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CIPD Level 3 AwardDeveloping Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner

Our CIPD pass rate is 95%*

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Average completion time2 - 3 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Cover one specific HR topic with this bite-sized course
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & expert personal tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot review from 2500+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

This short course is the perfect introduction to the skills, knowledge and behaviour required of HR and L&D professionals in both generalist and specialist roles, as laid out in the CIPD HR profession map.

You'll learn to assess your own learning and development needs and create a personal development plan (PDP) that will allow you to excel in your career and meet the high standards expected of a professional HR practitioner.

The course consists of one module from the CIPD Level 3 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation Level HR course.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

 

Course content

Your course and assignments are fully online.

You'll learn to:

  • Understand what's required to be an effective and efficient HR professional
  • Perform efficiently and effectively as a self-managing HR professional
  • Perform efficiently and effectively as a collaborative member of teams and as an added value contributor to the organisation
  • Apply CPD techniques to construct, implement and review a personal development plan

If you'd like to study a broader range of topics and prepare for entry-level HR roles, we recommend the comprehensive Level 3 Diploma or mid-length Level 3 Certificate.

 

Qualification

On completion of this course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Award in Human Resource Essentials, and your certificate from CIPD will reflect this. The subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.

Please note that this Award won't qualify you for CIPD associate membership.

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  • Learn from highly experienced tutors including HR Directors, CEOs, lecturers and PhDs
  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates

FAQs

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

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK CIPD provider. 

And our CIPD pass rate is 95% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

Level 5 is for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Award, Certificate and Diploma indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification.

CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma. They're useful if you only want to learn about one specific area of HR, such as employment law.

CIPD Certificates are well-rounded mid-length qualifications, covering essential units from the Diploma.

CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most students choose the Diploma.

At each CIPD Level, there is a Diploma, a Certificate, and a variety of Awards.

Diplomas and Certificates give you CIPD professional membership; Awards don’t.

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.

  • Unlimited on-demand tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals

There are no exams or workshops on this course. You'll be assessed through the creation of a personal development plan (PDP).

You’ll submit your assignment online to be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

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.

* Pass rate of 95% based on 17,406 submitted assignments and 16,550 passes between 16th January 2016 and 17th January 2017.

† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

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