CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice

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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice:

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Increase your expertise, job performance and earning potential with globally recognised CIPD qualification. Whether you are just starting out in your career or already working within the HR sector, this course will provide you with a strong introduction in to the knowledge and skills needed by HR professionals today.

This course will also give you a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function.

As CIPD Enterprise’s official partner for online qualifications, all our CIPD courses bring together CIPD’s expertise in HR practice with the very best in digital learning design and delivery from AVADO. All our courses are 100% online, so you can study whenever and wherever you like, making studying flexible around work and life commitments.

*20% off HR and L&D Certificate qualifications applies to the October Cohort which closes for admissions on 30th September.


The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR practice is designed to support your career development in HR by providing you with knowledge and capabilities in which are needed by todays HR professionals.

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate contains the following 6 units:

  1. Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  2. Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner
  3. Resourcing talent
  4. Recording, analysing and using Human Resources information
  5. Supporting good practice in performance and reward management
  6. Supporting good practice in Manging Employment Relations

Student support:

Upon enrolment you will be supported by a personal tutor, as well as being taught by CIPD experts and HR professionals. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help navigate around the platform and any doubts about distance learning at ease.

Financial options:

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation. You can split the cost of your course over 12 monthly payments, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed to support career development in HR by developing your understanding of all aspects of the profession. This course will enable you to progress further into your HR career by advancing your strategy thinking and through learning how to utilise data to improve business performance.

Career path

Upon successful completion of your Certificate, you will become an Associate Member of the CIPD. Achieving Associate (Assoc CIPD) status will allow you use the designatory letters Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. You will also be able to demonstrate you possess up-to-date and relevant skills and knowledge, enabling you to stand out to potential employers.

Additional entry requirements

An existing CIPD Level 3 Foundation qualification, or a relevant Level 3 (or higher) qualification plus sufficient experience in an HR role is essential. In addition, the following entry requirements apply: - You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement - You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language) - You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills

Awarding body

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Course info


You study this on your computer


Any time


By arrangement


Distance without attendance , Online


Professional or Industry specific qualification


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5 5
by Rimute - December 2014

I needed a change in my career so I start googling for some courses and found Home Learning college was offering what I wanted to - CIPD certificate, I choose to go for level 3 CIPD foundation certificate in HR practice. When I enroled I was scared, that I will not push myself to study, but it's really working!!! Now I'm so happy that I started studying, furthermore I landed a position with in recruitment section - as I always wanted. My personal observations that without these courses I wouldn't had made it to get new position. After I'm done with level 3, definitely will enroll to other courses with Home Learning College. Rimute

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Avado Make it Hard Work
2 5
by Kirsty - March 2019

I am close to finishing my course through Avado having started in October 2017. Positive Comments: I cannot fault their sign up process, the sales team are super helpful to get you on a course and get your money! Answered all my questions and were really helpful. I also genuinely cannot fault my tutor, his tutor videos are detailed and clear, I do a lot of own time learning so rarely am in time with the class or watch videos live, but if I email him he responds within around a day, he provides me any material I need and has helped confirm things for me. The knowledge checks are helpful, there are very few example/ practise questions in the book so having this online check, to be used alongside AAT practise questions, is great. Negative Comments: Although the tutor is helpful, actually rarely needed. So if I could go back again knowing this, I wouldn't need to pay tons for a course with a tutor, I'd just buy books and look online & at AAT forums. I completed level 3 with Osbourne books and actually I cannot fault them, I changed because people told me level 4 was such a step up I would struggle without a tutor, I disagree. There are errors everywhere, and I mean everywhere. The books are super hard at times because they say something such as "Emily has bank interest income of £7,900", and then as they start their example workings, the figure of £8,400 is used, £7,900 to be found no where other than the question. You sit for 10 minutes trying to genuinely work out if you are totally missing something, or Avado are just incapable of double checking before they print. Errors are common in knowledge checks, "Answer to 2 decimal places" so I'd type 3.27 and then I get a question wrong and when I check their answer they have put "3.274" - So I knew I was doing well despite my 60% knowledge check results, but I had to go through all answers to confirm that it was Avado being ridiculous and not myself. I have emailed my tutor and Avado each time I spot an error, thinking ok someone can now know exactly where to look and quickly update it. I have gone back to find errors I reported, still errors. The other thing is that the books can be very hard to follow, say you have a management accounts example, with a cost card which is the basis for all questions for the next chapter, the cost card will be printed once on page 24, and then all examples and questions relate to this 1 cost card. You get to page 50 and it's still referring to this cost card which is pages and pages back so you are flicking through trying to find the original, they don't just print it again so you can clearly see where figures are coming from. I have passed all exams to date with pass rates of 82%+, so I am obviously getting it with Avado, I just think they have actually made it hard work and if anyone asked me I would not recommend them. If you have the money to spend then find a better more reliable company or do a college course. Otherwise AAT & books will get you through.

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Poorly structured
2 5
by David - November 2018

The live classes are very basic and in my opinion they should use the time for the more complex topics. You are then given books and told to teach yourself all the complex aspects that they didn't teach. When you email the lecturers for help they are extremely knowledgeable and helpful so I feel I must say that. I am about to sit my exam resit and was trying to revise some topics, but AVADO have removed me as "times up" yet I have had no email to say so or any further follow up to see if I need additional time on the portal. I will be switching to Kaplan for further studies.

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