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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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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is the perfect way to advance your HR career or a great entry-point into a career in HR and People Management.

  • Gain essential HR knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques for a successful career in HR.
  • Industry-leading CIPD training course. Interactive content, quizzes, videos, animations, and demonstrations from our expert CIPD Tutor, who guides you throughout your training.
  • Full access to a library of 90 professional HR and L&D eBooks, for research and practical use in your current role!
  • Our CIPD Level 3 training course includes eLearning and Tutor Support!
  • Flexible 12-month course access, with an average completion time of 7-9 months.
  • This course includes live online sessions.

If you’re looking to start a career in HR or are considering a career change into a people-focused role, this CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice training course is a great place to start your journey. Enquire today to find out more or to get started.

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This CIPD Level 3 qualification provides you with management skills, strategic expertise, and knowledge of people practices, to help you embark on a career in HR, whether you're a career starter looking for their first role, or a career changer considering a change of sector and responsibility.

CIPD Level 3 is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading international HR and development body responsible for setting the standard for training in the people profession.

By studying this industry recognised course, you will gain the skills to become a forward thinking people professional. With no prior knowledge needed, you’ll get everything you need to make it in a career that cares for the workforce.

  • Break into the HR or L&D industry
  • Gain universally recognised skills
  • Affordable payment plans available
  • Get qualified within a year
  • No experience required
  • 100% online learning
  • CIPD Accredited

CIPD Level 3 Foundation in People Practice is delivered through an engaging array of online learning materials.

During your training, you will become a Student Member, which is the first step towards CIPD membership. CIPD membership gives you an internationally recognised badge of professionalism, which showcases your knowledge within this sector. You'll gain access to extensive resources, like expert research, factsheets, journals, online communities, and helplines.


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

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the external influences that impact businesses, including goal setting
  • Understand how to define workplace culture and how people’s behaviour shapes it
  • Understand how organisations are whole systems and how your actions affect others
  • Understand how people learn, adapt and develop in different ways
  • Understand how people professionals impact people, and best to manage change

Unit 2: Principles of Analytics

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how evidence-based practice informs outcomes
  • Understand how to use data to inform decision making and interpret financial information
  • Understand the concept of creating value for both customers and stakeholders
  • Understand the role of analytics and other technology in enhancing working practices

Unit 3: Core Behaviours for People Professionals

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to develop insight into different approaches using ethical principles
  • Understand ethical values and how to contextualise them within your work
  • Understand how to rectify issues and contribute opinions in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Understand ways to recognise and accept your own mistakes and show empathy to others
  • Understand how to reflect to consolidate and improve your knowledge, skills and experience

Unit 4: Essentials of People Practice

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand effective recruitment of individuals through the assessment of employee lifecycles
  • Understand different recruitment methods that support your application of skills
  • Understand ways of preparing material for job roles and how to attract candidates
  • Understand how to shortlist candidates, hold interviews and the associated follow-up actions
  • Understand diversity and inclusion in recruitment, employee relationships, and performance

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

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your Tutor for marking and tailored feedback.

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About CIPD

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.

Who is this course for?

Are you naturally good with people and passionate about equality and helping get the most out of individuals? If so, this People Practice CIPD training course would suit you perfectively.

As an entry point to a career in HR or L&D, this course would suit all individuals looking to start a role in HR or change careers in this industry but who don’t have previous experience in this sector.

This entry-level qualification into HR or L&D is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to launch a career in a people-orientated profession
  • Currently in admin or a HR junior role and want to level up your career
  • Looking to enhance team performance and take on more responsibility in the workplace

You will develop management skills, knowledge of people practice, and strategic expertise, but existing knowledge of these areas would be advantageous.


There are no prerequisites for this course, however working in a HR role is beneficial.

Career path

New to the Industry

Provides you access for entry level roles including:

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

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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