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People Practice CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate

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People Practice CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate

The course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills as well as the confidence you need to effectively launch your Human Resource or Learner and Development career, and for those working in a support role and wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.

You will learn about the foundations for people practice and gain valuable, real world insights into the key functions of people professionals in the organisation and how they shape contemporary culture.

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Course information

Entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate and use good written and verbal communication skills as well as basic IT skills, particularly use of word, spreadsheet and presentation packages. Ideally students will hold GCSEs including English GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade 4 or grade C. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent).

Course content

The four modules are:

  • Essentials of People Practice
  • Core Behaviours for People Professionals
  • Business, Culture and Change in Context
  • Principles of Analytics
Assessment methods

Assessment is through assignments for each module.


CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Further study and career options

Completion of this course would improve job prospects and earning potential. If in a HR role or a Line Manager, you may progress to the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.

Additional information

Once you have enrolled for a qualification, you will join the CIPD as a Student Member and you will need to remain in membership for the duration of your studies. When you complete your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership, and the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name. This starts to build your credibility in the people profession, shows you’re serious about your development and that you have a strong base of knowledge to build on. Learners will need a laptop/desktop with access to the internet. You may wish to purchase a CIPD publication written for the course, however, there are some available in the college library.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 26/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 26/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.