Fill out your assignment planner
Before getting into the nitty gritty of studying, write a list of your assignments. This means you’ll have something to refer to when making your monthly and weekly planners, which we will speak more about soon.
When it comes to when each assignment is due, this is up to you and how quickly you work. We don’t provide deadlines, however, if this is something you think you would benefit from, you can speak to your tutor.
The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice requires you to write a total of four assignments, so we recommend printing out four assignment planners, which will allow you to plan accordingly.
The assignment planner includes a section for descriptions, details and a to-do list. This will help you map out each of your assignment, of which will be based on an individual question and will include learnings from the module it’s based on.
The four modules include:
- Business, Culture and Change in Context
- Essentials of People Practice
- Core Behaviours for People Professionals
- Principles of Analytics
Monthly and weekly planning
Once your assignment planners are filled out, you can then move onto your monthly planners. Now, as this is unique to everyone and with a support period of 12 months, it is up to you how many months in advance you plan out. We recommend planning the next 7-9 months as this is the average completion time of past students, however, it’s ultimately up to you.
Monthly planners allow you to set your own timeframes and have a guide in place to follow as you progress. Bear in mind that as you are planning months ahead, it’s okay for these plans to change, just as life does.
Following, your weekly planners can be more comprehensive, planning tasks for each individual day if you so wish. We also recommend using the weekly overview PDF to assist you if you need more structure. The weekly overview includes sections for:
- Important points
- CTA’s for next week
Your weekly overviews can be created at the beginning of each new week, as you’ll have more of an idea then of the work that’s to be completed. Your weekly planner will help shape these overviews. Once you have your weekly overviews completed and have pinned up your assignment planner on the wall, you’ll be able to get started on studying the module content.