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Leadership Management
Level 3

HR People Practice


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+

Are you already working in HR & People Management and want to take the next step in your career, or are you thinking about starting a career in this sector?

The new Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is a foundation-level, professional qualification being introduced in 2021.

The qualification focuses on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work.

You'll be introduced to a wide range of practical skills required by line managers, personnel officers, secretarial/personnel assistants, or clerical staff in the field of HR.

The following modules will be undertaken:

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

You will study four units which are assessed internally and externally moderated by a CIPD examiner.

You'll need GCSE English at Grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

You'll also need to complete a literacy and numeracy test prior to being interviewed.

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the Associate Diploma in People Management Level 5.

The Certificate in HR Practice will also enable you to progress in your HR career and after completion of the course you will be invited to become a member of the CIPD.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.