CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Course Code: 9283 Duration: 33 Weeks Attendance: Part Time (one evening a week) Location: Farnborough Campus


About the course

With a Foundation Certificate in People Practice you will be introduced to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice.

For further information please contact us at professionalstudies@farn-ct.ac.uk

What will I study?

  • Develop knowledge and skills to build expertise, inspiring you to undertake tactical tasks that deliver value. 
  • Build confidence and knowledge aimed at being able to contribute to immediate colleagues, customers and the organisation.
  • Supporting change and driving impact, to create immediate and short-term value.
  • Gather information to use in your own role and use this to understand your work, organisation and profession more deeply.
  • Introduce you to a wide range of practical skills required by today’s role in Human Resources including: human resource assistants/administrators, personnel assistants/administrators or officers, line managers, secretarial assistants, clerical staff and trainers

CIPD membership

Once you are registered for a qualification, you will need to join the CIPD as a Student Member; the first step in your CIPD membership journey. The CIPD will support and encourage you throughout your studies and help you grow in confidence and deliver more impact. You will gain access to extensive resources, such as expert research, journals, factsheets, helplines and online communities, helping you to build your network.  

When you completed your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership and the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name.  This starts to build your credibility in the people profession, shows you’re serious about your development and that you have a strong base of knowledge to build on.  Students will be responsible for their own membership joining fees payable directly to the CIPD within three weeks of the course starting. 


Tuition £1987
Registration £98.00

Please note, the Advanced Learner Loan is not available for this course.

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

There are various delivery options available for this ccourse, including morning classes, afternoon classes, or a combination of the two as an intensive course. Please see 'start dates' tab for more information. 

Students must achieve an 80% minimum attendance requirement and commit to self-directed study, equivalent to the time spent in college, when preparing for class/group work, academic research and assignments. You will also be required to attend pre-arranged individual tutorials. The 33 weeks are not consecutive and college holidays are taken as indicated on the college website.

We hope that our classes will be face-to face teaching where possible. However, please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation, as is the case in many colleges and universities, there may be the need at some point for classes to be taught on-line.  You will, therefore, need technology that can support the use of Microsoft Teams. 

New Online Live option. We are also offering a new Online Live option, whereby students can attend the course remotely via Microsoft Teams, with compulsory face to face attendance for some sessions.  The same attendance rules of 80% apply.

What modules are covered?

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by an assignment or set of assignments, as well as skills activities such as role plays and presentations. There are no examinations. 

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Your future

What Next?

After successfully completing this qualification, you will be welcome to progress to the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

This course is aimed at students who are aspiring to, or embarking on a career in people practice, those who are working in a people practice role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation or those who do not have a Level 3 qualification (A level equivalent).

You must have a minimum of a pass (A-C or 4-9) in Maths and English, at GCSE, to be considered for this course and you will be asked to supply evidence of this at interview.  An interview with a member of the HR teaching team is required, prior to, or at enrolment and this will be completed at one of the open evening events run by the college or remotely via a Teams call.

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Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.

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