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Business and Management

Level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Part Time

Course Overview

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (better known as the CIPD) Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is an ideal starting point for those people seeking a career in Human Resource Management in any of its areas.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills to build expertise at a basic level in any organisation.

By studying with Basingstoke College, learners will build their confidence and knowledge which will enable them to significantly contribute to their organisation's work and customer services. 

This qualification is suited to those learners who: 

  • are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice
  • are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation
  • wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional.

Course Content

To be awarded the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, learners are required to successfully complete all four units shown below. All will be taught in one year of study with BCoT.

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

Entry Requirement

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16+ who want to learn about people practice. BCoT is currently planning to deliver this course from September 2022 to June 2023 at the Basingstoke Campus – in addition to some online and interactive learning sessions. To enable the College to assess your suitability for this course please send your latest cv to jude.haine@bcot.ac.uk 

In addition please add a paragraph of 100 words or so that describe why you wish to study the qualification with us.

Once we have that information, we’ll discuss it with you, and we can jointly decide the next steps forward.

Language Entry requirements

Prospective candidates whose first language is not English must demonstrate a high standard of both spoken and written English to register onto a CIPD awarded or approved qualification.


Assessment is the process of evaluating an individual’s attainment of knowledge, understanding and skills. This qualification is not graded so learners will receive either a Pass or Fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a Pass.

To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each core unit. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credit can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit.

Where does this course lead to

Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.

How to Enrol

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Course Outline

Course Code: JEBC048
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Day & Time: Thu 5pm to 8pm
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