This is the firmest foundation for your career in the people profession, incorporating both HR and L&D. Develop your skills by facing real-life challenges.

Is this qualification right for me?

This qualification is perfect for you if you're ready to make your mark on the profession. It won't just help you get started - it'll give you a head start, too. This is ideal for anyone embarking on a career in the people practice, or for those already in a support role and looking to take the next step on the ladder.

What will I learn?

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

Foundation Certificate at a glance

Perfect for
HR and L&D beginners starting their career

Typical job titles
HR Assistant
HR Administrator
Organisational Development Officer
Learning Administrator

Membership attained
CIPD Foundation

Average completion time
8-12 months

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The tutors were an absolute dream and took all the stress I was feeling out of the work I had to do. They took their time to listen to me and to explain I never felt rushed and always felt that I could call them again should I need to.

Anne Hobbs

HR Assistant

Why study a CIPD qualification?

CIPD qualifications are recognised by employers as a global standard of excellence. Your qualification also gives you CIPD membership, connecting you to a deeply informed and influential network of people professionals worldwide - and a path to life-long learning.

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