CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
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RQF Level: 3
Total credit value: 24 credits
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.
With 24/7 online learning, you can learn at your own pace – from home, at the office or even while commuting. You’ll get access to learning materials and recorded content on the VLE which you can use from any device, 24/7. You will also be supported by a personal adviser.
Duration: 9/12 months
Price: £1,699 inc. VAT
Our Fast Track programme has been developed to get experienced L&D professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the levels of quality and support. It’s 100% online and you can join when you want while working at your own pace. You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, giving you complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.
With our VLE, you can access all the materials you need to complete your studies including recorded webinars, workbooks and downloadable course materials. You’ll also be supported by one of our expert advisers for the duration of your programme.
Duration: 6-12 months
Price: £1,859 inc. VAT
The CIPD Trust bursary fund provides financial help where it’s most needed for people who want to develop their career in HR or L&D.
The bursary fund is available if you need full or part financial support to enrol on a CIPD programme with Reed Learning.
The fund, which will pay for the cost of the course and/or CIPD student membership for the first year, can be applied for via a Reed Learning adviser who will help you complete your application and connect with the CIPD Trust.
As well as the cost of your study, the CIPD Trust offers mentoring, coaching and other guidance to help you become qualified. Check out the website for further details.
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.
We’re with you every step of the way
Your personal adviser will work with you to agree a plan for your programme. This includes discussing the assessment task and developing a study plan for the unit. Your personal adviser will work with you throughout the programme.
Work through the learning resources on our virtual learning environment. Access webinar recordings, workbooks and activities, as well as articles, videos and links to further reading. Anytime, anywhere on any device – 24/7 access will be available throughout your programme.
Participate in our online discussions and learn with and from other participants as well as from our experts. Use this opportunity to share what you have learnt and reinforce your learning. This will be available for every unit throughout the programme.
The Reed Learning Training Support team are on hand to help with everyday questions around workshops, the VLE and CIPD Membership. You can call the support team at any time to ask for admin help whilst on programme. Your personal adviser will also support you with 1:1s to guide you through your programme. Support tutorials may be arranged by the tutor team when there are areas they feel would benefit from extra attention too. The VLE has a study skills area and course information pages with useful information, reading lists and handbooks.
You will complete written assignments for every unit of your programme. We will provide you with lots of support and guidance to complete each unit. Your adviser will provide you with thorough feedback on each assignment submitted and advise where amendments may be needed so that you can successfully complete each unit.
Access our new study skills webinars including topics such as Critical Analysis and Writing and How to Study Effectively. Designed to enhance your existing skills and discover new ones. Available 24/7 and can be watched at anytime on any device.
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.
Four core units
Principles of Analytics (3CO02) Credits: 4
Essentials of People Practice (3CO04) Credits: 11
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
7 Mar 2023
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.
7 Mar 2023
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.
26 Feb 2023
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.
23 Feb 2023
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.
23 Feb 2023
Really helpful in understanding the requirements of Task 2 for the assignment
7 Feb 2023
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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How to Fit Study Around a Busy Life was the theme for one of our free Learning Bites series. Our expert Davina Jenkins has some great practical advice on how to get CIPD qualified without putting your life on hold. Here is the Q&A and Davina’s study tips from the session.
It is still a common occurrence among all sorts of small companies operating in different sectors to have no dedicated HR manager. It’s even more common for such companies to share out the HR function to a range of people within the organisation with no one having overall responsibility.