Level 3 CIPD HR Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Level 3 CIPD HR Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Level 3 CIPD HR Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development. This is a new course and the latest qualification from the CIPD and it will be held on Tuesday Evenings.

This course is ideal for those wishing to acquire a wide range of relevant, practical skills and who need flexibility around course dates and a longer period to complete assessed work.

You will study:

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

Successful candidates are eligible for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

You are required to complete an assignment to demonstrate that you have met all the outcomes for each unit. This may include using both written and practical skills. All units must be completed successfully for you to obtain your certificate. You can enjoy careers in all areas of HR or progress to Level 5 CIPD HR Associate Diploma in People Management.

Please note: New CIPD qualifications are being introduced in 2021. Based on the new Profession Map, the qualifications focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work.

The new qualifications set the standard for people professionals. We are planning to offer these from September 2021

Ideally you should already be employed or have experience of working within a HR environment. A good standard of written and spoken English is required and the successful completion of an interview.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:

Course fee £1,265; Exam Fee TBC

This course is free If you live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area. To be eligible for this funding you must be 19+ years old and live in the West Midlands, on a low wage below £18,135 or unemployed.

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Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


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Study option(s):
Part time, Evening course

Course level:
Level 3

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Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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