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The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is a Foundation-level, professional qualification with the awarding body, CIPD. This has been developed to set the standard and provide a strong foundation for people professionals to build their confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours. This qualification is suitable if you are wishing to pursue or kickstart a career in HR.During the course, you will gain essential knowledge and build confidence that is able to contribute to immediate colleagues, customers, and the organisation. You will also gather information to use in your role and use this to understand the work, organisation, and profession more deeply.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a combination of taught sessions, activities based on case studies and via private study. The assessments are through written assignments, group and individual presentations and providing written answers to questions. Classes will be delivered through a blended approach with a mixture of classroom sessions at Filton campus and live interactive sessions on Microsoft Teams.
You will study towards the following units as part of the level 3 Foundation Certificate:
- Business, Culture, and Change in Context
- Principles of Analytics
- Core Behaviours for People and Professionals
- Essentials for People Practice
To join the course, you require a good level of Maths & English. You will also need to have an interest in HR and the topics discussed. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience on the subject, although this will be beneficial. A successful interview and assessment will be required before you are confirmed onto the course.
Prospective learners whose first language is not English must demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English to register on to the CIPD qualification. To demonstrate this, a list of acceptable assessments that indicate this level are detailed below. Please note that all assessments must have been taken within the last two years.
You will need to register for CIPD membership as a student member at the beginning of the course and remain in membership throughout the course. CIPD Membership fees are paid directly to the CIPD and are not included within the course fees, for more information please visit http://www.cipd.co.uk/membership/grades/student">www.cipd.co.uk/membership/grades/student
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If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.