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Course structure

In Romania we currently offer the following two HR qualifications:

CIPD for HR Practitioners

Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
The serie starts with a live online 1h webinar on 6 April 2021

  • Developing yourself as an effective Human Resources Practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Recording, analysing and using human resources information
  • Resourcing talent
  • Supporting good practice in performance and reward management
  • Supporting change within organisations
  • Contributing to the process of job analysis
Unit Online Workshop 
(morning sessions)    
Developing Yourself as an Effective
HR Practitioner
24.04.2021 new dates soon
Understanding Organisations and the
Role of Human Resources
25.04.2021 new dates soon
Managing, Recording, Analysing and Using
Human Resources Information
11.06.2021 new dates soon
Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management 12 - 13.
new dates soon
Resourcing Talent 29 - 30.
new dates soon
Supporting Change within
16.10.2021 new dates soon
Preparing and Designing Learning and
Development Activities
17.10.2021 new dates soon
Case Study +
Guided Learning Hours
new dates soon

CIPD for HR Managers

Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

The serie starts with a live online 1h webinar on 09 April 2021

  • Developing professional practice
  • Business issues and the contexts of HR
  • Using information in HR
  • Reward management
  • Resource and talent planning
  • Improving organisational performance


Unit Online Workshop
(morning sessions)
Developing Professional Practice 07, 14 July 2021 
22 August 2021
Business Issues and the context of HR 23,27,31 August 2021 28 September 2021
Using Information in
Human Resources
29 September 2021
06 October 2021
28 October 2021
Reward Management 29 October 2021
05, 09 November 2021
30 November 2021
Resourcing and Talent Planning 01, 08, 15 December 2021 2021 20 January 2022
Implementing Coaching & Mentoring  21, 28 January 2022
04 February 2022
07 March 2022

Case Study +  Guided Learning Hours 07 April  2022


Tutor CIPD Raluca Gadiuta

Barbora Toporčáková is a coach and tutor in PwC.

Her professional training in both strategic human resources management and psychology, and 20 years of practical experience in HC management and consultancy positions provide solid background for designing and tutoring various courses on people development, strategy, communication, negotiation, influencing, facilitation, and coaching.

She has been with PwC for the past 8 years, designing and delivering training and coaching to internal and external clients across the CEE region.

Tutor CIPD Oana Munteanu

Oana leads PwC People & Organisation practice in Romania. She has over twelve years of experience in HR and organisational development consulting in CEE & CIS countries. Oana has experience in HR strategy, diagnosing and developing compensation and benefits schemes, evaluating the effectiveness of the HR function and processes, as well as developing and implementing related communication and change management plans.

She has been involved in multiple reward consulting assignments for organisations in various industries (such as Energy, Financial services, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals and FMCG), as well as public sector. Moreover, she has coordinated numerous editions of PayWell – Salary and benefits survey and Saratoga – Human Capital Benchmarking Survey in Romania and other CEE countries.

Oana has Law and Public Administration degrees and she is a graduate of the World@Work – Global Remuneration Practitioner program. Oana also completed the global Saratoga – HR measurement and benchmarking accreditation program.


Raul Dumitrascu

Currently acting as Training Manager in PwC, Raul is involved in delivering various soft skills learning programs, designing workshops and facilitating them, as well as providing strategic advice on learning and development, to internal PwC stakeholders as well as PwC clients, for both Romania and other EU territories.

In the past 7 years, Raul has built his experience in HR with focus on learning and organizational development. Coordinator for management development programs & other HR related projects, he also has direct management experience. Strong project management & prior sales expertise contribute to his business awareness mindset.

Raul believes strongly in experiential learning, always delivering practical tools and concepts that are applicable in daily business. He believes that real life examples and participants' experiences are key elements in building awareness and commitment towards adopting new behaviours.


Frequently asked questions

There are no formal educational prerequisites. If your educational background is not in English, you must demonstrate a high standard of verbal and written English to be admitted to a CIPD Programme. You may be required to complete a pre-assessment to demonstrate your English language competence.

In order to determine the most suitable level for you, we will conduct a short initial diagnostic assessment (on the phone or face to face) and then recommend the level that would be best suited to your education, experience and goals.

You may be eligible for exemptions, credit transfers or recognition of prior learning if you have studied similar modules previously. Contact us with evidence of your certificate of achievement and we will discuss eligibility on a case-by-case basis

Typically, you can complete the training for the certificate programme in 6-12 months and the diploma in 6-15 months. There are several programme formats to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 3 months after you submit your final assessment to receive your certificate from CIPD.

There are no exams in CIPD. You will be assessed on an on-going basis on completion of: 

  • Written assignments such as reports, essays, and case studies
  • Personal development plans
  • Interviews, performance reviews and other skill based assessments.

For every assessment, you will either receive a Pass or Refer. If you receive a Refer on your first submission, you will have an opportunity to submit again. If you receive a Refer on your second submission as well, you will be required to redo the module. You must pass all modules in order to successfully complete the qualification. 

As a student at PwC’s Academy, you will receive support and guidance throughout your qualification. Some examples of the support mechanisms we have in place are: 

  • Half Hour Club: Trainers are available to answer questions or clear doubts on any topics you wish to discuss 30 minutes before/after class. 
  • Tutorial Webinars: These webinars are designed to provide guidance on assessments and writing structure
  • Support Courses: We regularly run support courses on various topics to help you develop essential study skills 

Our trainers are also readily available to provide any additional support you may need outside the classroom. 

In order to receive your CIPD Certificate, you will need to enroll as a Student Member with CIPD prior to enrolling for the training programme. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have paid your membership fees and registered as a student with CIPD. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership and use the designation Associate CIPD next to your name. You can progress to Chartered or Fellow membership based on your experience. 

If you are studying the CIPD qualification, you are required to join as a Student member at the start of your qualification. To join, you will need to pay a subscription fee of approximately GBP 130. To maintain your membership, you will need to pay membership fees to CIPD annually.

Contact us

Denisa Panaite Casu

PwC's Academy Manager, Romania

Tel: +40 720 028 359

Ana M. Marin

PwC's Academy Communication, Romania

Tel: +40 738 886 404

Nela Unal

Senior Client Relationship, Romania

Tel: +40 720 028 270

Camelia Postelnicu

Associate Tax, Romania

Tel: + 40 723 244 340

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