• Course Information

    Runshaw College is an approved Study Centre, offering CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they've been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, the CIPD is the career partner of choice for more than 150,000 members around the world. They are the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals.

    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      TBC* Funding may be available, depending on your circumstances.
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      TBC* session
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  • Overview

    Course information above: * To be confirmed in advance of the course starting.

    The Foundation Certificate in People Practice consists of four core units set by our CIPD team:

    Core units:

    • Business, culture and change in context

    • Principles of analytics

    • Core behaviours for people professions

    • Essentials of people practice

    A total of 240 learning hours is required to successfully complete the course, of which 120 hours should be independent learning. It will take 10 months to complete the qualification.

    *Price: £1,450.00, exc CIPD Membership Fee. Student membership is now £123 plus a £40 joining fee (£163 in total).

    Times: Thursdays, 9.00am-12.30pm, or 1.00pm-4,30pm or 5.30pm-8.30pm, across 35 weeks (5 weeks onsite and 30 weeks online)

  • Equipment Required

    You will need access to a laptop or PC with video and microphone. Classes will be delivered mainly over MS Teams.

  • Entry Requirements

    All applicants should have 2 years work experience and 5 GCSEs or equivalent including minimum Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

    If you do not meet these requirements, then you should send in a CV to adulteducation@runshaw.ac.uk and this will be reviewed by our Course Leader.

    Learners will also need to become a member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and will need to pay the annual CIPD membership fee, currently £149 (price correct February 2023). Please note that if you are joining or re-joining CIPD membership there is an administrative charge of £40 in addition to the membership fee.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate by the CIPD will be eligible for Foundation Member status.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.