People Practice

CIPD Foundation Certificate , Level 3
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  • Ideal introduction to HR
  • Study in just 32 weeks
  • Progress onto the Associate Diploma in People Management

Course Information


This is the firmest foundation for your career in the people profession, incorporating both HR and L&D. Develop your skills by facing real-life challenges. Learn to act with confidence, perform effectively, drive change in your organisation and progress in your career.


This qualification is perfect for you if you’re ready to make your mark on the HR profession. It won’t just help you get started – it’ll give you a head start, too. This is ideal for anyone embarking on a career in people practice, or for those already in a support role and looking to take the next step on the ladder.

Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for people who are new to the HR profession or those who are in a support role and wish to take the next step on the ladder

Course units/modules

You’ll study 4 core units:

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

Benefits and skills

Once you’re registered for a qualification, you’ll?need to join?the CIPD as a Student Member?from the start of your studies. It’s essential to maintain your Student Membership until your studies are completed. Your CIPD membership and qualification work together to ensure your knowledge is recognised both inside and outside the People Profession. Through membership, you will be supported and encouraged throughout your studies. You'll gain access to 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.

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for Learners from age 18 and who are in or aspiring to work in HR. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a Learner you will ideally be working within an organisation or role where you can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

You will be able to apply for higher level roles within HR or to progress onto the CIPD Diploma in People Management Level 5

Assessment types

Learners will be assessed by a variety of means, primarily via written assessments; however there will be a variety of methods across each of the units. Assessments will include: Reports, Scenarios, Case studies, Presentations, Reflections on own experience etc.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 23/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 77341-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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