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The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice is designed to provide a strong foundation to build on and an introduction to the essential knowledge and capabilities needed by today’s HR professionals.

To gain your CIPD Level 3 Qualification you must complete the following six units:

 

1. Understanding organisations and the role of HR
On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment.
  • Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation.
  • Understand how HR/L&D activities support an organisation.

2. Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR or L&D practitioner.
  • Know how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users’ needs.
  • Be able to reflect on own practice and development needs and maintain a plan for personal development.

3. Resourcing talent

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Be able to explain the factors that affect an organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy.
  • Be able to identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods.
  • Be able to contribute to the recruitment and selection interviewing process for a job role.
  • Understand the importance of effective induction.

4. Recording, analysing and using Human Resources information

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices.
  • Know how HR data should be recorded and stored.
  • Be able to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making.

5. Supporting good practice in performance and reward management

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Be able to explain the link between organisational success, performance management and motivation.
  • Be able to explain the relationship between performance management and reward.
  • Be able to contribute to effective performance and reward management in the workplace.
  • Be able to conduct and reflect upon a performance review.

6. Supporting good practice in Managing Employment Relations

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship.
  • Understand the main individual rights that the employee has during the employment relationship.
  • Understand the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship.

This qualification is delivered and assessed fully online; for each of the six units you will need to submit an assessment online. The programme typically takes 9 months to complete.

 

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