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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.

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 Recruitment Practice

Distance learning start dates Fast track study start dates Fast track workshop dates Examination dates
Distance learning start dates 12 August 2021 Fast track study start dates Fast track workshop dates 2 - 4 November 2021 Examination dates 4 November 2021 Book now
Distance learning start dates 11 November 2021 Fast track study start dates 30 December 2021 Fast track workshop dates 1 - 3 February 2022 Examination dates 3 February 2022 Book now
Distance learning start dates 10 February 2022 Fast track study start dates 31 March 2022 Fast track workshop dates 3 - 5 May 2022 Examination dates 5 May 2022 Book now
Distance learning start dates 12 May 2022 Fast track study start dates 30 June 2022 Fast track workshop dates 2 - 4 August 2022 Examination dates 4 August 2022 Book now
Distance learning start dates 11 August 2022 Fast track study start dates 29 September 2022 Fast track workshop dates 1 - 3 November 2022 Examination dates 3 November 2022 Book now

Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice

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