CIPD Level 3 Award Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations

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Managing the employment relationship effectively is a key part of the role of the HR practitioner. This unit aims to introduce a number of aspects of this task and to provide an introduction to employment law within the context of employee relations. It starts with an explanation of the employment relationship and the key parties that are involved within it. It then focuses on different aspects of HR activity, looking at good practice and legal requirements within each activity.

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 Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations has 6 credits.

Key Topics

The learning outcomes for this unit are shown below. By the end of the unit, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship
  2. Understand the main individual rights that the employee has during the employment relationship
  3. Understand the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship

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 Essentials are for:

  1. Those who would like to either start or top up their HR and L&D knowledge 
  2. Those working in HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
  3. HR staff who do not have sufficient qualifications to undertake CIPD intermediate or advanced-level qualifications
  4. Line managers who are involved in HR and have responsibility for HR activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function

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 three short case studies.

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 have access to both your tutors and mentor online and over the phone.

You'll also be part of 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.

You will also receive the following e-book: Human Resource Practice, by Martin, Whiting and Jackson.

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.

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