CIPD HR Courses

L3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Ideal for anyone looking to start a career in either HR or Learning and Development.  When you work towards the Level 3 qualification, you’ll learn the essential skills to be eligible for an entry-level position like an HR Assistant or Administrator.

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L5 CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is focused specifically on HR and you’ll cover topics like diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and global people management.  It’s the ideal preparation for progressing into people management.

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L7 CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma extends the knowledge and skills gained from the Level 5 Associate Diploma.  It is aimed at expanding the strategic and decision-making autonomy of people professionals working in senior HR roles.

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Avado Learning is the best place to learn about HR. We’re proud to have worked closely with the CIPD for over 10 years. Our learning is flexible and engaging, guided by a dedicated subject specialist tutor and done in groups to help keep you motivated as you progress. Whatever level of People training you’re after, there’s a course for you here.

Which online HR courses can you study?

You want a course that’s the right fit for you. That’s why you can choose to study either the CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualifications.

For beginners

CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

A Certificate is the perfect foot in the door for an HR or L&D career. You’ll learn the essential basic skills you’ll to be eligible for an entry-level position like an HR Assistant or Administrator.

Topic includes:

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

For experienced learners

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

If you’ve finished your Certificate or have more experience working in HR, this Diploma is for you. Study more advanced subjects perfect for roles with more responsibility, like HR Analyst or Advisor.

Topics include:

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional behaviours and valuing people
  • Employment relationship management
  • Talent management and workforce planning
  • Reward for performance and contribution

What is HR?

The “human resources” (HR) department manages the workforce of an organisation. Their responsibilities vary depending on the company, but often include:

  • Keeping employee records
  • Administering employee benefits
  • Recruitment Addressing employee complaints and disputes

Essentially, their job is to make sure the company and everyone in it are working at their best.

Why study HR online?

Studying online lets you fit studying around your schedule without having to commit to regular visits to a classroom. Whether you’re working full-time or have family commitments, you won’t need to worry about finding time to learn.

Our award-winning campus breaks down your course into manageable weekly plans. Each activity has a time estimate, so you know how much work you’ll be able to fit into each study session.

Want to learn on the go? No problem. Our campus is designed to work on mobile and tablet, as well as desktop. So wherever you are, you’re always in the right place to study.

Who are the CIPD?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development, with a worldwide community of around 140,000 members.

You can be confident you’re getting the best HR qualification available: CIPD courses are internationally respected by employers and are designed by industry-leading experts to include all the latest thinking and ideas.

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CIPD Level 3, 5 & 7 Tutors

Natalie Nichol
I bring over 20 years’ experience in the People profession, across industry and more recently in a self-employed capacity predominantly working with SME’s.
As a qualified and experienced coach, I am to create a relaxed, challenging and thought-provoking learning environment, and with a career spanning management, HR, L&D, business partnering and coaching, I’m committed to supporting others in their HR career learning experience.
Mark Beacham
I have been at Avado since November 2022, delivering the L3 and L5 CIPD Apprenticeship qualifications before moving to the Professional Qualifications team.
My previous roles have been an exciting mix of Operations Management, L&D Delivery, People Practice and Compliance in both retail and remote environments, however, I feel I have returned home in my current role due to my love of Tutoring and Coaching.
Anna Pang
I am a CIPD tutor. I have been working at Avado teaching on the foundation course for 10 years. I pride myself on being a friendly, approachable, and helpful tutor
I have an extensive academic background. I hold a BA Hons Degree in Business Studies specialising in Human Resource Management. I possess a full teaching qualification, entitled "Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector" (formally known as a PGCE in Further Education). I also recently completed, and fully passed, a Level 5 CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership. Before working at Avado, I was a college lecturer.