Level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice


Entry Requirements

An interview with the course Tutor will take place, to ensure that this course is the right course for you. Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, it is helpful to have a grade C/4 or equivalent in English to support your written assignments.

What's Involved

The foundation level Certificate in Human Resource Practice is an ideal qualification to help further your career as a Human Resource (HR) practitioner or to help you to gain employment in this field. The qualification will provide you with practical skills, such as how to design and deliver training, recruiting and selecting the best candidates, and how to conduct a performance review. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of how the HR function supports the business and adds value.

This qualification is ideal if you are starting out in a Human Resource role and want to create a solid foundation on which to build a career. It is also useful if you have been working in HR for some time but you don't as yet have a formal qualification that recognises the experience you have gained. The Foundation level can help you if you are in a supervisory or team leading capacity when there is a strong emphasis on managing people. It is a requirement of the course that you become a student member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Once you have successfully completed the programme of study you could apply to the institute to become an Associate member (you may be required to provide evidence of any relevant work experience you have).

Core Modules:

- Business, culture and change in context

- Principles of analytics

- Core behaviours for people professionals

- Essentials of people practice

Membership of the CIPD

Once you've registered for a qualification, you'll join the CIPD as a Student Member and you will need to remain in membership for the duration of your studies.

Through membership, we will support and encourage you throughout your studies. You'll gain access to our lowest membership rate (fees are 40% reduced for Student Members) as well as extensive study resources and the opportunity to build your network through our local branches, online communities and student conferences.

When you complete your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership, and the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name. This starts to build your credibility in the people profession, shows you’re serious about your development and that you have a strong base of knowledge to build on.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment methods are assignment based.

What's Next

Once you have successfully completed the Foundation Certificate you could apply for the Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management?, and ultimately, the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Foundation, Associate and Advanced level qualifications are increasingly being demanded by discerning employers, and are ideal qualifications to help you to gain professional status in your chosen career.

The CIPD qualifications in HR Development are available at three levels:

> Level 3 Foundation - equivalent to A-level standard

> Level 5 Associate - equivalent to Degree standard

> Level 7 Advanced - postgraduate level.

When you complete your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership, and the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Foundation Certificate in People Practice
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CIPD
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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