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Level 3

CIPD L3 Fou Cert in People Practice – HR and L&D


This is for Human Resources and Learning & Development students.

This is for those who are aspiring to (or embarking on) a career in HR or L&D, and those who already work in the field but wish to develop their knowledge and skills. 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.

Induction dates:

Week commencing 09/09/2024

Week commencing 11/11/2024

Week commencing 06/01/2025

Week commencing 24/02/2025

The course runs either, in person, in college, every Wednesday evening in term time, 5.30-8.30pm or alternatively online ONLY on a Thursday afternoon between 1.00 – 5.00pm term time only.

Topics Covered:


Unit title


Business, culture and change in context

This unit considers the impact of external influences and how the digital and commercial environment shapes businesses and the culture within which they operate. It considers the importance of people’;s behaviour on organisational culture and its ability to manage change effectively.


Principles of analytics

This unit looks at how people professionals make both straightforward and complex choices as they carry out their roles. It focuses on how utilising a diverse range of analytics and evidence is essential to the rationalisation and enhancement of working practices and situational decision making to create value.


Core behaviours for people professionals

This unit introduces the core behaviours for people professionals, focusing on ethical practice to create value. It considers how certain ways of thinking and acting should be universally consistent, even in new and challenging situations, to promote a sense of wellbeing and inclusivity in the organisation.


Essentials of people practice

This unit introduces the fundamentals of people practice, ranging from the employee lifecycle to policies, regulation and law. It further explores a diverse array of specialist subjects such as recruitment, talent management, reward and learning and development, essential to a career in people practice. Importantly, this unit enables practitioners to apply their knowledge and skills, building their confidence and ability to practise progressively.

New CIPD qualifications were introduced in 2021. Based on the new Profession Map, the qualifications focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work.


Unlike a lot of college courses, you don’;t need an academic qualification to enrol. If, like many of our learners, you haven’;t studied for some time, don’;t be put off. You’;ll have all the support you need along the way to successfully gain the qualification.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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