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Level 3 Certificate in In-House Recruitment (CertIHR)


Build your career in recruitment

Designed by in-house recruiters, for in-house recruiters, the CertIHR contains all legislation and best practice an in-house recruiter needs in their day-to-day role. Achieving the qualification will give you an invaluable professional edge, while expanding your knowledge base.

  • Candidate and relationship management
  • Recruitment legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Equivalent to A-Level standard
  • Successfully passing this qualification will give you the right to add the letters CertIHR after your name.
  • Become an REC Professional when you take this course - for 12 months after passing the exam, you'll benefit from being an Affiliate of the REC (AREC).

Complete this course at home with our distance learning option, or qualify in as few as five weeks with our Fast Track option.

Distance learning

Study anywhere with an internet connection. This course is popular with those seeking to work and study at the same time.

Your dedicated study coach will guide you through the coursework and examination preparation.

We'll send you all the learning materials.

We recommend 12 weeks of preparatory studying for distance learning.

Your examination will take place online.

Fast Track

Qualify in five weeks. Attend a 2.5 day intensive workshop via Zoom, with an online exam on the afternoon of the third day.


Level 3: Certificate in In-House Recruitment

Distance learning start dates Fast track study start dates Fast track workshop dates Examination dates
Distance learning start dates 13 August 2020 Fast track study start dates Fast track workshop dates 3 - 5 November 2020 Examination dates 5 November 2020 Book now
Distance learning start dates 12 November 2020 Fast track study start dates 31 December 2020 Fast track workshop dates 2 - 4 February 2021 Examination dates 4 February 2021 Book now
Distance learning start dates 11 February 2021 Fast track study start dates 1 April 2021 Fast track workshop dates 4 - 6 May 2021 Examination dates 6 May 2021 Book now
Distance learning start dates 13 May 2021 Fast track study start dates 1 July 2021 Fast track workshop dates 3 - 5 August 2021 Examination dates 5 August 2021 Book now

Level 3 Certificate in In-House Recruitment

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