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CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

Whether you'd like a refresher, you're looking to expand your knowledge, or you're starting a career in the people profession, the Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice will help you progress. You'll gain the capabilities you need to attract new talent and maintain your organisation's ability to do right by your people, or kick start your brand-new career.


Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those new to HR or currently working in a HR support role 

What qualification will I get?

CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice


Online learning

How long will it take?

Typically 8 months



Unit 1: Business, culture and change in context

You’ll learn about…
• The external influences that impact businesses, including goal setting.
• How to define workplace culture and how people’s behaviour shapes it.
• How organisations are whole systems and how your actions affect others.
• How people learn, adapt and develop in different ways.
• How people professionals impact people, and best to manage change.

Unit 2: Principles of analytics

You’ll learn about…
• How evidence-based practice informs outcomes.
• How to use data to inform decision making and interpret financial information.
• The concept of creating value for both customers and stakeholders.
• The role of analytics and other technology in enhancing working practices.

Unit 3: Core behaviours for people professionals

You’ll learn about…
• Developing insight into different approaches using ethical principles.
• Ethical values and how to contextualise them within your work.
• How to rectify issues and contribute opinions in a respectful and inclusive manner.
• Ways to recognise and accept your own mistakes and show empathy to others.
• Reflecting to consolidate and improve your knowledge, skills and experience.

Unit 4: Essentials of people practice

You’ll learn about…
• Effective recruitment of individuals through the assessment of employee lifecycles.
• Different recruitment methods that support your application of skills.
• Ways of preparing material for job roles and how to attract candidates.
• How to shortlist candidates, hold interviews and the associated follow-up actions.
• Diversity and inclusion in recruitment, employee relationships, and performance.



Flexible learning deserves flexible payments

You have plenty of options when it comes to paying for your course. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with interest-free finance plans of up to 18 months.

If you want your plan to be longer that’s no problem: we have plans of up to 48 months with a competitive APR.*

Your company can fund your course

Your boss is going to benefit just as much as you are from your training. Plus, since you’re studying online, you won’t have to take any expensive days off work. Give us a call and we’ll help you put together a business case.


Career Options

The skills you'll learn on this course will get you ready to take on Human Resources roles with more responsibility.

You'll also be eligible for Foundation Membership of the CIPD.

Whether you're already in a junior HR role or new to the field, with this qualification you will be eligible for HR roles such as:

HR Administrator (average £23,000* annual salary in the UK)

Hr Assistant (average £25,000* annual salary in the UK)

Once you have your Level 3 Foundation qualification you can progress further with the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.

* Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, January 2022



What is CIPD level 3 equivalent to?

A CIPD Level 3 qualification is the lowest level CIPD qualification you can get, and it's foundational for any other CIPD qualification. In terms of difficulty, it is about the same as A Levels.

What will I need to start this course?

This is a course for beginners, so you don’t need any formal qualifications to get started. 

You’ll need: 

  • To be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • Access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • CIPD registration to receive your Diploma qualification
  • Experience working in an HR role is beneficial, as well as a desire to work in an HR officer role


Why choose Avado?

  • 100% online
  • Live and recorded classes
  • Collaborative learning
  • Bite-size learning on the go
  • 0% finance options
  • Unlimited support
  • Easy steps to begin your course
  • Hand picked teaching experts

73% of graduates progressed their careers within 3 months of qualification! 

CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

United Kingdom
Level 3, Level 3, Level 3, Professional Qualifications
A levels /advanced GNVQ

Published on 5 Jan 2022

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