What to expect from this course

This Level 3 qualification, which leads to CIPD Foundation Membership, includes four core units designed to provide a solid grounding in the people profession and can be completed in as little as six months.

You can start anytime and work at your own pace taking advantage of our fully flexible HR and L&D online training or enjoy face-to-face learning at our renowned facilitated workshops.

Whichever learning method you choose, you will receive the same outstanding support from one of our expert CIPD tutors throughout your qualification.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is the perfect programme to kickstart your HR or L&D career whether you are new to the profession or working in a support role.

Delivery & price

Delivery methods 

You can choose from a range of study modes based on how you want to learn.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course, as long as you are over 16 years old and you have good literacy and numeracy skills. Learners must also demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English.

If you’re unsure, you can always book a free diagnostic call to make sure this qualification is the right level for you. 

What will your pathway to being CIPD qualified look like?

Your learning journey for this CIPD foundation course will typically last 12 months.

You’ll start by completing the induction for your programme so you can get to grips with what’s to come. This will involve: 

  • Accessing the learner community and online resources 

  • Receiving your handbook 

  • Being introduced to your personal adviser 

  • Exploring your unit workbooks 

  • Accessing study skills webinars 

You’ll be able to study at your own pace, anywhere anytime, with our Virtual Learning Environment. Generally, learners spread the four units over 12 months spending two or three months on each unit.

Over the course of this time, you’ll attend live online workshops and webinars, have one-to-one catch-ups with your adviser, join online discussions and regularly receive course materials in the form of articles, activities and videos.

Study support

We’re with you every step of the way

How to apply

Complete this booking form so that we can begin your enrolment.

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your qualification.  If you are still unsure which course of level of study is right for you, a personal consultation with one of our specialist advisers will help determine both the right level of qualification, and the right delivery method to suit your learning style and circumstances.

List of units

To be awarded the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, you’ll need to successfully complete a total of four units.

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Why choose us for this qualification?

We’re people practice experts and will support you through the process of getting CIPD qualified.

When you learn with us you’ll get access to:

  • CIPD qualified tutors with strategic and practical HR experience 

  • The full range of CIPD modules with a mixed mode approach 

  • 24/7 support via our Virtual Learning Environment 

  • A dedicated personal adviser to support you throughout your programme 

  • A range of learning options and start dates 

  • A flexible interest-free payment plan for all certificates and diplomas (up to 12 months)

  • Downloadable courses materials and supporting resources 


Christopher W


8 Dec 2022

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This is a really interesting webinar, which covers many topics that are very relevant for my HR role. Lorraine was a great trainer, sharing her knowledge and engaging the group discussion. I feel that I took a lot away from this session that I can implement within my organisation. I would highly recommend this session and hope to have Lorraine as a trainer for future modules

Jo U


6 Dec 2022

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Really enjoyed this session, practical, collaborative and well pitched.

Sandra S


5 Dec 2022

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Very knowledgeable of the subject. Great tips and advice. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and no question was deemed unimportant, there was even an opportunity to stay after the webinar to ask questions one to one. All in all well explained, well-paced, with valuable guidance. Very positive and motivated to succeed.

Charlotte P


5 Dec 2022

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I really enjoyed this session and thought that it was very clear how each AO could be evidenced or discussed in your writing.

Sybil P


5 Dec 2022

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Very well explained, interactive, engaging with the students. thank you Di!

Adriana L


1 Dec 2022

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Very engaging conversation, focusing on the subject matter. Lorraine is always challenging us to evaluate the different perspectives and encouraging those discussions in wider and smaller groups.

Craig H


18 Nov 2022

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Di is a wonderful tutor and I really like her style. Thank you.

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