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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
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Become CIPD qualified 100% online and take control of your future.

The 100% online CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills as well as the confidence you need to effectively launch your HR or L&D career.

This qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the only organisation in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals and the leading international HR and development body, setting the standard for training in the people profession.

You’ll learn about the foundations for people practice and gain valuable, real-world insights into the key functions of people professionals in the organisation and how they help shape contemporary culture.

We’re the UK’s most recommended online learning centre, and once you enrol with ICS Learn, you'll get all the one-on-one tutor and administrative support you need to complete your course and kickstart a rewarding career.


CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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The four modules you’ll learn from to gain your CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice are:

  • Essentials of People Practice
  • Core Behaviours for People Professionals
  • Business, Culture, and Change in Context
  • Principles of Analytics

You’ll also complete a written assignment for each module you study and submit each one online.

Who is this course for?

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is for those who are:

  • Aspiring to start a career in HR or L&D and want to develop the knowledge and skills to become a successful people professional.
  • People professionals just starting out who want to formalise their knowledge and gain a better understanding of fundamental HR or L&D skills.


You don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation Level HR course. It's perfect for you if you're new to HR or if you're currently working in an HR support role.

If English is your second language, you'll need an IELTS 6.5 or ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent). If you don't have this, we'll review your case on an individual basis.

Career path

Your study and further experience could lead to the potential for career development opportunities and entry-level roles.

On completion, you'll receive a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, which can help you:

  • Increase your salary and assist with promotions
  • Boost your credibility for future opportunities
  • Advance to the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma

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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.