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What to expect from this Level 3 CIPD course

This Level 3 CIPD 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 CIPD qualification cost

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 CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice 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.

For on demand delivery a level of current or previous HR experience will be required to enrol.

If you are unsure if studying on demand is right for you, please get in touch and one of our team will be happy to advise you.

What will your pathway to being CIPD qualified look like?

Your learning journey for this CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice 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 CIPD Level 5 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 CIPD Level 3 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 Reed Learning 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 access to a range of learning materials 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 course materials and supporting resources 


Kate P


19 Jul 2024

CIPD qualifications

Useful day, Ally very helpful.

Vanessa G


18 Jul 2024

CIPD qualifications

Great webinar. Lovely trainer, very engaging. Ally picked up on the fact the group worked well having open discussions and so kept the pace when we were flagging due to the heat by using these instead of break-outs

Lydia N


18 Jul 2024

CIPD qualifications

Really engaging session and although it was a big group, everyone had the opportunity to interact and ask questions which is always so useful. Thanks so much Ally!

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