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USE Global has worked with CIPD for almost 3 years with an excellent track record for innovation and in delivering qualifications for CIPD and our participants. We’re absolutely delighted to be a fully approved CIPD Training Centre for CIPD qualifications and look forward to helping thousands more HR professionals to achieve their professional aspirations through obtaining this prestigious qualification. Our innovative learning approach and commitment to excellence has helped thousands of people like you become CIPD qualified. You’ll quickly discover how passionate we are about the People Profession and development. This passion drives our absolute commitment to delivering to you a truly best in class experience that is designed using the latest thinking, technology and facilitation techniques.

CIPD Levels

CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice is a Foundation-level, professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018, having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours. Each unit within the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice has clear linkage to the Profession Map. This qualification is the gateway to entering this sought-after profession and gaining a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in People Practice


Choosing the right qualification

The Foundation Certificate in People Practice covers key areas in HR and is suited to individuals who want to kickstart their career in the People Profession.

Whether you choose an online or blended programme, USE Global create a dynamic, creative and innovative environment to ensure all learners get the most out of their experience and are fully supported throughout.


Online Learning

Study anytime, anywhere with our 100% online programmes. Learners will have 24/7 access to an innovative e-learning platform with interactive learning activities and resources as well as access to live webinars and the online USE Global Community.

Online programmes offer a truly flexible experience to help learners fit the qualification around their lifestyle whilst still receiving the same exceptional quality as a traditional workshop based qualification.


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 individuals 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.

It consists of 4 core units aligned to the core knowledge and behaviour standards of the Profession Map at Foundation level.


Core Units

Core Unit 1
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 Unit 2
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.


Core Unit 3
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 wellbeing and inclusivity in the organisation.


Core Unit 4
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 practice progressively.

CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018, having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours. Each unit within the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management has clear linkage to the Profession Map. The core units are directly aligned to the core knowledge and core behaviours of the Profession Map. This qualification extends and fosters a deeper level of understanding and application and naturally progresses learners’ expertise in People Practice.


Choosing the right qualification

The Associate Diploma in People Management is suited to individuals who want to extend their knowledge and skills to progress to a People Manager role.

Whether you choose an online or blended programme, USE Global create a dynamic, creative and innovative environment to ensure all learners get the most out of their experience and are fully supported throughout.


Online learning

Study anytime, anywhere with our 100% online programmes. Learners will have 24/7 access to an innovative e-learning platform with interactive learning activities and resources as well as access to live webinars and the online USE Global Community.

Online programmes offer a truly flexible experience to help learners fit the qualification around their lifestyle whilst still receiving the same exceptional quality as a traditional workshop based qualification.


Associate Diploma in People Management

This qualification extends and fosters a deeper level of understanding and application and naturally progresses learners’ expertise in People Practice.

It is suited to individuals who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management
  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • are working towards or working in a People Manager role.

It consists of 3 core units, 3 specialist units plus 1 optional unit.


Specialist Units

Specialist Unit 1
Employment relationship management

This unit examines the key approaches, practices and tools to manage and enhance the employee relationship to create better working lives and the significant impact this can have on organisational performance.


Specialist Unit 2
Talent management and workforce planning

This unit focuses on the impact of effective workforce planning in considering the development of diverse talent pools and how to contract and onboard the workforce. It also includes analysis of the potential cost to the organisation if this is poorly managed and the tools and interventions required to mitigate this risk.


Specialist Unit 3
Reward for performance and contribution

This unit focuses on how internal and external business factors influence reward strategies and policies, the financial drivers of the organisation and the impact of reward costs. It considers the importance of the role of people practice in supporting managers to make robust and professional reward judgements and the impact of rewarding performance.


Core Units

Core Unit 1
Organisational performance and culture in practice

This unit examines the connections between organisational structure and the wider world of work in a commercial context. It highlights the factors and trends, including the digital environment, that impact on business strategy and workforce planning; recognising the influence of culture, employee wellbeing and behaviour in delivering change and organisational performance.


Core Unit 2
Evidence based practice

This unit addresses the significance of capturing robust quantitative and qualitative evidence to inform meaningful insight to influence critical thinking. It focuses on analysing evidence through an ethical lens to improve decision-making and how measuring the impact of people practice is essential in creating value.


Core Unit 3
Professional behaviours and valuing people

This unit focuses on how applying core professional behaviours such as ethical practice, courage and inclusivity can build positive working relationships and supports employee voice and well-being. It considers how developing and mastering new professional behaviours and practice can impact performance.


Optional Units
Learners will select ONE out of a possible seven of the following:

Optional Unit 1
Specialist employment law

This unit considers key areas of employment legislation and its legal framework, focusing on how people professionals are obliged to take account of legal requirements in different jurisdictions when carrying out the varied aspects of their role.


