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Human Resources Practice — Level 3 CIPD Foundation Diploma

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 163761

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • Level 3 CIPD Foundation Diploma.
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification and kick-start your career.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in HR and L&D.
  • We can help you prepare for Higher Education.
  • No formal entry requirements.
  • Access support from our dedicated teaching team.
  • Utilise the college's fantastic facilities and reach your full learning potential.

What to expect from the course

Level 3 Foundation qualifications are ideal if you wish to acquire a wide range of relevant practical skills in HR and learning and development.

Our Level 3 Foundation Diplomas give you a professionally recognised qualification and a professional level of CIPD membership, Associate (Assoc CIPD).

The course is suitable for those aspiring to work in HR and L&D as well as those seeking to enhance their existing knowledge and skills. It will provide business understanding and practical skills required for those working in HR and L&D roles. Whilst preparing you for entry to higher level awards such as the Intermediate level 5 qualification.

This qualification is accredited by the CIPD and covers the following modules: -

Module 1. Understanding organisations and the role of HR
Module 2. Recording, analysing and using HR information
Module 3. Resourcing Talent
Module 4. Developing yourself as an effective HR or L&D practitioner
Module 5. Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management
Module 6. Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employee Relations
Module 7. Delivering Learning and Development Activities
Module 8. Supporting Change within Organisations



CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resources Practice (HRP)

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

What the Course Leads To?

CIPD intermediate Level 5 in HRD and HRM
CIPD Postgraduate courses
Access to more general management qualifications (if appropriate)

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required. However, an appropriate level of knowledge and skills in numeracy and literacy together with some experience in HR, or a related field will be advantageous. Excellent motivational and organisational skills will be expected to succeed on the course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 1295.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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