HR Management | 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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Take control of your career.

This unit develops your understanding of the important contribution that accurate data can make to the HR or L&D function. The unit is intended to span the remit of data management for all areas including but not limited to HR planning, recruitment and selection, performance and reward management, absence management, disciplinary and grievance procedures and electronic record management for L&D.

  • 92% of ICS Learn graduates end up working in HR.


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 Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resource Information has 2 credits.

Key Topics

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

  • Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices
  • Know how HR data should be recorded, managed and stored
  • Be able to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision making

Who is this course for?

The Foundation Level Awards in Human Resources Essentials are ideal if:

  • You would like to either start or top up their HR and L&D knowledge.
  • You are working in HR in a support role and wish to develop your knowledge and skills.
  • You do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake CIPD intermediate or advanced-level qualifications.
  • You are a line manager involved in HR and have responsibility for general human resources activities and decisions within an organisation.


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

This course is ideal for you if you are new to HR and are looking to develop in the following career areas:

  • HR Assistant
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Administrator

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