HR | Resourcing Talent | Foundation Award CIPD Level 3

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Level 3 Award in Human Resources Essentials (QCF) Foundation Award CIPD Level 3
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Organisational success depends on having the right skill mix. This unit provides an introduction to the resourcing and talent planning process. Studying this unit will enable you to understand the factors that impact on an organisation's resourcing and talent planning activities. You will also learn about the relationship between recruitment and selection by identifying the key stages in each separate but related process.

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Level 3 Award in Human Resources Essentials (QCF) Foundation Award CIPD Level 3

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Structure of Qualification

To achieve a Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials, you need a total of between 2 and 12 credits. The Foundation Award in HR Essentials in Resourcing Talent has 6 credits.

Key Topics

The learning outcomes for this unit are shown below. By the end of the unit, you will be able to:

  • Explain the factors that affect an organisation's talent planning, recruitment and selection policy
  • Identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods
  • Contribute to the recruitment and selection interviewing process for a job role
  • Understand the importance of effective induction.

Who is this course for?

The Foundation Level Awards in Human Resources Essentials are for:

  • Those who would like to either start or top up their HR and L&D knowledge
  • Those working in HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
  • HR staff who do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake CIPD intermediate or advanced-level qualifications
  • Line managers who are involved in HR and have responsibility for HR activities and decision


This is a Level 3 programme and is broadly equivalent in terms of level, to an A-Level programme of study.

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

As all the units form part of the Foundation Certificate / Diploma in Human Resource Practice, you can also use your Award to work towards meeting the knowledge requirements for CIPD professional membership by taking additional units to achieve the full Foundation Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice.

On completion, you'll receive a CIPD Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials.

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