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CIPD Course - Foundation Certificate in People Practice Level 3

Awarded by
CIPD - Chartered Institute Of Personnel & Development
20 Weeks Duration
Tue & Thu: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM + 1 Sat Workshop
Start / End Dates
15/10/24 - 20/03/2025
Tuition & Membership
€1700 - 20% Discount Incl.
Deposit €150
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How does this CIPD Course benefit your career:

Expert led CIPD Courses at Dorset College Dublin -  Advance your HR career with our CIPD-accredited courses, designed to empower professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and industry insights.  Unlock your potential in HR with our CIPD People Practice Level 3 course, designed to provide comprehensive training and certification in essential HR best practices.  Elevate your HR career with CIPD qualifications, tailored to equip you with essential skills for success in the ever-evolving HR landscape.  This online CIPD Course is designed to offer an in-depth insight into all aspects of the human resource management process, providing a solid foundation for any individual wishing to pursue a career in HR management across a range of diverse industries.  CIPD qualifications set the international standard for people professionals.  This CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) People Practice Programme 20 weeks duration is a valuable investment in your professional development, leading to increased job opportunities, career advancement, CV-enhancing qualifications, and improved earning potential.. You will gain the confidence to drive your career forward and with the CIPD membership and you will be qualified to work as a people practice professional.

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Benefits of a CIPD qualification and membership:

  • A level of professionalism that is internationally recognised.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills you need to excel at what you do.
  • Strengthen your reputation at work and the connections with the people you work with.
  • Students membership give you access to extensive resources and to online communities.
  • Connecting you with a large network of other people professionals.

This Online CIPD Level 3 Course will enable you to make a valuable contribution to colleagues, customers and the organisation, where you can showcase your ability and have a real impact in the workplace at operational level.  If you have any questions please contact our professional courses advisor at [email protected].

Student Profile

This CIPD Course in Professional People Practice Level 3 is suitable for individuals new to the HR profession or those in support roles who want to gain a recognised Professional People Practice Qualification and CIPD Membership. Line managers who are involved in HR without a specialist function, or mature applicants with relevant life and work experience.  This Course will enhance your career prospects in human resources with essential HR training.

Business, Culture and Change in Context

This module considers the impact of external influence and how the digital and commercial environment shapes businesses and the culture within which they operate.

The module also considers how diversity and inclusion principles are built into organisational practices. How organisational assessments of people’s skills and capabilities and the strategic importance of workplace learning contributes to achieving competitiveness and high performance.

Planning and managing change within the workplace and the importance and role that people professionals play within change.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1 Understand the business environment in which people profession operates, including the key issues that affect it
LO 2 Understand how people’s behaviour in the workplace affects and shapes culture.
LO 3 Understand the importance of effective management of change.

Module unit code: 3CO01     Module credit value: ECTS: 5

Principles of Analytics

Having regard to the legal context for record and data management (including employment law requirements and GDPR elements); this module examines: 

The importance of using data, including why it is essential for timely, ethical and accurate analysis and evaluation of personal information. 

How the application of agreed procedures, policies and sources of evidence helps to make choices and informed decisions.

Learning Outcomes (LO)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1    Understand how evidence-based practice informs organisational measures and outcomes..
LO 2    Know how creating Value benefits employees, customers and wider stakeholders.

 Unit code: 3CO02     Module credit units ECTS: 4

Core Behaviours for People Professionals

This module introduces the core behaviours for people professionals, focusing on ethical practice to create value. It explains the range of stakeholders with whom people professionals work and examines:

  • How working as a people professional benefits other people in an organisation.
  • Ethical principles and professional values, feeding approaches to work.
  • Ways of demonstrating positive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Processes and habits of effective reflection.
  • Proactive approaches to developing, recording and reflecting on professional knowledge, skills and experience

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1 Understand insightful approaches to supporting and maintaining ethics and professional practice.
LO 2 Be able to promote respect and inclusive working underpinned by professional courage and a passion for learning.

 Module Unit code: 3CO03    Module credit value ECTS: 4

Essentials of People Practice

In this modules you will gain the skills around effective recruitment, selection and appointment of individuals through the assessment of employee lifecycles, including where you are placed within this and attracting talented individuals. Examining different selection methods and when it is appropriate to use them.

You will also learn how to participate effectively in a selection interview and the decision-making process for an identified role. The importance of work-life balance and the concept of wellbeing in the workplace and why it is important.

Understand the main points of discrimination legislation and what diversity and inclusion mean and why they are important.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand the employee lifecycle and different roles within it.
L.O 2. Be able to contribute to the effective selection and appointment of individuals.
L.O 3 Know how legislation and organisational practices affect employment relationships.
L.O 4. Know the importance of performance management in motivating and retaining individuals.
L.O 5. Know the importance of reward in attracting, motivating and retaining individuals.
L.O 6. Understand how to support others to develop the skills and knowledge required to meet both individual and organisational objectives..

Module unit code: 3CO04     Module credit units  ECTS 11

Assessment & Award

The assessments will evaluate the learner’s attainment of knowledge, understanding and skills through real-life scenarios which are employer-driven and what learners may encounter in their current or future careers.

  • You will complete assessments for each module that you study, enabling you to demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.
  • The assessments are submitted online and are marked by our IV/Moderator when all 4 units have been successfully completed. Following this, they are up-loaded onto the CIPD portal for Moderation.
  • Provisional results will be issued by Dorset College, however, the result that leads to the award of the CIPD Certificate will be confirmed and released after CIPD Moderation. The qualification is not graded and learners will receive a pass or fail.

The Award
Level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice Qualification. (Credit Value: 24 Credits).
The designation of CIPD Membership at Foundation Level - “Foundation CIPD” after your name.

This qualification is equivalent to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and Level 3 in the UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Live Online Classes

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How to Apply

The Application Steps:

  • Submit the online application form.
  • Upload your photo ID.
  • You will be requested to pay the minimum deposit of €150. 
  • Competence in spoken and written English is required.

Following that, a member of our team will contact you conduct a quick, online interview to ensure that you are suitable for this programme.

Our CIPD Course Advisor can be contacted at: [email protected].

Career & Progression Opportunities

The skills and expertise gained from this programme will enable you to work in roles such as:

  • HR Administrator or Assistant
  • Learning Administrator
  • Employee Relations Assistant
  • Recruitment Co-Ordinator
  • Assistant HR Analyst
  • Organisational Development Assistant
  • HR Shared Services
  • Talent Co-Ordinator

A career evening will be provided to answer any questions you may have and provide information on how you see your career progressing with CIPD Qualifications.

Those who successfully achieve the Professional CIPD Certificate in People Practice (Level 3) will have the opportunity to progress to the CIPD Professional Diploma in People Management (Level 5) or CIPD Professional Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development (Level 5).

Payment Plan

To secure a place on this course, a non-refundable deposit of €150 applies. The outstanding balance can be paid in full before the course starts, or split into 3 instalments if necessary.

Course Fee: €1550 + CIPD Membership: €150.  / Full Course Fee: €1700.
20% Discount Included In Fee: €1700

Payment Plan (20% discount fee)

Deposit: €150 Secures a place on the course
1st Instalment: €517 01/10/2024
2nd Instalment: €517 12/11/2024
3rd Instalment: €516 14/01/2025


Click here to access the provisional timetable for this programme.

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