CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

  • For aspiring and practising Human Resource and People Professionals
  • Be counted amongst over 150,000 certified CIPD members across the globe
  • Refine your reputation and expertise to become an effective, high-performing People Professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate

    Are you seeking to establish a career in human resources or enhance your existing knowledge and skills in the field of personnel, development, and people practice?

    The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice can provide you with just that through comprehensive training and development covering topics like employee relations, talent, recruitment, and employment law.

    This qualification is structured to provide a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of effective HR management, which can be applied to a variety of organisational contexts. A few of the topics you can expect to cover include human resources (HR), learning and development (L&D), and organisational development (OD) – the best part? You don’t need any prior experience!

    Once completing this certificate, you will have a strong foundation for a successful career in human resources, with the potential to take on more senior roles in the future.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Official CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice Course
    • Access to a full Support Team including a certified Tutor and Study Coach for assistance with study queries
    • CIPD Membership with exclusive benefits as well as Foundation CIPD Status
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

    Vendor: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

    Course prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification

    Study time: 100 guided learning hours

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a CIPD Approved Centre (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    The CIPD, or the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, is a professional organisation dedicated to promoting best practices in human resources management. With over 150,000 members worldwide, they offer a range of certifications, training, and support services to help individuals and organisations achieve their HR goals. The CIPD is recognised as a leading authority in the field of HR management, and its certifications, including this CIPD Level 3 qualification, are highly respected in the industry.

    Certification expiry
    CIPD certifications do not expire and are fantastic building blocks for your career in personnel & development, organisational development, and learning & development.

    We are an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the UK’s most esteemed learning providers

    Our courses have been developed in collaboration with industry-leading experts and are created by ITonlinelearning for you, exclusively.

    CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate
    in People Practice

    What You Will Learn

      Business, Culture, and Change in Context

      Here, you’ll gain insights into the ways in which external factors impact businesses and shape their culture. You’ll explore the effects of digital and commercial environments on organisations, and examine the significance of people’s behaviour in shaping workplace culture. Through discussion and analysis, you’ll learn how to manage change effectively by understanding the importance of organisational systems, and the impact of people professionals on individuals and teams. By developing a deeper understanding of how people learn, adapt, and develop, you’ll be better equipped to direct change in a focused and manageable way.

      Principles of Analytics

      This module will teach you about the decision-making processes that people professionals use to make choices in their daily work. You’ll explore the importance of using a variety of data sources to create value and develop good working practices. Through analysis and interpretation of data, you’ll learn how to make informed decisions that align with the goals of your organisation. Additionally, you’ll examine the role of technology and analytics in enhancing working practices, while also considering the associated risks. By the end of this module, you’ll have a better understanding of how evidence-based practices and critical thinking skills can be applied to create value for your organisation and its stakeholders.

      Core Behaviours for People Professionals

      This module is an introduction to the fundamental behaviours of people professionals, with a focus on ethical practice and creating value. You’ll gain insight into different approaches to customer focus, and how to use ethical principles to inform your approach to work. You’ll explore effective problem-solving techniques and learn how to contribute your views & opinions in a respectful and inclusive manner. Additionally, you’ll examine ways to recognise and accept your mistakes, and to show empathy. Finally, you’ll examine the concept of reflective practice and how it can be used to consolidate and improve your professional knowledge, skills, and experiences. You’ll gain a better understanding of the importance of ethical practice in creating value, and the core behaviours required to be an effective people professional.

      Essentials of People Practice

      This module will teach you the fundamentals of people practice, from the employee lifecycle to policies, regulations, and laws. Through this module, you’ll gain insight into a range of specialist subjects, including recruitment, talent management, reward, and learning and development. These skills are essential for a successful career in people practice.

      By the end of this module, you’ll have a better understanding of the key principles of people practice, and the skills necessary to be an effective people professional.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Human Resources is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Human Resources Officer

      Human Resources Assistant

      Human Resources Administrator

      Learning and Development Assistant

      Learning and Development Officer

      Organisational Development Officer

      Why Choose ITonlinelearning?

      Customer-Approved Service since 2007

      You will benefit from our perfected learning & development formula by enjoying support that forms the crux of our values and mission. Our TrustScore of 4.9 has remained consistent with thousands of 5-star reviews, so we’re happy to report that our customers agree.

      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

      View Our Success Stories

      Our TrustScore maintains a steady rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars for excellent service, but don’t take our word for it.

      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £38.7K /

      per year

      Learning & Development Manager

      £40.2K /

      per year

      Human Resources Manager

      £49.6K /

      per year

      Organisational Development Manager

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      CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice gives you a holistic overview of Human Resources as well as Learning & Development. It’s for this reason that it is best suited to individuals working as HR or L&D Administrators, or for those who want to move into this position.

      CIPD Level 3 is generally regarded as being equivalent to A-Level studies in academic terms.

      The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is assessed by means of formal assignments that you will be required to submit.

      Foundation CIPD is attained after successful completion of the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice and means that you have achieved a robust base of knowledge to build on in your HR, OD, and L&D career. You can add the post-nominals “Foundation CIPD” to the end of your name in your CV and on your LinkedIn profile to showcase your new status.