CIPD Level 3 Foundation Qualification – the ideal starting point.

Who is the Level 3 Foundation for ?

The Level 3 Foundation qualifications are ideal for those new to Human Resources (HR) or Learning and Development (LD).

They are also very relevant for managers who wish to develop their people management skills.

To achieve your desired qualification you will need to accumulate unit credits, which are dependent on the units you select.

There are three qualification options available, based on the credits attained.

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Additionally, achieving the Certificate or Diploma allows you to automatically become an Associate Member of CIPD.

HR or LD ?

Choose the Units to suit the qualification you want – Human Resources or Learning and Development

I could do it all through distance learning. This was the main thing for me. I didn’t have to go to London.

I absolutely loved Maureen. She was so helpful, just perfect. Thank you very very much, for all the hard work and patience you’ve had, and getting me through it as quick as you did.

Hanna McGuffie

Central Laundry Limited, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in HR

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The Units you must take, and the ones you can choose.

Core Units

ALL 3 must be taken for the Certificate and Diploma.

Optional Units for HR Practice

  • An additional 18 unit credits are required for the Certificate in HR Practice
  • An additional 27 unit credits are required for the Diploma in HR Practice
  • A maximum of 6 unit credits can be selected from the LD Practice Optional Units

Optional Units for LD Practice

  • An additional 18 unit credits are required for the Certificate in LD Practice
  • An additional 27 unit credits are required for the Diploma in LD Practice
  • A maximum of 6 unit credits can be selected from the HR Practice Optional Units
Important to know

Whether you choose the HR or LD path, the Core Units are the same for both

The Level 3 Foundation Qualification at a glance

Award

Achieve a unit to gain either:

  • an Award in HR Essentials or
  • an Award in LD Essentials

Certificate

Achieve 10 unit credits from the Core Units and 18 unit credits from the Optional Units.

Depending on your choice of Optional Units you will gain a

  • Certificate in HR Practice or
  • Certificate in LD Practice

Diploma

Achieve 10 unit credits from the Core Units and 27 unit credits from the Optional Units.

Depending on your choice of Optional Units you will gain a

  • Diploma in HR Practice or
  • Diploma in LD Practice

Changing environment processes and increased business are always challenges and will continue into 2014 so I now have a better understanding of HR processes and desire to progress further.

The approach was flexible, I was able to complete the qualification in 6 months due to being given opportunity to work at my own speed.

Amy Slater

Learning and Development Adviser, Thales Training and Consultancy, Certificate in HR Practice

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DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A DEGREE ?

Then you may be able to start your CIPD Qualification Programme at Level 7 Advanced.
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