Course overviewYou’ll study 4 core units:
Business, culture and change in context
Principles of analytics
Core behaviours for people professionals
Essentials of people practice
Once you’re registered for a qualification, you’ll?need to join?the CIPD as a Student Member?from the start of your studies. It’s essential to maintain your Student Membership until your studies are completed.When you complete your qualification, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership, and the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name. This starts to build your credibility in the people profession, shows you’re serious about your development and that you have a strong base of knowledge to build on.
What else do I need to know?Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.
What are the entry requirements?
Although there are no formal entry requirements, it is expected that centres conduct their own
diagnostics to ensure that this qualification is appropriate for the learner. This should include making
sure that learners can meet the requirements of the learning outcomes and can access the
appropriate literacy and numeracy needed to complete the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in
How is it assessed?
Assessment is the process of evaluating an individual’s attainment of knowledge, understanding
and skills. The CIPD will set assignments for all core units. Centres will be required to mark the
assignments and internally moderate the marks. The CIPD will conduct moderation sampling and
validate centre marking before the release of results to learners.
Assessment for the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is employer-driven and
aimed at real scenarios that learners may encounter in their future career.
This qualification is not graded. Learners will receive either a Pass or Fail. All assessment criteria
must be met in order to achieve a Pass.
All assessments for this qualification are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified
To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for
each core unit.
What financial support is on offer?
You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course.
*This is at the Colleges discretion.
What can I do next?
progression onto the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Level 5
Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.
How do I find out more?
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