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A career in human resources has the potential to take you places, and our fully online CIPD Human Resource Practice (Foundation Level 3) course is a great way to develop your skills and career prospects. It's accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the largest human resources and development professional body in Europe.
The CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice will teach you the latest in HR management principles and equip you with the skills and strategies involved in successful personnel management and development. It'll prepare you for a support-level role in any HR department.
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You'll learn the fundamentals of HR Practice and build a firm foundation on which to base a successful career in human resources. You'll look at the role of human resources in business and learn to assess skills and knowledge and create skill sets that strengthen the workforce.
You'll also look at data analysis and learn techniques for personnel development and motivation, such as performance-related reward programmes. You'll examine the legal aspects of personnel management will be examined, and learn effective strategies for successful change management.
Once you've completed the course, you'll automatically become an Associate Member of the CIPD.
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Suitability - Who should attend?
You don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation Level HR course. However, you must be proficient in English and have access to email and the Internet.
This qualification is perfect for you if you're new to HR or if you're currently working in an HR support role (such as HR Admin or HR Officer).
CIPD Foundation qualifications are ideal if you:
- Want to gain the essential knowledge and skills required to move into HR
- Are working in an HR support role but don't have a formal HR qualification
- Are a current line manager with responsibility for people management and development
- Are looking to become a professional member of the CIPD (Associate Assoc CIPD)
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Once you've completed the Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice, you'll be equipped with the skills to excel in a variety of HR support roles. If you're already working in HR, you'll have a qualification that formalises your knowledge, builds on your experience and demonstrates your commitment to advancing your career.
Jobs you could hold include:
- HR Assistant
- HR Coordinator
- HR Administrator
Training Course Content
Structure of the Course
To achieve the CIPD Certificate in HR Practice, you need a total of 28 credits. You'll gain these by studying the four core units, then two out of the three optional units.
- Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources - 4 credits
- Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information - 2 credits
- Resourcing Talent - 6 credits
- Developing Yourself as an Effective HR/L&D Practitioner - 4 credits
- Delivering Learning and Development Activities - 6 credits
- Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management - 6 credits
- Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations - 6 credits
You can either pay for your course in full or opt for an interest-free payment plan. You'll pay a small deposit and the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can extend the terms or pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
Please note that CIPD's annual Student membership fees are additional to your course fee.
Once you've completed this Foundation Certificate, you could expand your knowledge by studying the full CIPD Level 3 Diploma.
It covers all the units that are on the Certificate plus several extra, so you'll gain more comprehensive knowledge of HR. You'll pay only the difference between the cost of the courses, and study only the units that the Certificate didn't cover.
You could also progress to the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate or the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
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