CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice – Foundation Level 3 On-Line and On-Campus

Course Overview

This internationally recognised and vocationally relevant HR qualification makes students extremely employable. It is for new and aspiring entrants into HR or existing HR personnel, HR administrators or Line Managers who wish to obtain a detailed understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary for HR management and practice.

Students must purchase the prescribed text book and become a member of CIPD within the 4 weeks of the programme commencing. The cost will be confirmed on enrolment. Students will need to complete an additional 5 hours study time per week outside the course timetable.

Course Requirements


You must be aged 19+. You are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at a grade C or above. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to ensure literacy skills are sufficient to do well on the course. You should have a level 2 for both Maths and English to commence the programme.

You also must be working actively within a HR role. This is essential.

You must have access to a computer/laptop at home supported by Wi Fi. This is to enable access to all online materials throughout the programme via Microsoft Teams. In the event of a local lockdown due to Covid-19 delivery will be temporarily switched to an online model and platform.

Mandatory Units

Developing yourself as an effective HR Practitioner
Understanding organisations and the role of HR
Recording, analysing and using HR Information
Resourcing Talent
Contributing to the process of job analysis
Supporting change in Organisation
Supporting good practice in performance management and reward

Course Progression


Students may be able to progress onto the Intermediate Level 5 Programme; if they are within the right job role and have performed well on the level 3 programme.

Course Assessment

Assessment will be through a range of methods including written reports and carrying out interviews.

Course Finance

Course Fee £1,300.00

Advanced Learner Loan may be available on request at Enrolment

£150 – CIPD Membership Fee approx. Students to pay within first 4 weeks of course commencing.

Book - £60

For further details please contact Course Enquiries on 0300 300 0030

Course Additional Information

Part-time