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CIPD - Level 3 - Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Course code: BSAM102P

Subject area: Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 14:00

Days of week:


Course date:

10th Oct 2024 - 15th May 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Recognised and sought after by employers on a global scale, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications provide professionals with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to go far in the people practice career pathways.

This qualification introduces you to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. You will build your confidence and HR Knowledge, aiming at being able to contribute to immediate colleagues, customers and the organisation; supporting change and driving impact to create immediate and short term value. Tutorials will be held for individual students immediately after timetabled sessions for up to one hour (approx 3 sessions during the programme for each student at this time).

This qualification is suited to learners who:Are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on a career in people practiceAre working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short term value for their organisationWish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional

Delivery of this course will be on campus, face to face, for one day per week.

Students should allow themselves time to study outside of the course too. The amount may vary depending upon the ability of the student, the level of the course, previous knowledge and speed of working. Homework will be set weekly.

Course units
These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

Business Culture and Change in Context

Principles of Analytics

Core Behaviours for People Professionals

Essentials of People Practice

What next?
On completion of the course, students can become Foundation members of the CIPD (Foundation CIPD).
The next step is to enrol on the CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management, following which you can apply for Associate membership by demonstrating evidence of putting learning into practice, allowing you to become an Associate Member of the CIPD.
Entry criteria
This qualification is designed for learners aged 19+ who want to learn about people practice. Although there are no formal entry requirements, an informal interview will be conducted to ensure that the course is suitable for you. As this is a professional qualification, we recommend that you hold GCSE English and Maths at L2. However, if you do not have these qualifications please contact us for a discussion as it may still be possible for you to join the course. The CIPD has a policy for students where English is not their first language that gives guidance on appropriate English language entry requirements. The policy can be found on the CIPD website
Fee information
To find out more about course fees and how to apply, get in contact with College directly: call 01235 555 585 or email

There are also extra costs for students to consider. There are copies of core texts available in the library, but students may wish to purchase their own.

It is a requirement of the course that students must also join the CIPD as a studying member. Fees are set by the CIPD and published on their website here:

You may also be encouraged to attend a CIPD student conference. This is optional and would be at the students’ expense, fees are set by the CIPD and vary annually.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £1,999.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £1,999.00

Qualifications received
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice.
Learning & method assessment
Student assessment takes place throughout the course. Each unit will have an assignment which could include writing a report, carrying out a presentation, working on a case study or some form of practical work and reflection, either individually or in groups.
There are no exams on this programme.
User skills
You will acquire a wide range of skills including organisation, communication, advocacy, interviewing skills, IT skills and training techniques.