Foundation Certificate in People Practice (HR) L3

Course overview

This qualification is perfect for you if you’re ready to make your mark on the HR profession. It won’t just help you get started—it’ll give you a head start, too. This is ideal for anyone embarking on a career in the people practice, or for those already in a support role in HR and looking to take the next step on the ladder.

This is the firmest foundation for your career in the people profession, incorporating both Human Resources and Learning and Development.

You’ll develop your skills by facing real-life challenges.

You’ll learn to act confidently, perform effectively, drive change in your organisation, and progress in your career.

Typical job titles:

  • HR Assistant
  • HR Administrator
  • Organisational Development Officer
  • Learning Administrator


The course is set into four units. Each contains teaching as well as self-directed study. Teaching will include lectures as well as, for example, case studies, group work, debates, and presentations.

Core units:

  • business, culture and change in context
  • principles of analytics
  • core behaviours for people professionals
  • essentials of people practice

Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice qualification will enable learners to gain CIPD Foundation membership and the designation Foundation CIPD.

Through studying face-to-face you will gain the opportunity to share ideas and discuss best practice across sectors and organisational cultures with other learners.

Assessments are internally verified and then externally moderated by the CIPD.

Access is open to those that are new to HR, or have a small amount of experience and a good basic education.

Upon successful completion of each level, learners can progress to the next level.

On successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice, candidates will be eligible for Foundation Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and can use the designation ‘Foundation CIPD’.

Successful completion of an Associate Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, will result in Associate Membership of the CIPD, and the use of the designation Assoc. CIPD.

In addition, Associate Members who hold an Advanced Diploma may be eligible to upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, depending on their experience.

Course Has Started Enquire Below
Enrol now

Alternatively enrol by phone quoting 5MEPPGI02R or ask a question

Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.