This unit is designed to enable you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional practitioner. It will enable you to develop a personal development plan, following a self-assessment of learning and development needs that meets your personal and professional requirements.
Foundation Level qualifications are perfect if you want to acquire a wide range of relevant practical skills in HR. With ICS Learn you have the opportunity to study individual awards to either start or top up your HR knowledge.
Structure of Qualification
To achieve a Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials, you need a total of between 2 and 12 credits. The Foundation Award in HR Essentials in Developing Yourself as an Effective HR/L&D Practitioner has 4 credits.
The learning outcomes for this unit are shown below. By the end of the unit, you will be able to:
This is a Level 3 Foundation programme and is broadly equivalent, in terms of level, to an A-Level programme of study.
The Foundation Level Awards in Human Resources are ideal for:
If English is your second language, you’ll need an IELTS 6.5 or ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent). If you don’t have this, we’ll review your case on an individual basis.
If you're unsure that this is the right course for you, speak to our expert CIPD course advisors by phone, email or webchat. They'll take time to learn about your experience, education and ambitions, and help you make the right choice.
As all the units form part of the Foundation Certificate / Diploma in Human Resource Practice, you can also use your Award to work towards meeting the knowledge requirements for CIPD professional membership by taking additional units to achieve the full Foundation Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice.
On completion, you'll receive a CIPD Foundation Award in Human Resources Essentials.
Assessment for this unit is by way of personal development plan (PDP).
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.
Please note that CIPD fees are additional to course fees.
CIPD membership is not necessary when studying for an Award in Human Resources Essentials, although there is a one-off payment of £30 to CIPD.