Foundation Certificate in People Practice L3

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to deliver tasks that benefit your organisation at an operational level. An ideal starting point if you are new to the people profession, or are working in a support role.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

This qualification is perfect for you if you’re ready to make your mark on the profession. It won’t just help you get started—it’ll give you a head start, too. This is ideal for anyone embarking on a career in the people practice, or for those already in a support role and looking to take the next step on the ladder.

This is the firmest foundation for your career in the people profession, incorporating both Human Resources and Learning and Development.

You’ll develop your skills by facing real-life challenges.

You’ll learn to act confidently, perform effectively, drive change in your organisation, and progress in your career.

Typical job titles:

  • HR Assistant
  • HR Administrator
  • Organisational Development Officer
  • Learning Administrator


The course is set into four units. Each contains teaching as well as self-directed study. Teaching will include lectures as well as, for example, case studies, group work, debates, and presentations.

Core units:

  • business, culture and change in context
  • principles of analytics
  • core behaviours for people professionals
  • essentials of people practice

Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice qualification will enable learners to gain CIPD Foundation membership and the designation Foundation CIPD.

Through studying face-to-face you will gain the opportunity to share ideas and discuss best practice across sectors and organisational cultures with other learners.

Assessments are internally verified and then externally moderated by the CIPD.

On successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in People Practice, candidates will be eligible for Foundation Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and can use the designation ‘Foundation CIPD’.

Successful completion of an Associate Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, will result in Associate Membership of the CIPD, and the use of the designation Assoc. CIPD.

In addition, Associate Members who hold an Advanced Diploma may be eligible to upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, depending on their experience.

Access is open to those that are new to HR, or have a small amount of experience and a good basic education.

Upon successful completion of each level, learners can progress to the next level.

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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