If you are new to the people profession, or are working in a support role, the CIPD Foundation qualification is an ideal introduction. It will help you develop the knowledge and skills that are required at an operational level.

Foundation qualification options

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Foundation Certificate in People Practice

If you're starting your journey in the People Profession, a CIPD level 3 foundation certificate in People Practice is perfect for you. Find out more with CIPD today.

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CIPD Qualification costs and funding

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CIPD qualifications – study centres, moderation process and policies

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CIPD qualifications regulatory information

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