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CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

Includes eLearning, Tutor Support & Assessments.

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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
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Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), CIPD Level 3 includes everything you need to kick-start a rewarding career in HR including eLearning and Tutor Support.

Our CIPD Level 3 Foundation in People Practice is delivered through interactive online learning materials.

CIPD members are the most in-demand professionals in the world and CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is the most recognised entry-level qualification.

CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they have been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, CIPD is the career partner of choice for over 160,000 members around the world. CIPD is the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals, and their independent research and insights make them trusted advisers to governments and employers.


CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice Syllabus

Unit 1: Business, Culture and Change in Context


  • 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

Unit 2: Principles of Analytics


  • 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

Unit 3: Core Behaviours for People Professionals


  • 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

Unit 4: Essentials of People Practice


  • 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

How is CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice Assessed?

You must complete four written assignments (one per unit).

This course is delivered by e-Careers.

Who is this course for?

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is an entry point to a career in HR, suitable for those:

  • Looking to launch a career in a HR or L&D profession
  • In admin or a HR junior role and want to progress your career
  • Wanting to take on more responsibility in the workplace


No prerequisites, this is an entry-level qualification into HR or L&D.

Career path

New to HR

Provides you access for entry level roles including:

  • HR Assistant/ Staffing Coordinator
  • Recruitment Consultant/ Training Coordinator
  • Entry Level Recruitment/Training Consultant

Already in an entry-level role

You will also upskill to take on roles with more responsibility including:

  • HR Administrator/Associate/Representative/Analyst
  • Facilitator
  • Training Deliverer
  • Learning Administrator

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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