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CIPD Level 3 Course Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Fully Online | Live Classes | 8 Months Part Time | Award-Winning Learning Materials



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8 months, Part-time
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
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Looking to kickstart your career as a People professional? This is the perfect online course for you to gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started in HR and Learning and Development.

You’ll be taught by our subject matter expert tutors through our online campus, which is full of original and engaging content that you won’t find with any other provider. Learning in a group, you’ll gain the capabilities you need to attract new talent and maintain your organisation’s ability to do right by its people.


CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Regulated by Ofqual


The qualification will provide you with a solid foundation of all areas of HR and L&D and help you develop the essential skills and confidence you need to make progress in your career.

What will I learn?

Here are the 4 units you’ll cover:

  • Unit 1: Business, culture, and change in context
  • Unit 2: Principles of analytics
  • Unit 3: Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Unit 4: Essentials of people practice

What do our students say?

The support I received from Avado and my peers on the course was incredible. My tutor was also really helpful throughout. He was always there to get me through – something that came as a wonderful and welcome surprise for an online course!” Regaynor, former student

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those new to HR or currently working in a HR support role.


This is a course for beginners, so you don’t need any formal qualifications to get started.

You’ll need:

  • To be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • Access to a computer or other internet-enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • CIPD registration to receive your Diploma qualification
  • Experience working in an HR role is beneficial, as well as a desire to work in an HR officer role

Career path

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on Human Resources roles with more responsibility and you could earn the following potential salary:

  • HR Administrator - £23,000
  • HR Assistant - £25,000

You’ll also be eligible for Foundation Membership of the CIPD.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

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.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.