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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP)


Build your career in recruitment

Our most popular qualification, this course is designed for recruiters with more than one year of experience. This course is equivalent to A-Level standard and teaches consultants how to build a thriving career in recruitment.

  • Gain a strong commercial edge
  • The course covers: attracting talent, matching candidates with the right role, closing the sale and client relations
  • Equivalent to A-Level standard
  • Successfully passing this qualification will give you the right to add the letters CertRP 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.

You have a choice of nine examination venues to complete your exam.

Fast Track

Qualify in five weeks. Attend a three-day intensive workshop, with the exam on the third day.

Choose from one of five UK-wide locations to attend the workshop.


Level 3: Certificate in Recruitment Practice

Distance learning start dates Fast track workshop dates Examination dates
Distance learning start dates 2 July 2020 Fast track workshop dates 22 - 24 September 2020 Examination dates 24 September 2020 Book now
Distance learning start dates 13 August 2020 Fast track workshop dates 3 - 5 November 2020 Examination dates 5 November 2020 Book now
Distance learning start dates 12 November 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 workshop dates 4 - 6 May 2021 Examination dates 6 May 2021 Book now

Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice

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