CIPD Foundation Certificate in People practice
This qualification introduces the learner to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. It is suited to those learners who:
- are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice
- are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation
- wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional.
What areas will I study?
You will study studying four core units.
Business Culture and change in context: This unit considers the impact of external influences and how the digital and commercial environment shapes businesses and the culture within which they operate. It considers the importance of people’s behaviour on organisational culture and its ability to manage change effectively.
Core behaviours for people professionals: This unit introduces the core behaviours for people professionals, focusing on ethical practice to create value. It considers how certain ways of thinking and acting should be universally consistent, even in new and challenging situations, to promote a sense of well-being and inclusivity in the organisation.
Principles of analytics: This unit looks at how people professionals make both straightforward and complex choices as they carry out their roles. It focuses on how utilising a diverse range of analytics and evidence is essential to the rationalisation and enhancement of working practices and situational decision-making to create value.
- Essentials of People Practice: This unit introduces the fundamentals of people practice, ranging from the employee lifecycle to policies, regulation and law. It further explores a diverse array of specialist subjects such as recruitment, talent management, reward and learning and development, essential to a career in people practice. Importantly, this unit enables practitioners to apply their knowledge and skills, building their confidence and ability to practise progressively.