• Perfect for: HR and L&D beginners starting their career 
  • Typical job titles: HR Assistant , HR Administrator, Organisational Development Officer, Learning Administrator
  • CIPD Membership attained: Foundation Membership (Foundation CIPD)

What you need to know about the Foundation Certificate

How
to enrol

Find out about the qualification enrolment process and how CIPD Student Membership can support your studies 

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qualification needs

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CIPD qualifications are delivered by approved study centres across the world, and all lead to CIPD membership. Use the official CIPD Centre Finder tool to shortlist approved study centres.

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Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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Additional information

CIPD Qualification costs and funding

Overview of the costs associated with studying a CIPD qualification. Find out what help is available towards funding your studies.

CIPD qualifications – study centres, moderation process and policies

Explore the roles of the CIPD and your study centre during your CIPD qualification.

CIPD qualifications regulatory information

Access regulatory information about each of our qualifications, as well as guided learning hours (GLH), total qualification time (TQT) or total notional hours, and credit values.

Qualification policies

CIPD policies relating to qualifications.