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People Practice - Level 3 Foundation Certificate CIPD (Blended Learning)

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 175418

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is one of a range of courses offered by the CIPD. It is a Foundation-level, professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. Each unit has clear link to the Map which was launched in 2018, having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.
  • This course runs over 26 weeks and is blended learning course with both weekly course delivered face to face and online learning.

What to expect from the course

This qualification introduces the learner to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. It 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.

To be awarded the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, learners are required to successfully complete all four mandatory core units, which are:
-Business, culture and change in context
-Principles of analytics
-Core behaviours for people professionals
-Essentials of people practice

There are no exams on this course, all assessments are written with some practical activities also.


IPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

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Academy Bakery

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements - a good level on literacy and numeracy will be required


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Fee for24/25 is 864.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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