CIPD Human Resource Practice - Level 3 Foundation Certificate (Part-Time) 19+

L3 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Business

Attendance Part-Time


As a CIPD Approved Centre you will get a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional HRD practitioner.

The Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in all the areas of Human Resource Practice including its impact on business sustainability.

It will help you develop essential skills and give you the confidence to be more effective at work and add value to your HR or training function.

The Certificate in Human Resource Practice is Foundation-level qualification and is designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map and the new professional membership criteria and standards.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

  • Those who are new to HR.
  • Individuals who are interested in a career move into HR.
  • Those who are working in HR in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Line managers who are involved in HR and those who have responsibility for HR activities and decisions without a specialist function.
  • HR staff who do not have enough experience or qualifications to undertake the CIPD Intermediate Diploma or Advanced level programmes.

Qualification Gained

On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources Practice.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

All students study:

Core units (all 10 credits):

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR & L&D practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information

Optional units (18 credits):

Would be included as standalone or as Intergrated Report, covering:

  • Resourcing Talent
  • Supporting good practice in performance and reward management
  • Support Change within organisations
  • Undertaking a Learning Needs Analysis


Learning Methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group Work
  • Role Play
  • Self-directed Study
  • Private study (approximately 40 hours per month)
  • CIPD seminars /guest speakers on current HR issues and topics


Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous and is based on a range of methods, reports, essay, presentations, discussions, observation, skills activity, workplace evidence, witness statements, reflective log and a CPD record and plan.

Progression Opportunities

Completion of the CHRP provides the  Associate professional level of CIPD membership.

If you then have the relevant experience you can apply for a Professional membership assessment (assessing your workplace activities and behaviours).

If successful with the assessment you’ll be upgraded to new Associate and able to use the “Assoc CIPD” designation after your name.


Career Opportunities

Successful students can progress to a higher level programme in HR, CIPD Intermediate Certificate/Diploma in HRD (level 5), and CIPD Post-Graduate Advanced Certificate/ Diploma in HRD (Level 7), alongside one year “Top up Degrees” in Business, HRM

Entry Requirements

You need to be at least 19 years old and have a responsibility or access to HR or HRD (personnel or training) in your organisation. You should have GCSE English at Grade C.

If English is not your first language you will also need an English Language test score of 6 or above. All potential students are required to have an interview with the course leader prior to start.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.