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CIPD Foundation Award (Level 3) - Understanding Organisation and the Role of HR

Watson Martin


£420 inc VAT
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Level 3 Diploma in Effective HR Management (QCF)
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The unit will provide you with an in depth understanding of the ‘organisation’ concept and the role of HR in supporting the organisation and leading to accomplishment of its objectives.

Our mixed-mode approach offers true flexibility giving you the opportunity to choose where, when and how you learn. This allows you to use work based evidence as well as the option to complete assignments. We support your development with one-to-one guidance tailored to your individual learning needs.

The qualification focuses on developing your fundamental HR knowledge and skills, which will improve your effectiveness in the workplace.


Level 3 Diploma in Effective HR Management (QCF)


On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment.
  2. Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation.
  3. Understand how HR activities support an organisation.

The qualification focuses on developing your fundamental HR knowledge and skills, which will improve your effectiveness in the workplace.

Who is this course for?

Entry level HR/Learning and Development personnel or those looking to move in to this kind of role.

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