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Learn how to hire the right people and keep them

The Certificate in HR Practice offers a comprehensive 6-week journey that equips participants with practical and effective skills in managing human resources. Delving into the core principles of the ART Method (Attract – Retain – Train), this programme empowers individuals to navigate the intricacies of HR in both corporate and SME settings.

Through a structured curriculum, participants will master the art of attracting the right talent, fostering engagement, and facilitating growth through targeted training.

With the guidance of Dr. Lee Kingma, a respected HR expert at Business School Netherlands, this course provides a holistic understanding of recruitment strategies, results-driven communication, leadership tactics for diverse generations, performance management, and team-building.

With weekly interactive online sessions, self-study components, and personalised mentorship, participants emerge from the programme equipped with the skills to drive HR excellence and create lasting impact in their organisations. Upon successful completion, participants receive an official Business School Netherlands E-certificate, validating their proficiency in applying practical HR techniques in real-world scenarios.


The course takes place over 6 weeks and includes 6 weekly online sessions + 1 orientation session

The course is divided into 3 sections:

A – Attraction

  • Manpower planning process
  • Interview Skills
  • Appointment Process
  • Induction Process

R – Retention

  • Results-driven communication skills
  • Employee engagement practices
  • Leadership and management motivation tactics for different generations

T- Training

  • Creating a learning culture
  • Performance management
  • Effective learning methodologies
  • Building inclusive teams

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of self-study, reading, and interactive weekly online sessions in a group setting.

Weekly online group sessions will take place every Friday morning for a duration of 90 minutes.


Students will take part in a final session that involves a self-reflection assessment.  There will also be opportunity for 1-on-1 mentorship.

Who it's for

The Certificate in HR Practice is ideal for:

  • Aspiring human resources professionals
  • Human resources managers and consultants who want to improve their skills
  • Small business owners
  • Recruitment consultants and agents

Full course fee

  • € 1950 (vat exempt)
    Full tuition
  • € 680 (vat exempt)
    SDG scholarship applicable to applicants from eligible developing countries.


  • Study materials
  • Online coaching
  • Assessments

Payment options

Payment options are available. Please contact us for more information.

How to apply

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Step 1 (optional) : Schedule a personal consultation

During a personal consultation you will receive a detailed explanation of the programme and will have the opportunity to ask all your questions. In addition, our advisor will work with you to see whether this programme is in line with your work, ambitions and curriculum and whether you qualify for exemptions.

Step 2: Fill out the online application form

It’s important to fill out the application correctly and attach all the supporting documents requested.  As soon as we receive your application, you will be sent an email with instructions of your next steps.

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Start date
To be announced
Registration deadline
Two weeks in advance
€1.950,- (Tax-free)65% Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) scholarships are available to applicants from developing countries.
Duration of programme
6 weeks
3 hours/week
Coaching session
Number of participants


What others say about BSN

Business School Netherlands has been instrumental in shaping me into a proficient problem solver and pragmatic entrepreneur.

Fasili Masalu Boniphace

Business Adviser, Coaching Success & Consulting Ltd

I highly recommend this MBA for both personal and organisational growth, as it was a win-win for both myself and the company I worked for.

Gerard Mohamed

Managing Director at NanoTech Petroleum PTY Ltd

The knowledge gained on various business aspects has enriched my overall expertise and position as an HR Manager.

Jahaira Boasman

HR Manager, Social & Health Insurances

The Masterclass from Business School Netherlands has given me confidence and direction in terms of strategy, power and leadership.

Machteld Diks v/d Hoogenhoff

Machteld Diks v/d Hoogenhoff

Manager at Tax Collaboration Rivierenland

I chose BSN's MBA because it's not only theoretical but also directly applicable to the projects you undertake within your own organisation.

Marlou Mulders

Marlou Mulders

Commercial Director at Prins Petfoods

This MBA equipped me with problem-solving skills, comprehensive business knowledge, and the ability to apply it; all of which remains relevant after many years.

Renier Snyman

Group Human Resources Manager at Komati Fruit Group

The most significant advantage was the opportunity to work on real challenges presented by my employer.

Robert Koolen

Robert Koolen

Director of Sustainable Development at Heijmans.

The MBA lesson on Action Learning is an interactive session where you receive immediately applicable tools and guidance!

Vincent Schreijer

Vincent Schreijer

Manager Expertise & Logistics Roadside Assistance at ANWB
Action Learning MBA - alumnus

BSN develops great leaders who

are responsible
You look ahead and contribute solutions to today's challenges.
initiate change
You build trust among all stakeholders in the organisation, encourage collaboration and different views, and ensure structured teamwork.
make informed decisions
You understand the organisation and the urgency of change, and create value, bringing improvements that are realistic.
are results-driven
You go for real results with a focus on impact, working towards clear goals for the future and ensuring that they are actually achieved.

Our tutors have earned their stripes extensively in the field. In addition to their field experience, they also have a good understanding of business models and strategies, making them uniquely capable of bridging the gap between strategy and practice.

Dr. Lee Kingma

Human Resource Management

Through Action Learning, I am able to ask better questions that help me delve into the root causes of a problem and uncover the true issue at hand.

Arjan Epskamp
Environmental Manager at Rijkswaterstaat West-Netherlands North.
Action Learning MBA - Arjan Epskamp

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What value do I get from this course?

By enrolling in the Certificate in HR Practice, you gain invaluable insights and practical skills to effectively attract, engage, and develop employees through the ART Method. Led by an esteemed HR expert, this 6-week program equips you with essential strategies for successful recruitment, communication, leadership, and performance management, enabling you to make a significant impact in various professional settings and emerge with a Business School Netherlands E-certificate as a testament to your expertise.

How is the course content delivered, and what topics does it cover?

The course content is delivered through a combination of self-study, reading, and interactive weekly online group sessions. These sessions occur every Friday morning, lasting 90 minutes each. The curriculum encompasses three essential components: Attraction (manpower planning, interview skills, induction process), Retention (results-driven communication, employee engagement, leadership tactics), and Training (learning culture creation, performance management, team-building).

What is the duration and structure of the Certificate in HR Practice course?

The Certificate in HR Practice course spans 6 weeks and consists of a structured curriculum divided into three sections: Attraction, Retention, and Training. It includes 6 weekly online group sessions, each lasting 90 minutes, along with self-study components. The course concludes with a final self-reflection assessment and offers an opportunity for personalized 1-on-1 mentorship.

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