The Employment and Recruitment Federation is now taking applications for the online ERF Certificate in Recruitment Practice Programme. ERF CertRP.

Unique to the Industry this is the only dedicated Recruitment Practice Programme in Ireland.

The programme is a must for those new to the industry or for those with experience who wish to validate and improve their knowledge. The programme is designed to instigate a uniform standard across the industry and will give the holders a competitive edge.

Agency clients will be secure in the knowledge that they are employing a qualified recruiter and successful graduates will be entitled to use the ERF certRP title after their name.

Module 1: Recruitment Process, Candidate Management & Client Management

Recruitment Process and Candidate/Client management is 2 x half-day online workshops with trainer Grainne Martin. There is nothing Grainne does not know in these areas and is one of the expert trainers in the recruitment profession. Grainne will also present on the ERF code of Conduct.Fenero, the ERF''s Education Partner, will also deliver a session on Contracting and Contractors

Module 2: Legislation

2 x half-day online workshops on employment legislation. Trainer for this workshop is Barrister Eoin O Connor.

Module 3: Sales & Selling

This is a very comprehensive 2 x half-day online workshops and delivered by Olivia Galvin who is the Director of Coaching & Professional Development (Olivia Galvin Coaching).

ASSESSMENT: Assessment

The online assessment is two and a half hours from which the student must gain 70% or more to pass. The assessment is based on a maximum of 10 questions per Module other than code of conduct which will have no more than 3 questions. The Legislation module (which attributes to 40% of the marks) is based on a case study that will be presented on the day and additional questions will be asked on same.
Event Locations:

Online Training Webinars


9.00 am - 12.00 pm


Prepayment is required before this course commences

For further information or to book a place on this course phone:
01 816 1712 or email:

The course consists of six Modules delivered through six half-day online workshops, plus an assessment on day 7, the course modules are:

• The Recruitment Process
• Candidate Management
• Client Management
• Code of Conduct – ERF
• Legislation
• Selling & Sales

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Trainers

ERF Education Partner


Quality Assurance Committee

Brendan McGinty

Managing Partner of Stratis Consulting

Brendan is a leading expert in people strategy, employee relations, employment policy, change management and dispute resolution with 30 years of experience backed judgement. At Stratis, Brendan and his colleagues support organisations who want to lead improvements in critical areas of Strategic Employment Relations, People Strategy and Workplace Policy. He brings career experience, knowledge and insight to the full advantage of clients in leading people strategies and supporting senior leaders on any sensitive employment and people strategy issues.Brendan previously worked with the business organisation Ibec, where as a member of the leadership team he had a successful career as Director of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Services.He engages with trade unions, government, state agencies, with other stakeholders and has an excellent appreciation of National and European employment policy.He is Chairman of the Board of Skillnet Ireland, the national business support agency dedicated to workforce development. Brendan is passionate about workforce development issues and helping organisations and workers invest in skill development and to prepare for the ‘future of work’ issues ahead.He is also a member of the Governing Body of the National College of Ireland and previously served as a board member of the Labour Relations Commission (now the Workplace Relations Commission). Brendan is Strategic Policy Advisor to the ERF and is a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the World Employment Confederation on behalf of the Federation.

Cora Barnes

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Three Q PERMS & TEMPS

Cora has a strong entrepreneurial spirit who believes wholeheartedly in the role of education and continuous life-long learning in personal, career and business success. A career spanning 23 years in recruitment, entrepreneurship, social enterprises and mentoring, Cora holds an Executive MBA from Smurfit, a Post Graduate Diploma in HR from DBS, a BA in Social Science from UCD. She undertakes CPD courses annually in areas of coaching, communications, sales and marketing. Resident judge for the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office Female Entrepreneur Award since 2008, a Fellow of the National Recruitment Federation, an ERF & ERF Skillnet committee member and a board member and fundraiser for educational and youth initiatives in Dublin and South Africa. She is a proud supporter of the National Recruitment Federation Educational and professional development programs.

Barry Prost

Managing Partner at Yala & Propel Consult

Barry has managed recruitment teams across Ireland, UK and Middle East for over 20 years. In 2010, Barry moved to Bahrain and set up a recruitment company, Propel Consult, with his business partner, Jamie Groom, which they grew to become the largest agency in Bahrain. In 2018 the two founders and their families decided it was time to return home. After moving back to Dublin, Barry and Jamie set up a new recruitment company called Yala to provide embedded recruitment services in Ireland and internationally through a product called ‘Rent A Recruiter’. Yala grew to 15 staff by 2019 and has signed up major clients in both the private and public sector. Barry graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor in Business Studies and subsequently an MBA from the Smurfit School of Business. Barry is a Committee Member of the ERF and also serves on the board for the SFA overseeing the MentorsWork initiative.