Optional Unit 2
Advances in digital learning and development

This unit focuses on how digital technology can be used to enhance learning and development engagement. It looks at existing and emerging learning technologies, how the use of digital content and curation is designed to maximise interaction and the value of online learning communities.


Optional Unit 3
Learning and development essentials

This unit provides the essential aspects of learning and development practice for those working in a people management focussed role; recognising the connections within the organisation and how learning and development drives performance. It explores the stages of learning and development design, development and facilitation as well as alternative modes of learning to enhance learner engagement and support the business.


Optional Unit 4
People management in an international context

This unit is designed to give those practitioners working in People Management in an international context, the opportunity to focus on the complexities and considerations essential to this.


Optional Unit 5
Diversity and inclusion

This unit focuses on how adapting leadership styles to manage, monitor and report on equality and diversity is essential for inclusive practice and legislation. The importance of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce to drive a positive culture and celebrate diversity and inclusion increases organisational performance as well as meeting the needs of employees and customers more effectively.


Optional Unit 6
Leadership management development

This unit builds on the fundamentals of learning and development, taking a closer look at the essential area of leadership and management and how this is critical in developing the right culture and behaviours to establish a working environment which is cohesive, diverse, innovative and high performing. Choosing the right tools and approaches to facilitate development will ultimately impact organisational effectiveness.


Optional Unit 7
Well-being at work

This unit introduces well-being and its importance in the workplace. It explores existing links between work, health and well-being examining how to manage well-being and how it links with other areas of people management practice, and wider organisational strategy. The unit considers key elements of well-being programmes and the stakeholders involved, examining organisational responsibilities and the outcomes of managing well-being for employees and employers.

CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. The Map was launched in 2018, having been developed in collaboration with a wide range of experts working at the heart of the profession. It sets the international benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours. Each unit within the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management has clear linkage to the Profession Map. The core units are directly aligned to the core knowledge and core behaviours of the Profession Map. This qualification provides learners with a distinct and deep level of understanding which naturally progresses their expertise and supports a transition to strategic people management roles.


Choosing the right qualification

The Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is suited to individuals who want to deepen their level of understanding and expertise, and progress to more senior roles.

Whether you choose an online or blended programme, USE Global create a dynamic, creative and innovative environment to ensure all learners get the most out of their experience and are fully supported throughout.


Online learning

Study anytime, anywhere with our 100% online programmes. Learners will have 24/7 access to a innovative e-learning platform with interactive learning activities and resources as well as access to live webinars and the online USE Global Community.

Online programmes offer a truly flexible experience to help learners fit the qualification around their lifestyle whilst still receiving the same exceptional quality as a traditional workshop based qualification.


Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

This qualification provides learners with a distinct and deep level of understanding which naturally progresses their expertise and supports a transition to strategic people management roles.

It is suited to individuals who:

  • are experienced people practitioners
  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people
  • wish to shape people practice creating value for a wide audience

It consists of 4 core units, 3 specialist units and 1 optional unit


Specialist Units

Specialist Unit 1 L7SH1
Strategic employment relations

This unit focuses on different perspectives of employment relations and the cooperation and conflict that varies between workplaces. There is a key role that institutions beyond the workplace play in shaping people management policy and practice within organisations, and a wide variety of models to emerge meaning that outcomes are less predictable, and relationships must be handled with great care


Specialist Unit 2 L7SH2
Resourcing and talent management to sustain success

This unit focuses on the dayto-day practicalities and the longer-term strategic issues associated with resourcing organisations appropriately, ethically and fairly and to maximise the performance of staff and the organisation. These activities take place in a competitive context in which different employers aspire to recruit and retain the most talented and experienced people.


Specialist Unit 3 L7SH3
Strategic reward management

The unit focuses on the role of strategic reward in attracting, motivating and retaining people at work in order to direct the actions and behaviours of individuals, teams and the organisation towards the achievement of organisational goals. Different financial and non-financial benefits will be applicable depending on the organisational context, but these must always be fair and equitable. The unit contains the elements required to design, introduce, manage and evaluate effective and fair reward strategies and how the associated policies and practices link and impact on other people practices.


Core Units

Core Unit 1 L7CO1
Work and working lives in a changing business environment

This unit extends understanding of the interaction between the commercial business environment and likely future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. It discusses the range of people practices that are growing in importance including those relating to ethics and sustainability, employee well-being, equality, diversity and inclusion.


Core Unit 2 L7CO2
People management and development strategies for performance

This unit focuses on the importance of evidence-based, outcomes-driven and principles-led practice in support of the core purpose of the people profession. It explores how people professionals create value and deliver outcomes for organisations and employees, and how contributing to the achievement of business objectives improves performance and enhances the employee experience. It also focuses on the need for policy and practice to be delivered coherently, in a way that is integrated and in line with organisational objectives.


