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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Part Time


The CIPD Foundation Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources Practice qualification is designed to support your career development in Human Resources (HR).

CIPD Foundation Level qualifications are suitable for those who are looking to gain the essential knowledge and skills required to move into HR, working in an HR or L&D support role but who do not hold a formal HR qualification, line managers with responsibility for people management and development or looking to become a professional member of the CIPD as an Associate member.

The qualification is a total of 28 credits (three core units of 10 credits in total and 18 credits taken from optional units). The core units include:
Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner.
Understanding Organizations and the Role of Human Resources.
Recording, analyzing and sing Human Resources information.

In addition, you will take 18 credits from optional units. These are likely to be:
Resourcing Talent,
Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment relations
Delivering Learning and Development Activities.

Please check the CIPD website for further information. This course may require some Saturday workshops and takes 18 months to complete. It will be based at Norfolk House on Exchange Street.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but applicants should have the support of their employer. In exceptional circumstances, individuals who are not supported by their employer may be offered places on the programme at the discretion of the course director.


There are no formal exams in this programme. Assessment is continuous via assignments and presentations.


No formal progression.

Career Progression

Examples of the typical job roles these qualifications can help you enter or progress in include; HR Assistant, HR Coordinator, Trainer.


Tuition fees are £1245 plus £119 for the CIPD registration fee, this could be subject to change. You must ensure you have joined the CIPD at the start of the programme. You also need to purchase the CIPD HR Management Guide 4th edition (ISBN: 978-0-7494-8368-5), costs will vary from suppliers.