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 any time and work at your own pace by taking advantage of our fully flexible HR online training or enjoy live virtual learning sessions.

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 and pricing

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 

Sandra S

7 Mar 2023

CIPD qualifications

The training was very informative and relevant to the module requirements. The guidance provided further understanding of what was expected to pass. The use of breakout rooms was an opportunity to meet other students and discuss core questions. The whole session was open to interaction and Dianne gave multiple opportunities for us to ask further questions if we were unsure. Dianne also gave some of her time after the session if anybody wanted a private 1-2-1. I'm feeling far more confident.

Luisa G

7 Mar 2023

CIPD qualifications

This is a confusing course - but Dianne is an amazing teacher. This is my second training with her- but her friendliness and knowledge are incredibly supportive to more confused students.

Sophie O

26 Feb 2023

CIPD qualifications

I found that I understood some sections of the course better than others, and found more tasks more enjoyable to complete than others. As I am not employed in a HR environment I found some of the content challenging,as I would not experience or be expected to complete the tasks set in some of the hyperthetical scenerios in my day to day role. I would probably choose to specialise in well-being and staff engagement in a HR setting, as I felt more interesting and enthuastic about those particular subjects.

Suzanne W

23 Feb 2023

CIPD qualifications

Really enjoy how Lorraine delivers her courses, very well planned with lots of discussion and breakout activities which are actually useful when it comes to the assignments.

Joanna C

23 Feb 2023

CIPD qualifications

Really helpful in understanding the requirements of Task 2 for the assignment

Suzanne W

7 Feb 2023

CIPD qualifications

This is my 4th course and has been the best one so far for me. I felt fully engaged, the flow and pace was just right and the breakout sessions were really useful.

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