Course Overview

CIPD Level 3 Diploma

Course code: MOL001

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  • Fully recognised Level 3 Diploma
  • For students who are new to HR profession
  • Gain HR expertise and fantastic career development opportunities
  • Solid knowledge in foundation of practical HR
  • Learn skills in recruitment, analysing HR information and performance management.
  • Choice of online seminars or workshops for learning
  • Qualified professional recognition

If you’re looking to get to grips with the basics of HR and perhaps want to choose HR as a career path, our CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma is a step in the right direction.

Alternatively, this course is perfect for professionals looking to expand on their knowledge of HR basic practices.

This course enables students to learn crucial HR skills including recruitment, analysing HR information and performance management.

Gain expertise in the foundation of practical HR and learn how to apply these skills to the workplace setting.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 19th November
Course Content
Unit 1: Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources
  • Introduction to the role of human resources
  • Learning and development of HR within an organisation and the environmental context
  • How HR activities support an organisation's strategy
  • How achievement of business objectives are shaped by internal and external factors
Unit 2: Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information
  • Understanding contribution of accurate data can make HR or learning an development function
  • Data management for: 

-HR planning

-Recruitment and selection

-Performance and reward management

-Absence management

-Disciplinary and grievance procedures

-Electronic record management for learning and development

  • Legal implications of collecting, storing and using personnel data
  • Record data and information to interpret, analyse and present clear information
  • Format data in support of decision making to meet organisation objectives
  • Use data to support learning and development solutions for individuals and groups within organisation
Unit 3: Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources or Learning and Development Practitioner
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours required of professional practitioner
  • Personal development plan
  • Self assessment of learning and development needs that meets personal and professional requirements
Unit 4: Resourcing Talent
  • Introduction to resourcing and talent planning process
  • Factors that impact on organisation’s resourcing and talent planning activities
  • Relationship between recruitment and selection – identifying key stages in each separate process
  • Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and the benefits
  • Knowledge and skills in job advertisement process:

-Defining and writing job descriptions


-Face to face or telephone interviews

-Contributing to job offer and rejection letters

  • Legislation in recruitment and selection
  • Employee induction and retention
  • Importance of collaborative working with stakeholders
Unit 5: Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations
  • Effective management of employment relationship
  • Employment law in context of employee relations
  • Key parties involved in employment relationship
  • Good practice and legal requirements of aspects of HR activity
  • Basic understanding of employment law
Unit 6: Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management
  • Purpose and processes of performance and reward management
  • Role of HR in promoting and supporting good practice
  • How motivational theories and associated tools can be used in performance and reward management
  • How theories and tools can have a positive impact on organisation objectives
  • Good practice of performance management reviews and follow up data management
  • Financial and non financial benefits
  • Important factors of reward decisions
  • First line support of performance and reward management to managers and employees
Unit 7: Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring
  • Skills required to provide basic coaching and mentoring support to line managers to train and mentor team members
  • Nature, purpose and practice of coaching and mentoring
  • Benefits gained by both parties
  • Models and techniques of coaching and mentoring
  • Understand the extent to which coaching and mentoring activity should be recorded
  • Explore formats for recording activity
Unit 8: Supporting Change within Organisations
  • Consider factors in change process
  • Understand why organisation need to change in relation to internal and external factors
  • Managing change and change concepts
  • Understand how people respond to change and the variable behaviours
  • Implications for human resources function
  • Understanding change process and enhance ability to support organisation and employees
Other Information

You will be assessed on all 8 units of the course and will need to complete a written assignment for each unit. This will be submitted to your tutor.

Study Method

You will have the option to take the live online or blended study option. The blended study involves both online and classroom study. Classroom study locations are in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow.

The course runs at various times of the year. You will be given a timetable at the beginning of your course.  This maps out when each unit is running. Each unit will take 5 weeks to complete.

We recommend that all students attend at least a minimum of 2 face to face workshops throughout their course.

You will also be given specialist tutor support through over email, interactive webinars and forums via virtual learning environment

Course Duration

You will have between 9-10 months to complete this course. Each unit takes 5 weeks to complete. You will be provided with a timetable at the start of your course with dates when each unit is running between.

Course outcome

Successful students will gain their CIPD Level 3 Diploma in HR. Students may also go on to apply for the following job roles:

  • HR Assistant 
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Administrator
  • Trainer

Your Questions Answered

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Specialist tutor support over email, interactive webinars and forums via virtual learning environment
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free TOTUM Card (formerly NUS)
What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no previous skills or requirements needed for this course. It’s ideal for beginners and students with less than 6 months experience within a HR setting. The course allows students to grasp a solid foundation knowledge needed for Human Resources.


Do I have to sit an exam?

There are no formal exams for this course. You will be assessed by submitting assignments to your tutor.


What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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