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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice (On-campus) - Level 3

CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice (On-campus) - Level 3


As one of the CIPD Approved Centres, West Notts College successfully deliver this Level 3 qualification. Based on the new Profession Map, this qualification focuses on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work. This new qualification sets the standard for people professionals.

There are two options to gaining this CIPD Foundation Certificate within the college to support your learning style, on-campus or blended learning (online and on-campus). Find out more about the blended learning option.

Why choose West Notts College? 

  • An excellent range of facilities on-site including a Learning Resource Centre, well equipped classrooms, Café, restaurant and free parking
  • Online platforms and resources such as Moodle, Microsoft Teams and the Learning Resource Centre
  • Large support network for students
  • Very accessible; main bus routes drop off outside the college
  • Links with NTU in Mansfield 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

Evening - Part-time Course - taught face-to-face in the evening, once a week.

The course fee can either be paid in full or in four instalments.

If you wish to pay in instalments, you will be required to pay 25% (£348.75) of the total fee on the day of enrolment and a Direct Debit mandate would then need to be completed to enable the college to collect a further three payments of £348.75 bi-monthly. The payments will be taken on the date you choose on the Direct Debit mandate form.

Please contact the college’s finance department for further details on 0808 100 3626.

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?

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

Entry requirements

  • Level 2 qualification in English language and maths 
  • 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

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

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?

1 year.

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. 


Career opportunities

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

Next steps

Attend an open event

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Call our general enquiries team

0808 100 3626
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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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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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

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