Get noticed by employers: 92% of our students are working in HR within 2 years ‡
Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement ‡
Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years ‡
Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation Level 3 HR Certificate.
It’s ideal if you’re just beginning your HR career and would like to study a shorter course than the full CIPD Level 3 Diploma.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.
Your course and assignments are fully online.
You'll study all 4 core units, then your choice of 2 optional units.
Please note that where this course discusses legislation and policy, this will focus largely on UK law.
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.
‘ICS Learn is extremely flexible. I don’t have to dedicate specific days or times to studying and can easily fit it around working full-time. My experience has been outstanding.’
- Georgia Rogan
‘I got a job as Senior HR Officer, which increased my salary by 50%. I would thoroughly recommend ICS Learn to anyone who wants CIPD to work around them and their lifestyle.’
- Charles Goff-Deakins
‘The support from the tutors has been invaluable. I struggled for 2 years trying to kickstart my HR career, but after choosing ICS Learn, I had a number of recruiters contacting me for HR roles! I have not had a single regret since joining ICS Learn.’
- Anika Parmar
*Pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.
†ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) against its competitors amongst learners. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.
‡Data from a survey of 79 CIPD graduates from 08/15 & 08/17.