CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice

Develop a wide range of relevant and practical HR skills with an accredited CIPD Foundation qualification developed by MOL. The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice gives you a solid foundation in all aspects of HR, focusing on the core knowledge and skills needed by an HR practitioner and gives you the confidence to excel in your HR career.

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice consists of seven units:

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Recording, analysing and using HR Information
  • Resourcing talent
  • Contributing to the process of job analysis
  • Supporting change within organisations
  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice qualification is delivered in a blended learning approach. MOL’s blended learning is a mixture of online distance learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), supporting course textbooks, face-to-face workshops, assessments and tutor support throughout your learning journey. 

We offer multiple start dates each year at locations around the UK. Find your nearest CIPD Approved Centre.

Additional benefits include:

  • Microsoft Office software included to ensure you have all the right tools at your fingertips, plus you can add a number of devices which means the family can use the suite too.
  • You will be eligible for an NUS card which gives you discounts across various retail outlets 
  • Access to a wide array of free library facilities, including research databases (EBSCO)

Get a £1000 bursary towards your studies, call us to discuss on 0345 203 2103


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Workshop Location
Tue, 18/04/2017 Manchester


MOL programmes run subject to demand and availability. This is to ensure you get a high quality learning experience. We allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis as we receive completed applications.

  • We will run additional programmes subject to demand. Please contact us for further programme start dates.
  • Please contact us if you do not see dates for your preferred location. We're able to offer programmes in many locations nationwide.

Course Details

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice is ideal if you’re new to HR, interested in moving into HR, or seeking Associate Membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

You’ll benefit from our proven blend of learning methods, including face-to-face group workshops with a clear workplace application facilitated by an experienced practitioner tutor. We’ll also give you comprehensive self-study materials including bespoke text books and electronic content with activities accessed on our virtual learning environment (VLE).

You will also receive a learner guide designed to support your study journey, and support from your tutor, both online and on the phone.

Our workshops are clearly focused on knowledge and skills you can take straight into your workplace. Your MOL tutor will encourage discussions that help you get the most from the material. We select knowledgeable HR professionals to support and inspire you throughout the programme.

To successfully complete this qualification you’ll need to attend all the face-to-face workshops,
log your progress, learning and development in your e-portfolio (electronic portfolio), take part in all the online collaborative activities, and successfully complete all assessment work.

We’ll assess you through short written assignments, practical skills demonstrations, and your e-portfolio, which logs your learner journey.

The programme has no exams, and your MOL tutor will be on hand to support you, online and over the phone, through your assessments.

Once you've passed all the units, you will be awarded a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

This CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate is designed to reflect the new CIPD professional standards and membership criteria. Successful completion will give you the underpinning knowledge to apply for Associate Membership of CIPD (Assoc CIPD). This is a professional grade of membership recognising the skill, knowledge and approach needed to make a significant supporting contribution and deliver excellent results in the workplace.

Achievement of the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate will provide a sound springboard for those who wish to go on to study the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HRM, which introduces you to the theory and strategic thinking behind the practice with a firm eye on contemporary operational trends.

It takes 32 weeks to complete the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice qualification. You will attend seven face-to-face group workshops with a break of four to six weeks between each.

In these breaks you’ll stay in contact with your tutor and fellow learners via phone tutorials, webinars and via the VLE. We have structured our programme and learning materials so you can learn on the go and in your own time.

The cost of this CIPD Level 3 qualification is £2,350. MOL does not charge VAT for this programme. The fee includes workshops, expert tutor support, online materials and activities, textbooks and written materials. The price doesn’t include membership of the CIPD which is payable directly to CIPD and is mandatory for this programme.

Our Programme Sales Consultants will be happy to discuss this and your payment options with you.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider in England.

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

Check if you’re eligible before you apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Different funding is available if you want to study in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.


For more information and to request an application form, please call our Programme Sales Consultants on 0345 203 2103.

Programme Enquiries

Please contact our programme enquiries team for our next start dates, & to find out how to enrol for this course.

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