Get ahead in HR with the CIPD Level 3 Diploma

Whether you’re new to the HR field or have limited experience, this online CIPD HR level 3 diploma will give you a strong foundation in HR designed to support your career development. 

What is the the CIPD Level 3 Diploma qualification?

Whether you’re starting out in your HR career or already working within a support level role, the CIPD Level 3 in HR qualification will provide you with a solid foundation of all areas of HR and look at how you can support L&D practices within your organisation too.  

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those new to HR or currently working in a HR support role 

What qualification will I get?

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma in HR Practice


Online Learning

How long will it take?

Typically 12 months

Why should I choose Avado?

When you study with us you get more than just a qualification. We’ll support you every step of the way to make sure you develop real skills with real impact on your career.  

Here are some the reasons we’re the best for CIPD 

CIPD Enterprises’ only official online learning partner

With CIPD’s expertise in HR and L&D we’re equipped to help you achieve your qualification

Award-winning learning

A course should be more than a textbook – learn from videos, infographics, interactive quizzes, and more all developed with experts straight from CIPD. 

Great teaching. Guaranteed. 

We believe who you learn with makes all the difference; that’s why we hand-pick the best tutors who are available to support you whenever you need them.

Study anytime, anywhere 

Fit studying into your busy day with bite-sized activities built for mobile. And structured milestones to help you learn at your own pace while remaining on track.

What is included?

No one likes having to pay a surprise bill. That’s why we include everything we can in cost of your course: 

  • 24-hour access to your online campus 
  • Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates 
  • Dedicated tutor and community team to support you throughout the course 

The only additional cost is your CIPD membership, which you pay directly to the CIPD. 

What will I need to start?

This is a course for beginners, so you don’t need any formal qualifications to get started. 

You’ll need: 

  • An interest in progressing in the HR field and experience working in an HR role is beneficial. 
  • A qualification to at least Level 2 (for example GCSE or international equivalent) is essential 
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement 
  • A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language) 
  • Basic computer skills and access to a phone/tablet/laptop with internet

What career options does the CIPD Level 3 Diploma open up? 

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on Human Resources roles with more responsibility. 

You’ll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD

Once you have your Level 3 qualification you can progress further with the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management, the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in HR Management, or the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate qualifications in L&D

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, April 2017

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 140,000+ membersCIPD qualifications are international recognised and will help you build your career and enhance your professionalism.  

CIPD Enterprises have exclusively partnered with Avado, to offer a range of HR courses online.  

What will I learn?

Here are the 8 units you’ll cover, and what you’ll be able to do by the end of each one:

Unit 1: Understanding organisations and the role of HR

Review the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment. With a look at the structure, culture and functions of the organisation followed by how HR/L&D activities be supportive pillars.

Unit 2: Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner.

Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR or L&D practitioner. How to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users’ needs. And finally planning for personal development.

Unit 3: Resourcing talent

Review the factors that affect an organisation’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy. Identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods. And understanding the importance of effective induction.

Unit 4: Recording, analysing and using Human Resources information

Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices. And know how HR data should be recorded and stored. Finally analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making.

Unit 5: Supporting good practice in performance and reward management

Understand the link between organisational success, performance management and motivation. Explain the relationship between performance management and reward. How to contribute to effective performance and reward management in the workplace. Finally conduct and reflect upon a performance review.

Unit 6: Supporting good practice in Managing Employment Relations

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

Unit 7: Delivering Learning and Development Activities

Learn how to prepare a learning and development activity for delivery. Understand how to create a positive learning environment. Develop a range of techniques, method and resources to deliver an inclusive learning & development activity for a group of learners, which meets identified objectives.

Unit 8: Supporting Change within Organisations

Understand why organisations need to change and how change affects organisations. Learn key factors involved in the change process and different approaches to managing change. Review the impact of change on employees and the role of HR.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will take around 4-6 weeks to complete. At the end of each unit you will need to submit an assessment online which will be marked by your tutor. Each assessment will be tailored to the content of the unit.

Flexible learning deserves flexible payments.

You have plenty of options when it comes to paying for your course. You can pay in full or spread the cost into 2 or 3 installments.

Your company can fund your course

Your boss is going to benefit just as much as you are from your training. Plus, since you’re studying online, you won’t have to take any expensive days off work. Give us a call and we’ll help you put together a business case.

*Click here for representative examples and full terms and conditions.

“AVADO is the perfect place for an individual who wishes to pursue CIPD. The Virtual Learning Campus (VLC) is user friendly and can be navigated by anyone. The tutor support and student success team were also both excellent.”

Kevin Rodrigues, HR Level 5 Diploma

“The support I received from AVADO and my peers on the course was incredible.
My tutor, was also really helpful throughout. From start-to-finish he was always there to get me through – something that came as a wonderful and welcome surprise for an online course!”

Regaynor Johal, HR Level 5 Certificate

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