CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice L3

CIPD is Europe’s largest HR Development Professional Body with over 135,000 members and prides itself on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within Organisations. CIPD’s aim is to drive sustained Organisational Performance through HR; shaping thinking, leading practice and building capability through the profession.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
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  • Overview

    The Foundation Certificate in People Practice consists of four core units and additional units set by our CIPD team:

    Core units:

    • Business, culture and change in context

    • Principles of analytics

    • Core behaviours for people professions

    • Essentials of people practice

    A total of 240 learning hours is required to successfully complete the course, of which 120 hours should be independent learning. It will take 10 months to complete the qualification.


  • Equipment Required

    You will need access to a laptop or PC with video and microphone. Classes will be delivered mainly over MS Teams.

  • Entry Requirements

    All applicants must have Grade A*-C/9-4 GCSE English or an equivalent qualification and undertake a short telephone interview.

    Learners will also need to become a member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and will need to pay the annual CIPD membership fee, currently £98 (price correct July 2021). Please note that if you are joining or re-joining CIPD membership there is an administrative charge of £40 in addition to the membership fee.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate by the CIPD.

    Progression will be determined by your job role.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method

    This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons, with social distancing measures in place. This is under regular review and any changes will be updated here.