NRF Certificate in Recruitment Practice

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The National Recruitment Federation is now taking applications for the NRF Certificate in Recruitment Practice Programme. NRF 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 NRF certRP title after their name.

DAY 1: Recruitment Process, Candidate Management & Client Management

Recruitment Process and Candidate/Client management is a full-day workshop and is trained by 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 NRF code of Conduct.

DAY 2: Legislation

A full day workshop on employment legislation. Trainer for this workshop is Barrister Eoin O Connor.

DAY 3: Sales & Selling

This is a very comprehensive full day workshop and delivered by Patrick Meehan who is the owner of Invictus Management and also the author of this module.

DAY 4: Assessment

The 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:

Dublin Chamber of Commerce,
7 Clare street, Dublin 2.

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Dublin - January

Dublin - February


9.00 am - 5.00 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 three full day workshops, plus an assessment on day-4, the course modules are:

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

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Course Trainers


I found the course interesting, up to date and informative. The lecturers were experienced and professional and addressed real issues faced by recruiters and HR professionals alike. I gained invaluable experience from the course and networked with classmates.

Brian A. Murray

Comfort Keepers [Home care]

The course was hugely beneficial in terms of bringing the best practice model of recruitment to life. All 3 days were of huge benefit to me personally and have equipped me with the confidence and skills to be a professional recruiter. The course allows for first hand access to professionals who have previously worked in the profession and also covers when and where to utilise effective sales techniques. I would highly recommend this course to anyone working in HR and Recruitment- it’s also thoroughly enjoyable

Siobhan Davoren

Quorum Search Partners

I completed the NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice in 2015, the course was very informative and beneficial to anybody working in the recruitment industry. The three lecturers covering the modules were experts in their areas and delivered the course in a professional and engaging manner. The material covered on the course is very valuable and practical for everyday use in the recruitment industry. I particularly enjoyed the module on employment law. However I did enjoy and gain useful tips from all aspects of the course. I feel the course has helped make me more efficient and improved my client relationships. I would highly recommend this training to anybody working in recruitment.

Michelle Zambra


The legislation was my favourite part of the course. I’ve been able to put my knowledge in this area to use, particularly with my advertising and in knowing what is acceptable to put in an advertisement and what’s not – no matter how harmless it may seem. I’ve also found it of use in advising clients and candidates in certain situations. Eoin’s approach again in terms of his delivery and engagement, was excellent and he was able to answer any questions put to him with a great degree of clarity for us. One of the best pieces of information I was given on this course was to “Think like the NRF – always think Best Practise”!

Fiona Joyce


I found the NRF course extremely beneficial as it has helped me to implement changes into my day to day job by improving my candidate and client management which in turn has helped me to utilize my time better and more efficiently. I also thought the section on legislation was very helpful. For anyone thinking about doing this course, I would highly recommend it.

Orlaith Dingley


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