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Level 3

Human Resources | CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice | Level 3


Kick-start your career in people practice.
We want to give you the head start to achieve your personal and career goals with our professional CIPD courses
To kick-start your career in people practice, we offer classroom-based study with like-minded professionals: a live ‘linked-in’; environment with all the benefits and support that being a college student entails. You will be taught by a lecturer who is also a current HR professional, providing expert insight and support. Our courses are game-changing for your career.
The CIPD, Europe’s largest human resources development body, sets the international standard for people professionals and by completing this Level 3 qualification you can become a Foundation Member of the CIPD.
You will need to join the CIPD as a student member once the course commences.
There are enormous opportunities in this growing sector. If you have the ambition, the determination and the will to succeed, we can teach you the rest.


Candidates must have functional skills English and Maths.
You will need to attend an interview to enrol on this course, but no formal qualifications are required.
It is preferential for you to have work experience in a related occupation, such as management or recruitment roles. You will either be in a human resources role already (in the early stage of your HR career), or you may have transferable skills and are looking to make a career move into this industry.
Assessment methods vary and can include: reports, presentations, role plays (or observed simulation activities), and reflective writing.
Written assignments are required for every module (four per certificate course)

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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