CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice - Online Course

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Online with live classes
6 Months, Part-time
Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Human Resource (HR) Practice (QCF)
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On successful completion of your CIPD Level 3 HR qualification you will be equipped with practical and theoretical skills across the core functions of human resources. These courses don’t assume any prior knowledge but will teach you valuable skills and will give you a practical overview of the range of responsibilities involved in a generalist human resource administrator or assistant role.


Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Human Resource (HR) Practice (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


The CIPD Level 3 Foundation HR qualifications are ideal if you are looking to gain a wide range of practical skills in human resources. These qualifications are equivalent to A-level and will provide you with an internationally recognised CIPD qualification as well as the knowledge needed to gain your CIPD Associate membership too.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma:

Duration: 8 - 10 months

Complete a module every month.

Study part-time.

Syllabus: 8 modules

Accreditation: CIPD Associate membership


Our online classes run once a month. They combine the convenience of remote learning, with the supportive structure and interaction of a classroom environment.
In small groups you will learn how to apply theory and share experiences. You tutor will guide you through case studies which demonstrate practices to emulate and to avoid! Although an online platform is used you will work collaboratively and build your professional network.


Our live online sessions are run in small groups and you have between 1 and 2 full days with a CIPD approved tutor for each module. Between live-classes and submitting your assignment your tutor will be available to provide unlimited support.

Our tutors are chosen for both their academic and practical experience. Not only do they share their own experiences but draw on those within the group allowing you to gain insights into different industries and organisational cultures.

When you sign up to a CIPD qualification you will receive an e-textbook and have access to our student hub. The hub contains a wealth of resources to widen your understanding and support you to successfully complete your assignments.

Who is this course for?

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation qualifications in HR practice are ideal if you are:

  • Embarking on a career in human resources.
  • In a HR support role and wish to develop your skills and knowledge.
  • A manager or team leader with responsibility for the performance and development of staff.


A practical qualification in Human Resources, perfect if you are:

  • new to HR
  • an HR administrator
  • seeking to improve team performance

Introductory – A Level Equivalent

Career path

CIPD qualifications are the gold standard in human resources. The skills you develop with us will open new career options. Jobs which would be suitable once you have completed your CIPD level 3 qualifications include HR Assistant, Coordinator or Administrator roles.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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