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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice - 2017:18

Location: Guildford College
Course Code: PQ05LP1A001P
Year: 2017:18
Start Date:  28/03/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Wednesday 13.00-18.00
FT/PT:  Part-Time
Exam Board: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Level: 3
Fund Type: C: No fee remission available on this course
Tuition Fees: £ 1490
Exam Fees: £ 0

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Content / Overview

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice provides you with a firm foundation in all areas of HR. 
Level 3 foundation certification is the introductory level for those who are either entering the profession or have a little experience behind them. This level, which is equivalent to an A-level, will give you a wide range of practical skills in HR and development. It will help you to develop essential HR skills and will give you the confidence to be more effective and knowledgeable at work.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications develop relevant and essential knowledge and skills, and are a route into professional membership of the CIPD. 
Join over 20,000 professionals currently studying a CIPD qualification by:
Increasing your career prospects and earning potential.
Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to support your organisation and progress your career.
Build your confidence and credibility to handle the most pertinent people management and development issues.
The CIPD's qualifications are an internationally recognised professional standard for HR and training specialists working across the UK's public, private and charity sectors.

Course Modules

This programme focuses on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor.
Units include:
  • Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resource Practitioner
  • Understanding Organisations
  • Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information
  • Resourcing Talent
  • Managing Employee Relations
Plus an additional unit which will be decided each year.

Why Study Here

  • We are a CIPD accredited study centre with tutors who are experts in their field and possess extensive HR experience and knowledge.
  • Successful completion of a Level 3 Foundation Certificate leads to Associate membership of the CIPD, which is the CIPD’s first level of professional membership.
  • Excellent teaching facilities and experienced tutors.
Meet The Tutor

To meet the course tutor and find out more please click here.

Suitable For

This qualification is recommended for those who are:

  • Anyone new to HR.
  • Interested in a move into HR.
  • Have people responsibilities as part of your role.
  • Work in a small organisation which needs HR skills.
  • Working in HR in a support role and wish to develop your knowledge and skills.
  • Looking to further your HR career with a professional qualification.
Becoming CIPD certified will provide you with all the skills you need to get ahead and a professional qualification could be the thing to take your career to the next level.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

This is an open access course aimed at students just beginning their careers in HR, interested in a move into HR, those who have people related responsibilities in their current role or anyone wishing to develop HR skills and knowledge. 
You will be required to join the CIPD as a student member.

Delivery Method

Assessments and classroom sessions. Group and individual tutorials. Self-study.


Each unit is assessed by an assignment or set of assignments. You will be required to keep a personal development log. There are no examinations. 

Further Study

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management.


Possibilities range across the broad spectrum of HR professional areas - become an HR Advisor, Learning and Development Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Reward or Systems Specialist. It also gives you confidence in any role to be able to take on people related activities.

Additional Information

You must join the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development when undertaking this course.
As a member of the CIPD, you have access to a wealth of knowledge, helping you learn and keep up-to-date on the latest thinking in HR and L&D, this includes:
• Access to the largest collection of online HR and L&D resources in the world - helping you study smarter
• Access to a range of powerful online tools, career management webinars and mentoring schemes to help you progress in your career
• Free subscription to People Management - an award-winning magazine bringing you the latest HR and L&D news and jobs
• Monthly CIPD Student member newsletter to update you on all relevant topics
• Discounts on CIPD textbooks, student conferences, gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, and much more.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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