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Human Resources

Level 3 - NEW People Practice

  • Academic Year: 22/23
  • Adult
  • Chester Campus

How to apply

The Course

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is one of a NEW range of courses offered by the CIPD. It is a Foundation-level, professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map.  Each unit has clear link to the Map which 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.
This qualification introduces the learner to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. It is suited to those learners who are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice, are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation, wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional. 

To be awarded the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, learners are required to successfully complete all four mandatory core units, which are:
-Business, culture and change in context
-Principles of analytics
-Core behaviours for people professionals
-Essentials of people practice 
Attendance and personal study commitment

Attendance is one evening a week between 5pm and 9pm with the opportunity to book a one to one tutorial with your Tutor between 4–5pm. 

The total qualification time is 240 with college led guided learning hours of 120, the qualification  has a total credit value 24 credits.  This means that a commitment of 120 hours of personal study time is required to undertake the course.

There are no exams on this course, all assessments are written with some practical activities also.
Please click on the apply button to apply for the course. Once your application has been reviewed and you meet the entry requirements, your course tutor will offer you a place by email.  Once you accept the place, you will be on the list and we will contact you nearer the start date with more information about enrolment arrangements. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please email:

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Typically you will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4, including a 4/3 combination for maths and English
You could progress onto higher-level study on the People Management CIPD Associate Diploma Level 5

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Chester Campus
Starts : September 14th, 2022
Wednesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm 35 Weeks
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