Core Unit 3 L7CO3
Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen

This unit is about supporting successful workers and promoting effective and ethical behaviours to champion better work and working lives and develop business acumen. The theories and concepts that underpin this subject are essential for promoting inclusiveness and influencing others through fair and transparent behaviours. Through core skillsets such as perception, critical thinking, communication and teamwork, this unit will promote understanding of how actions and inclusive behaviour impact on ethics and the organisation.


Core Unit 4 L7CO4
Business research in people practice

This unit contains the components to enable a systematic approach to define, design and undertake a business research project. It focuses on developing ability to produce an integrated report based on evidence and to include own recommendations and critical reflection.


Optional Units
Learners will select ONE out of a possible five of the following:

Optional Unit 1
Advanced employment law in practice

This unit focuses on the major principles that underpin employment law, the defences which are available to employers and the remedies that claimants seek when they bring their cases to court. It examines the more common issues relating to employment law which arise in organisations with a view to preparing a defence or helping to settle claims ahead of a hearing. Integral to this is the legal system, the main sources of law and the evolution of contemporary employment regulation in the UK.


Optional Unit 2
Learning and development practice

This unit provides an overarching synopsis of learning and development for those working predominately in general people practice. It focuses on the role of the learning function within organisations of all types and assesses how learning provision within organisations is influenced by a variety of internal and external factors. Importantly, it considers how organisational power and political structures impact upon the learning function.


Optional Unit 3
Technology enhanced learning

This unit considers the role of technology within learning and the use of technology-enabled content and platforms within organisations. It focuses on how data and learning analytics may be utilised by the learning and development function, whilst exploring the implementation of technological systems and considering the potential barriers to success.


Optional Unit 4
Advanced diversity and inclusion

This unit explores strategic workplace diversity and inclusion in terms of communication and training, addressing workplace behaviour and analysis of trends. It focuses on historical and the present-day role of trade unions and line managers in promoting a fair work-place culture key to managing workplace effectiveness. Through the lens of UK legislation, this unit also covers how strategic actions and decisions go beyond legal compliance as it focuses on the well-being and engagement of the workforce and the effects of inequality and segregation.


Optional Unit 5
Managing people in an international contex

There can be major challenges and complexities facing organisations when they become international in their scope and activities. Comparative people management practice varies from country to country the reasons for this being partly institutional in nature and partly cultural. This unit explores how and why organisations trade and operate internationally, the different forms that international business operations take and some of the practical and ethical issues that international organisations face from a people management perspective.

FAQ

CIPD is the abbreviation for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The CIPD is the internationally recognised professional body for HR and People Development, and is a trusted career partner for more than 140,000 members around the world.

Getting a CIPD Qualification demonstrates a globally recognised level of understanding and competence in HR at the level of qualification that you attain. You’ll open up career opportunities – helping you to kickstart your career, progress to the next level or to make the move into a different area of HR. The majority of employers now ask for candidates to be CIPD qualified because they trust their standards and integrity of their qualifications. Therefore, this qualification is essential for all serious HR professionals.

Don’t worry, we have processes in place to support you through to completion. Please contact our team for further information.

Yes. We have a range of payment plans available, helping you spread the cost in monthly payments. Contact one of our CIPD Programme Advisors to find out about the options available to you.

The only additional charge is your CIPD membership.

The average completion time is 18 to 24 months.

You'll complete written assignments for each module that you study and submit them online to be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

No, none of the CIPD Qualifications in People Practice or Learning & Development require you to undertake exams.

As a guideline we recommend that you set aside 8 to 10 hours per week. However, we find that this time varies from participant to participant.

Successful achievement enables you to apply for Chartered CIPD Membership Status.

Anytime, anywhere. All of our programmes have immediate start dates available so you can start accelerating your career today. To secure your place call one of our advisors on 0330 660 0220.

With USE Global you’ll receive exceptional levels of support before, during and after your programme. You are assigned a facilitator whose primary role is to ensure you are successful. There is also 24/7 support available from the free online USE Global Community where you are able to ask questions, find information and keep up to date with all the latest news in HR

It’s highly valuable to them. It gives employers real confidence that they are recruiting real talent. This is evident from the number of job adverts that state that applicants MUST have a CIPD qualification or be working towards one.

A CIPD qualification is a certificate or diploma in People Practice and Learning and Development awarded by the governing body CIPD. CIPD qualifications are the easiest route to becoming a member of the CIPD.

There are no formal entry requirements for a you to enrol. However, this qualification is designed for learners aged 21+ and you should meet the requirements of the learning outcomes and have the appropriate literacy and numeracy needed to complete the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.