CCB, the business training arm of The Cornwall College Group. This means that local businesses can now train their existing staff locally. As the professional body for human resources and people development, the CIPD offers industry recognised qualifications run by partner organisations, such as CCB.
Hilary Desousa, Training Manager at CCB explains why this is great news: “We have been providing qualifications for many years across a variety of professions and sectors, so we were thrilled to gain approved status from the CIPD. Our lecturers are experienced and knowledgeable; offering guidance and tutoring to help those studying with us the support they need to take the next steps in their career progression.”
The CIPD qualifications are offered at two levels, enabling individuals to learn and grow at a stage suitable for them.
At Foundation level practical skills are taught in human resources, which are perfect for those wanting to acquire a wide range of relevant practical skills in HR and development.
For those further advanced in their careers, CCB also offers the Intermediate level, which develops skills in planning and problem solving.
Both the Foundation and Intermediate qualifications have two learning pathways, enabling individuals to focus on their chosen area of expertise in either human resources or learning and development.
Sally Foard, Group Director Development at The Cornwall College Group, said: “We are extremely pleased to offer these particular learning and development qualifications on behalf of the CIPD. Being awarded this status is yet another example of how industry bodies recognise and respect our ability to deliver professional qualifications effectively. We’re looking forward to welcoming a new group of learners when the first course starts running in early summer.”
The CIPD Foundation course (Level Three), induction day is being offered at The Business Space, Truro on 28th June and the Intermediate course (Level Five) scheduled to run from January next year.
CCB is also accredited to run these CIPD courses from Bicton College, near Exeter.