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CIPD Level 3Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

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Average completion time7 - 9 months

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Support period12 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre†
  • The perfect course if you're just starting your HR or L&D career
  • Leads to entry-level roles like HR/L&D Assistant, HR Administrator, and Trainer
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & unlimited CIPD tutor support

Why is this course right for you?

This online Foundation qualification from the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development is the ideal way to launch your HR or L&D career – no previous experience required.

  • Upgrade your CV: 95% of our students say CIPD helped them attract employers
  • Get your dream job: 81% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential
  • Earn more: 73% of our CIPD students increase their salary
  • Enhance your credibility: gain respected CIPD Foundation Membership

That's why 94% of our students recommend CIPD.‡

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for you to enrol on this CIPD Level 3 Foundation course. 

It’s perfect if you’re just getting started in your HR or L&D career and want to develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful people professional. 

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved one of the following (or an equivalent):

  • IELTS: 5.5 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in each category
  • TOEFL: 71 overall score with a minimum of 17 in each category
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this isn't mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

CIPD course content

Your CIPD Level 3 Foundation course and assignments are 100% online.

You'll study four modules:

  • Business, Culture and Change in Context
  • Essentials of People Practice 
  • Core Behaviours for People Professionals 
  • Principles of Analytics 

For full details of what you’ll learn on each module, download our CIPD Foundation Certificate course guide.

CIPD assessments

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, letting you demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll submit your assignments online, and they’ll be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

Once you've passed all your assignments, you'll be awarded your new CIPD qualification!

 

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Georgia Rogan ‘ICS Learn is extremely flexible. I don’t have to dedicate specific days or times to studying and can easily fit it around working full-time. My experience has been outstanding.’
- Georgia Rogan

Charles Goff-Deakins ‘I got a job as Senior HR Officer, which increased my salary by 50%. I would thoroughly recommend ICS Learn to anyone who wants CIPD to work around them and their lifestyle.’
- Charles Goff-Deakins

Anika Parmar ‘The support from the tutors has been invaluable. I struggled for 2 years trying to kickstart my HR career, but after choosing ICS Learn, I had a number of recruiters contacting me for HR roles! I have not had a single regret since joining ICS Learn.’
- Anika Parmar

  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime online
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes and Q&A sessions
  • There's no limit on how often you can ask for help – we're always here for you
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

Human Resources FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible professional learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted online CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 99% from thousands of students each year. *

There are three CIPD Human Resources qualifications to choose from.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management is designed for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you have some experience of HR duties in a non-HR role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is designed for those with considerable HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.

If you’d like to specialise in L&D, you could also study one of our CIPD Learning & Development courses.

We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CIPD student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have access to:

  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your CIPD tutor – get in touch online or join a Q&A session
  • Live online CIPD classrooms so you can learn and ask questions in real time
  • CIPD classroom recordings so you can watch and rewatch them at a time that suits you
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals
  • Our friendly Student Services team to help you with non-academic questions
  • Our all-in-one online learning platform, the Student Community, filled with interactive course materials designed by CIPD experts

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

If you’re funding the course yourself, our flexible 0% payment plans allow you to spread the cost with interest-free monthly instalments. We manage all our payment plans in-house, so there are no third parties or credit checks.

Plus, with our price match guarantee, we’ll match any provider’s price for a like-for-like CIPD course, so you’ll always get the best deal with us.

If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.

We also accept funding through ELCAS for this course. If you’re an Armed Forces member looking to use the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme, speak to our course advisors for more details.

Yes, you must be a CIPD member for the duration of your studies. We can’t submit your assignments for moderation, give you assessment grades, or award your qualification unless you’re an active CIPD member, so you must register before submitting your first assignment.

We’ll give you full details of how to join as a Student Member after you enrol. You’ll pay an annual Student Membership fee – our CIPD Advisors can give you the most up-to-date costs.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

*99% pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 3,471 ICS Learn CIPD students who graduated between 2012 and 2019.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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