CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Become industry-ready by understanding essential people management skills and human resources insights in this CIPD qualification.

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Take your first steps in the exciting and rewarding world of people management

The workplace and professional landscape has changed dramatically in the last several years. From rapid technological advancements to evolving employee expectations, organisations face unprecedented challenges and opportunities to ensure their people stay happy. 

Today, the demand for eager and adept people experts is at an all-time high as organisations across industries recognise the critical importance of cultivating a skilled and motivated workforce. 

With this online microcredential from e-Careers, you can equip yourself with the fundamental skills needed to build your career in human resources and make meaningful contributions to your organisation’s employee relations.

Master HR skills with an eLearning microcredential

This CIPD Level 3 training will offer you the fundamental frameworks behind human resource management. In gaining these skill sets, you’ll have a solid foundation to support you throughout the beginning stages of your career, from application and interview to the first day on the job.

First, you’ll learn the principles of people management. You’ll gain practical skills in recruitment, talent management, and employee relations, all of which can be applied in real-world situations and workplaces.

Understand what skills and qualities make for a successful people person  

A professional in talent and employee relations will require a high level of interpersonal skills and ethics. In the second unit of this microcredential, you’ll discover what these skills are and how they align with your values.

By learning these essentials, you’ll be able to foster a collaborative and inclusive workplace at your company, and confidently showcase these skills to hiring managers.

Drive organisational success by understanding the broader business landscape and applying data analytics 

On units three and four, you’ll sharpen your strategic edge by considering the interconnectedness of business, culture and change when creating and seamlessly integrating HR strategies. 

You’ll also learn how to use data analytics to make informed business decisions about workforce planning, performance management, and stakeholder communication.

Become CIPD qualified with e-Careers

The widely-recognised Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has been championing better workplaces and work lives for over 100 years. It is a highly-regarded professional body for human resources and people development.

By joining this microcredential, you’ll become a part of a global community of like-minded professionals who apply CIPD excellence to drive positive change in workplaces.

You’ll also have access to e-Career’s expert CIPD tutors who provide hands-on support for you throughout your training.

How will the skills I learn advance my career?

The skills you learn on this microcredential can be directly applied to real-world challenges and projects in human resources, learning and development (L&D), and related fields.

Additionally, by earning the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, you’ll widen your career prospects, opening doors to entry-level opportunities, such as: 

  • L&D and HR assistant

  • HR administrator

  • Organisational development officer

  • Learning administrator

  • People and culture assistant

  • Recruitment coordinator

  • Employee engagement coordinator

How will I be assessed?

On this microcredential, you’ll be assessed through four written assignments that correspond to each course unit.

What will I receive after completing this microcredential?

Upon completion of this microcredential, you’ll receive your CIPD certification, a Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 3 in England and Northern Ireland.

You’ll also be eligible for CIPD membership, the globally recognised professional body for HR professionals.

What skills will you learn?

  • Human resources
  • People management
  • Employee relations
  • Recruitment
  • Communication

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no formal entry requirements to join this microcredential, as the course is suitable for learners just starting in their careers and those with some experience already under their belt.

As this course is taught entirely in English, you must have a solid understanding of the English language to complete it successfully.

External technical tools and additional software are not needed to complete this microcredential.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone wanting to gain skills to help them grow their career in people management and adjacent fields. It may be particularly useful for individuals working in administrative positions or more junior HR roles.

What you will receive

e-Careers’ industry-leading training platform offers a seamless eLearning experience designed to provide one of the best learning experiences for CIPD training. This flexible microcredential offers you:

  • Unlimited tutor support

  • Live lessons and sessions

  • Kogan Page resource library

  • Assessment checklist

  • Innovative training platform

  • Community support

World-class learning with e-Careers

At e-Careers, we are committed to transforming the training industry through innovative solutions that fuel professional growth and boost the economy. We are proud to offer engaging, effective, accessible, and affordable programs that address the widening skill gap in our rapidly changing world.

    This microcredential is endorsed by CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

    The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The registered charity offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

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