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About CIPD Foundation Level qualifications

Why study CIPD Foundation Level qualifications?

Our Foundation level qualifications provide an excellent introduction to HR and L&D. As well as providing a recognised professional qualification, they help you to acquire a wide range of relevant, practical skills that you can apply in the workplace. By successfully completing CIPD’s Foundation Certificate or Diploma qualifications you’ll become an Associate and professional member of the CIPD (Assoc CIPD).

There are three kinds of CIPD Foundation Level qualifications:

  • CIPD Foundation level Awards
  • CIPD Foundation level Certificates
  • CIPD Foundation level Diplomas

Study Options
 

To meet your personal and professional needs, you can study CIPD qualifications:

  • Full- or part-time
  • In a block format
  • Blended (ideal if you can't get to a CIPD centre).
  • Mixed mode study (for more experienced professionals).
  • Digital
 

Subject Options
 

CIPD qualifications offer flexibility to studying HR or L&D pathways or a combination of both:

Human Resources pathway

Units are available at all three levels on these key areas: Resourcing Talent, Employee Relations, Employee Reward, and Performance Management. We also offer more specialist HR options.

Learning and Development pathway

Units cover a wide range, from Undertaking a Learning Needs Analysis to Preparing and Designing, Delivering and Evaluating L&D activities, through to Organisation Design and Organisation Development, and Coaching and Mentoring.

If you wish, you can mix units from the HR or L&D pathway, within our rules of combination.

 

CIPD Membership
 

Becoming a member of the CIPD brings many benefits. As well as raising your profile professionally, CIPD membership gives you exclusive member-only access to the latest HR and L&D resources, development tools and networking opportunities. Continuing your membership after successfully completing a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification means you'll move from Student to Associate and professional membership of the CIPD. Associate professional membership will help to raise your profile with employers, and you use can the designation Assoc CIPD after your name.

 
 

Find a centre to study

UK
 

Location

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
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CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


Europe
 

Location

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
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CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


World
 

Location

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
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CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


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