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Start / End Time
1:00pm - 4:00pm
34 Weeks
Westmorland Campus

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 Foundation Certificate in People Practice 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.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

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


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

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.