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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice - Level 3

CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice - Level 3



As one of the CIPD Approved Centres, West Notts successfully deliver the current Level 3 qualification.  Based on the new Profession Map, the qualifications focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work.  The new qualifications set the standard for people professionals.

Course starting 12 September 2022.

Why choose West Notts College? 

Some of the benefits offered here include:

  • An excellent range of facilities on site including a Learning Resource Centre, well equipped classrooms, Café, restaurant and parking
  • Online platforms and resources for students i.e. Moodle and Microsoft Teams, Learning Resource Centre
  • Large support network for students
  • Very accessible; main bus routes drop off outside the college
  • Links with University Centre for further progression
  • CIPD taught by experienced HR professionals with a good level of skills and knowledge who bring real life experience to the classroom
  • Opportunities to network on the course with other CIPD students

Qualifications we offer at West Notts:

This is a foundation level professional qualification and provides a strong basis to give people professional’s confidence in their capabilities and behaviours.  It will teach the fundamental skills and knowledge required to follow a HR or Learning and Development career. 

Who is the qualification suitable for?

The qualification is designed for learners aged 16+ who want to learn about people practice.  It is suitable for individuals who are considering a career in HR or working in a support role in People Practice and wanting to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to be more effective in their role. 

Start dates and fees

The course fee is £1395.

On top of the course fees, you will be required to join The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A joining fee and membership fee will be payable.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual FeeActions
18:00 - 21:00

What will I study?

Course modules:

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

Entry requirements

English and maths level 2

Completion of an initial face to face or telephone interview to ascertain whether the course is suitable and right for you.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

36 weeks

How will I be assessed?

The course is mainly face to face, with a variety of teaching and assessment methods.  There are no exams. 

There is a requirement for some independent study and this is supported by a range of resources from our Learning Resource Centre and other platforms such as Moodle and Microsoft Teams.

What does the course lead to?

Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management.

What can I progress onto?

Once you have completed the foundation qualification you can progress further to the Associate level qualifications.  We currently offer the Diploma in People Management at the Associate level. 



How do I apply?

Apply on line by clicking on the button ‘apply here’.  Once we have received your application we will keep it on our database and be in touch to invite you to our open event and an interview later in the year.  These will take place sometime between May and July 2022.

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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