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A career in human resources has the potential to take you places, and the online CIPD Human Resource Practice (Foundation Level 3) course is a great way to develop your skills and career prospects. It's accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the largest human resources and development professional body in Europe.
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The CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice is a HR qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It offers the latest in HR management principles and equips you with practical skills and knowledge of the processes and strategies involved in successful personnel management and development. It will prepare you for a support-level role in any HR department.
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You will learn the fundamentals of HR Practice and build a firm foundation on which to base a successful career in human resources. You'll look at the role of human resources in business and learn to assess skills and knowledge and create skill sets that strengthen the workforce.
You'll look at data analysis and learn techniques for personnel development and motivation, such as performance-related reward programmes. The legal aspects of personnel management will be examined, as will effective strategies for successful change management.
Once completed, the Certificate in Human Resource Practice at Foundation level will provide you with the knowledge you need to continue on to Intermediate and Advanced-level CIPD courses and to apply for Associate level membership with CIPD.
If the Foundation Certificate is not a suitable course for you, have a look at our range of alternative CIPD Courses at foundation, intermediate and advanced level.
Structure of Qualification
To achieve the CIPD Certificate in HR Practice, you need a total of 28 credits, gained from the following units.
After you have completed the first four core units, you will have a choice of units to make up your total credits.
By this point you will have gained 16 credits. The remaining 12 credits should be made up from the following choice of units.
Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources (4 credits)
Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information (2 credits)
Resourcing Talent (6 credits)
Developing Yourself as an Effective HR/L&D Practitioner (4 credits)
Delivering Learning and Development Activities (6 credits)
Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management (6 credits)
Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations (6 credits)
There are no prerequisites for this Foundation Level HR course. However, you must be proficient in English language, have access to email and the Internet. This qualification is ideal for you if you're new to HR or if you're currently working in a HR support role (such as HR Admin or HR Officer).
CIPD Foundation qualifications are ideal for those who:
Once you have completed the Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a variety of HR support roles. Job titles include:
You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan. Our CIPD course advisors will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Because we're experts in online learning, we offer all the support you need along the way.
You'll receive access to online study materials that have been specially designed for online learning by experts in your fields of study, and you will work with step-by-step modules to guide your learning.
As a CIPD HR Practice student, you'll receive the complimentary e-book: Human Resource Practice, 5th Edition, by Martin, Whiting and Jackson.
You'll have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.
You'll also be part of the our Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work, ask questions and make new friends.
With a CIPD Level 3 qualification in HR Practice you'll be ready to take on a support-level role in any HR department. If you're already working in HR, you'll have a qualification that builds on your previous experience and demonstrates your commitment to advance your career.
You may decide to complete the Diploma in Human Resource Practice, or perhaps progress to Intermediate (level 5) or Advanced (level 7) CIPD study with ICS Learn. Ultimately, your study and further experience could lead to Associate or Chartered status with the Institute, and the potential for senior level roles.
On completion, you'll receive the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe's largest HR and development professional body. It is a globally recognised brand with over 135,000 members, and prides itself on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.
Assessments will take the form of Personal Development Plans (PDPs), portfolios, case studies and skills assignments with written tasks.