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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice Level 3


If you’re looking to get to grips with the basics of HR and are considering HR as a career path, our CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is a step in the right direction. Alternatively, this course is perfect for professionals looking to expand on their knowledge of HR basic practices.

Course duration

You will have six months to complete this course.

Course outcome

A CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice Level 3.  

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites to study this course.


Four written assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course overview

  • The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice offers you an excellent introduction to the HR profession.
  • You’ll gain a wide range of relevant practical skills that you will be able to apply in the workplace.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification that will boost your career.
  • Choose between 'on demand' and 'live online' depending on what works best for you.
  • Access recommended digital textbooks, recorded online content, and learner tutor forums to give your studies a boost.

As an introductory course, this is the ideal qualification for anyone looking to improve their HR knowledge. This nationally recognised CIPD qualification will help you to develop a foundation of relevant and practical HR skills and knowledge to benefit your career.

You’ll study the basic core principles of business culture and analytics, before moving on to study the behaviours of HR professionals and the essentials of people practice.

Course content

  • External influences that impact on business environments.
  • Organisational goals.
  • Products, services and customers.
  • How technology can play a part in improving working practices and collaboration.
  • Workplace culture.
  • Learning and development of people.
  • Management of change.

  • Evidence-based practice and how it informs organisational measures and outcomes.
  • The importance of using data.
  • Creating value for employees, customers and wider stakeholders.
  • Social media and how it can enhance working practices.

  • How ethical principles and professional values inform approaches to work.
  • Promoting respect and inclusive working.
  • Acknowledging sensitivity and respect to others within a working context.
  • Reflecting, recognising and accepting your own mistakes, and those of others, while also showing empathy.
  • Proactive approaches to developing, recording and reflecting on your professional knowledge, skills and experience.

  • The employee lifecycle.
  • Effective selection and the appointment of individuals.
  • Wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Employee engagement.
  • Discrimination legislation.
  • Diversity and inclusion.
  • Performance management.
  • Reward, motivation and performance.

Extra information

Once enrolled, you will have six months to complete this course.

Choose a study method that suit you:

  • On demand: a flexible way to study, allowing you to access your course materials when it suits you.
  • Live online: attend live 90-minute webinars hosted by a tutor throughout your course alongside other students.

Throughout your course, you will stay on track with a weekly structure of tutorials hosted on your e-learning platform. You'll also have access to digital textbooks, online content, and learner tutor forums to support your learning.

You will have 24/7 access to short, easy to digest ‘topic essential’ videos that will help you get started.

Guided activities will help you to develop and apply your knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other students in the community forum.

Please note, you will need to purchase a student membership with CIPD when you enrol on your course. This will require you to pay a £40 joining fee and pay £124 annually for the membership.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive your CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice Level 3.

You will need to complete four written assignments (one per unit). Comprehensive assessment briefing videos and tutor support will help you prepare for your assessments.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to move onto the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to apply for roles such as:

  • HR/L&D Assistant
  • HR/L&D Coordinator
  • HR/L&D Administrator
  • Trainer

Awarding Body

CIPD is the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a professional body for Human Resources and Learning Development Professionals. As the only body in the world that awards chartered status for HR and LD professionals, these courses are well respected and highly sought after by employers. This course is provided in partnership with MOL Learn who are an approved provider for CIPD courses.


You are not required to have any previous skills or experience to complete this course.

You will have six months to complete this course.

  • Specialist tutor support.
  • Dedicated learner services.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE CV critique service.
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership.

No, this course is assessed through a series of written assignments.

You will complete four written assignments (one for each unit) in order to have your work assessed. During this course, you will have access to comprehensive briefing videos and tutor support to help you prepare for your assessments.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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