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Professional Business Services

The professional business services department provides courses for those wishing to retrain or develop their career in the professions of accounting, HR, law, management and IT.

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Course Overview

The level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practices is an ideal qualification to improve your career prospects and boost your earning potential. It is an interesting course that relates legal frameworks and HR theory to real life issues and current trends in HR. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and on successful completion of CIPD Foundation Certificate qualification, you will gain Associate professional membership.

In undertaking this course you will gain the skills, knowledge and tools to support your organisation and progress your career. It will help you to build your confidence and credibility to handle the people management and development issues.

The course is taught by a very experienced tutor, with 27 years in the Human Resources sector. You will study a variety of HR topics including the legal aspects of HR management, analysing and using HR information, resourcing talent and techniques for personnel development and motivation.

There are no exams on this course. Assessment is by reports, group work, presentations and assignments.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is by interview. You don't need any specific experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation level HR course.

It's perfect for those who are new to HR, currently working in an HR support role (such as HR Admin or HR Assistant) or those looking to retrain in a new profession.

CIPD student membership will be required (paid for separately by the learner), which will total GBP138 + a qualification fee.

After Your Course

Whilst studying this course you will be in a position to apply for Human Resources jobs. Examples include HR Assistant, HR Co-ordinator and HR administrator.

On completion of the course you are eligible to apply for associate level membership with the CIPD, and you may wish to progress onto intermediate (level 5) and advanced level (level 7) CIPD qualifications.



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/21
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with the intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low-income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course


The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.

Level 3-6 Courses for Adults

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.

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