Study the CIPD Level 3 Course online with StaySharp

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is designed to offer the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to confidently pursue a career in human resources, management or leadership.

Includes:

100% syllabus coverage

BPP learning resources

Live online sessions

BPP's Achievement Ladder

Expert tutor support

Course Overview

The CIPD Level 3 qualification will give you a solid foundation in people practice. If you’re already in an entry-level HR role, you’ll gain new skills that you can immediately put into practice at work. Plus, you learn exactly what it takes to progress to the next level of your career.

You’ll get unlimited access to the full CIPD Level 3 syllabus from day one. Plus, with BPP’s step-by-step Achievement Ladder, assignment guidance and comprehensive course content, you’ll have everything you need to excel at your assignments.

Course Structure

The CIPD Level 3 syllabus covers four core units – all of which you’ll need to complete to receive your certificate. 

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

  • Once you have started your course, our enrolment team will register you with CIPD on your behalf. To become a Student Member you will need to pay an annual Student Membership fee directly to CIPD – our team will be able to advise on the latest fees.

    Monthly subscribers: You will be registered with CIPD after your 14-day free trial has ended and you submit your first formative assessment.

    12-month prepaid access: You will be registered within two weeks of purchasing your product. You can find out more about becoming a CIPD Student Member here

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Ellen Sheehan
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Frequently asked questions.

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  • You don’t need any formal qualifications or prior experience to study the CIPD Level 3 course online but it’s recommended that you are 16+ and educated to GCSE level or equivalent.

  • No, your CIPD registration fees are a separate cost due directly to CIPD. Once you have started your course, our enrolment team will register you with CIPD on your behalf. To become a Student Member you will need to pay an annual Student Membership fee directly to CIPD – our team will be able to advise on the latest fees

    Monthly subscribers: You will be registered with CIPD after your 14-day free trial has ended and you submit your first formative assessment.

    12-month prepaid access: You will be registered within two weeks of purchasing your product. You can find out more about becoming a CIPD Student Member here

  • As the foundation level of the CIPD qualification, completing a CIPD Level 3 is equivalent to completing an A-level qualification. 

  • Studying the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice online allows you to study anytime, anywhere – and always at your own pace. 

  • The CIPD Level 3 course is the first qualification in the CIPD pathway and is ideal if you’re looking to pursue a career in HR or management and leadership.

  • Studying for the Level 3 CIPD qualification opens a range of employment opportunities and career pathways. The qualification also unlocks the opportunity to study the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management and CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

  • The CIPD HR Level 3 course gives you a foundation knowledge in people practice and helps to unlock opportunities in entry-level HR roles. If you’re seeking a role at management level, consider studying the full CIPD pathway to Level 7.

  • A CIPD qualification is an invaluable asset for anyone interested in a career in human resources. As a CIPD-accredited individual, employers are more likely to recognise your expertise and be confident that you have the qualifications needed to do the job correctly.

  • It takes an average of 7-9 months to complete the CIPD Level 3 course online, though this varies depending on the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies.

  • This qualification is great for those just starting out in a career in HR or L&D. If you’re working in an entry-level role such as an HR assistant, HR administrator, organisational development officer or learning administrator, the CIPD Level 3 is a great choice.

  • Once you have started your course, our enrollment team will register you with CIPD on your behalf. To become a Student Member you will need to pay an annual Student Membership fee directly to CIPD – our team will be able to advise on the latest fees.

    Monthly subscribers: You will be registered with CIPD after your 14-day free trial has ended and you submit your first formative assessment.

    12-month access subscribers: You will be registered within two weeks of purchasing your product.

    You can find out more about becoming a CIPD Student Member here 

  • Due to intellectual property laws, it’s not possible to download the majority of course materials. You’ll need an active internet connection to authenticate your account and access your learning content. However, some course videos are available to download and watch later.

  • The 14-day free trial is limited to one per course, per customer. If you want to re-subscribe to a course you have subscribed to previously, please purchase it as normal. You’ll be automatically moved to the paid subscription within three working days.

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