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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice


Course Description

The Foundation Certificate in People Practice is a new qualification released by The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, which you can choose to study online through Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. It is aimed at people who may already be in an HR role or those aspiring to become HR professionals. Specifically aimed at HR administrative and HR advisor roles, the course focuses on developing individual HR skills in contemporary human resource related subjects.

Emphasis will be on the role of HR as a business partner to line management, and will explore how HR plays a major role in forging an organisation's vision. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded The Foundation Certificate in People Practice.

Studying a CIPD qualification at foundation level will provide you with the knowledge required for new Associate professional level of CIPD membership. If you then have the relevant experience, you can apply for a membership assessment (assessing your workplace activities and behaviours). If successful with the assessment, you’ll be upgraded to new Associate.

In addition to the formal qualification, you will have gained an insight into operational HR and also gained invaluable experience from others who have been on the course with you.

You will study the following subjects throughout the year. Each subject involves lots of classroom discussion and interaction amongst students albeit the lessons are online. All modules are taught by experienced staff that have extensive, operational knowledge in their field.

  • 3C001 Business, Culture and Change in Context

  • 3C002 Principles of Analytics

  • 3C003 Core Behaviours for People Professionals

  • 3C004 Essentials of People Practice

SEE (Skills for Employers & Employees) funding support is available for courses ending by 31/05/23. For further details including eligibility information, please contact us. *This does not affect pre-existing funding agreement.


You can also study this courses as part of the human resource management apprenticeship.

Entry Criteria

There are no formal entry requirements for the course. However, it will be necessary to confirm basic skill requirements and to confirm that all students are able to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

You will also be required to be in CIPD membership for the duration of the course. It is possible that membership is required for a second year. The current membership cost per year is £165 (subject to change by CIPD). This is in addition to your course fees.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recognises that some students may not have studied for some time, and as such, are able to support new students on an individual basis.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The delivery of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice will combine a wide range of learning methods and is taught completely online.


Each subject will be assessed by a formative assignment. There are no formal examinations.


The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.

Other details

Course type: Professional

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Business and Management

Business and Management

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Business and Management

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