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Human Resources

CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

Course details

Start Date

24 October 2024

CPD Points





Start date 24 October 2024 – 24 sessions over 10 months


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

The Foundation Certificate in People Practice is aimed at those looking to move into HR, embarking on a career in HR or those working in HR and looking for a professional qualification to reflect their experience. The programme offers an overview of the essentials of people practice and provides a basis for starting or continuing to build your career. The course is offered as a blend of online and face-to-face delivery and is designed to give you the autonomy to complete your qualifications around your life and commitments. All course content is linked to the world of work and ensures that you are given practical and theoretical knowledge to make the most of your qualification.

Course Content

Successful completion of the qualification requires you to attend workshops and carry out assessment across 4 CIPD units as below:

Essentials of People Practice

  • Understand the employee lifecycle and different roles within it.
  • Be able to contribute to the effective selection and appointment of individuals.
  • Know how legislation and organisational practices affect employment relationships.
  • Know the importance of performance management in motivating and retaining individuals.
  • Know the importance of reward in attracting, motivating and retaining individuals.
  • Understand how to support others to develop the skills and knowledge required to meet both individual and organisational objectives.

Dates: 24 & 25 October (10:00-17:00 at GTA), 30 October (09:00-12:00 on Teams), 8 November (12:30-13:30 on Teams), 21 & 22 November (10:00-17:00 at GTA), 27 November (09:00-12:00 on Teams), 5 December (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 8 January (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 23 & 24 January (10:00-17:00 at the GTA)

Business Culture and Change in Context

  • Understand the business environment in which the people profession operates, including the key issues that affect it.
  • Understand how people's behaviour in the workplace affects and shapes culture.
  • Understand the importance of effective management of change.

Dates: 20 February (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 5 March (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 20 & 21 March (10:00-17:00 at GTA), 4 April (1 hour one-to-one on Teams)

Principles of Analytics

  • Understand how evidence-based practice informs organisational measures and outcomes.
  • Know how creating value benefits employees, customers and wider stakeholders.

Dates: 1 May (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 21 & 22 May (10:00-17:00 at GTA), 6 June (09:00-11:00 on Teams)

Core Behaviours for People Professionals

  • Understand insightful approaches to supporting and maintaining ethics and professional practice.
  • Be able to promote respect and inclusive working underpinned by professional courage and a passion for learning.

Dates: 17 June (10:00-17:00 on Teams), 26 & 27 June (10:00-17:00 at GTA), 10 July (09:00-11:00 on Teams)

Course Benefits

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is designed for those starting their career in or moving into people practice. This course gives a factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge of elements of people practice. It also offers you an understanding of the nature of the people profession.


Module assessments are set by both the CIPD and Compass and are subject to change from time to time. The assessments cover all the learning outcomes in the qualification. The design of the assessments includes, but is not limited to, a combination of:

  • Case studies;
  • Professional Development Plans;
  • Presentations;
  • Short answer questions;
  • Group projects.


Pre-Course Interview (1 hour)

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutors

  • Jacqui Richards

    Jacqui is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of CMI. She has 30 years’ HR experience across several industry sectors. Jacqui also worked for the Government of Jersey as Director of Jersey Business School, Highlands College. She has previously held positions on the Jersey CIPD Branch, the HR sub-committee of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and worked directly for CIPD as a national CIPD membership upgrade assessor.

  • Jada Heynes

    Jada is an Associate Member of CIPD and a Member of CMI. She has over 10 years’ experience of HR service delivery to Compass clients across several industry sectors, including Finance, Retail, Hospitality, Care and Construction. Jada is the lead tutor on several programmes delivered for the Government of Jersey, both online and in person. She has previously held a number of management positions, including high performing sales teams.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.