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People Practice

Course Code: FCPP
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Online learning - Thursdays, 5.00pm - 9.00pm (lectures are held via Google Meet)

What's it all about?

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is a foundation-level, professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map.

The map was launched in 2018, having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.

In order to join this course, you will need to be registered with the CIPD –

Course information

You will study the following topics:

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

There are no formal entry requirements for you to enrol on this CIPD Level 3 Foundation course. This course is perfect if you are just getting started in your HR or L&D career and want to develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful people professional.

Over the duration of this course, you will complete an internally marked and moderated assessment for each of the units. You will receive either a pass or fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a pass. There are no formal exams.

Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 5 Advanced Diploma in People Management.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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