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CIPD Level 3
Foundation Certificate
in People Practice

Prices from: £1,795 (includes VAT)
Length: 6 months (up to 12 months for On Demand)
Assignments: 4 (1 per unit)

Is the CIPD Level 3 right for me?

Starting out in HR or L&D? The CIPD Foundation certificate incorporates both HR and L&D allowing you to build a firm foundation for your career. 

Why choose MOL?

We’re an approved CIPD provider and promise to give you the best advice. We’ll help you choose your learning option so it fits around your work and home life. With 24/7 access to a wide range of high-quality resources, we keep you focused on achieving your CIPD qualification.

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How will I Learn?

MOL offer a choice of three study modes, inspired by learner feedback, giving you the flexibility to learn your way.

CIPD courses designed with you in mind

CIPD qualifications are the gold standard for HR and L&D professionals. Achieving your CIPD qualification can significantly improve your career prospects when job hunting or looking for a promotion.

If you’re looking for a new role, a CIPD qualification can be the gateway to a wide range of HR and L&D roles. While a CIPD qualification is not mandatory for a role in HR or L&D, many employers prefer candidates who have (or are working towards) CIPD accreditation.

What will the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice cover?

Core Units

This unit considers the impact of external influences and how the digital and commercial environment shapes businesses and the culture within which they operate. It considers the importance of people’s behaviour on organisational culture and its ability to manage change effectively.

This unit looks at how people professionals make both straightforward and complex choices as they carry out their roles. It focuses on how utilising a diverse range of analytics and evidence is essential to the rationalisation and enhancement of working practices and situational decision-making to create value. 

This unit introduces the core behaviours for people professionals, focusing on ethical practice, professional values and professional development. It considers how certain ways of thinking and acting should be universally consistent, even in new and challenging situations, to promote inclusivity and respect in the organisation.

This unit introduces the fundamentals of people practice, ranging from the employee lifecycle to policies, regulation and law. It further explores a diverse array of specialist subjects such as recruitment, talent management, reward and learning and development, essential to a career in people practice. Importantly, this unit enables practitioners to apply their knowledge and skills, building their confidence and ability to practise progressively. 

What is Human Resource Business Partnering?

Paula was the Chief People Officer at the Home Office and speaks passionately about the HR Business Partner (HRBP) role, now and in the future.

She sees HRBPs as Account Managers within a business whose main challenge is to build credibility and trust with other departments and managers within the business, to help business leaders become people leaders and not just focus on financial management.

Watch the video to learn more.

Why study with MOL?


On Demand or Live Online - choose the best learning method for you.


CIPD provider since 1991 and a CIPD Organisational Delivery Partner.


Course textbooks are included, and payment plans are available.


Regular touchpoints with your tutor and dedicated pre-assessment webinars. 

For more information, or for help and advice, please complete our enquiry form or call one of our friendly Qualification Advisors

Career Path

Careers available after completing your CIPD level 3 studies include: 

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HR Assistant
HR Administrator
Organisational Development Officer
Learning Administrator


Once you have the CIPD Level 3 qualification, you can aim for a management role, progressing onto the CIPD Level 5 qualification. 

You'll also be eligible for our Loyalty Reward. Receive £200 off the cost of your next course. 

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Meet our tutors

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Suzanne Greene

Associate Tutor


Andy Murphy

Associate Tutor


Suzie Henriques

Associate Tutor

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