CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice

CIPD Level 3 Diploma Program

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice is an internationally recognised qualification which is relevant and applicable both to those new to the field and existing HR professionals operating in all sectors and organisations. This qualification is designed to support career development in HR by providing a foundation to build on and an introduction to the knowledge and capabilities needed by today’s HR professionals.

  • Gain an internationally recognised CIPD qualification

  • Explore the full range of topics at this level

  • Experience the best in social and collaborative learning

  • Be part of a live community of learners, supported by a dedicated Personal Tutor

  • Experience award-winning digital learning from an award-winning partnership

  • Gain associate membership of the CIPD, allowing you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials.

Who is CIPD Level 3 for?

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice (DHRP) is for you if you are:

  • Aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in HR;

  • Working in the field of HR in a support role, and wish to develop your knowledge and skills;

  • Have responsibility for HR activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function;

  • An employee or independent consultant within the field of HR and wish to understand the role of HR in the wider, organisational and environmental context.

Learning Outcomes

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice is practical work based qualification that will enable you to:

  • Develop as a practitioner giving you a broad understanding of HR issues relating to individual, team and organisational development;

  • Understand how HR activities support an organisation's strategy and assist the achievement of business objectives and how they are shaped by internal and external factors.

As part of the application process you will be required to complete a Diagnostic Assessment.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed via a range of methods include written assignments (business reports, work based project and reflective statements to support individual learning plans), presentations, role plays as well your contribution to online discussion forums.

Core Units (10 Credits in Total):

3HRC – Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources (4 Credits)

4DEP – Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources or Learning and Development Practitioner (4 Credits)

3RAI  – Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information (2 Credits)

Optional Units (18 Credits):

3RTO – Resourcing Talent (6 Credits)

3MER – Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations (6 Credits)

3PRM – Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management (6 Credits)

3LCM – Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring (6 Credits)

3SCO – Supporting Change within Organisations (3 Credits).

Please note that CIPD membership is paid directly to CIPD. 

Study Method

You will learn in dedicated classrooms delivered by lecturers with a broad range of industry expertise using the latest technologies.

The programme is developed to meet the needs of busy professionals and incorporates group work, case studies, and scenarios from current HR Practice with unlimited support via e-mail to your programme tutors.

The diploma program is a combination of classroom guided learning, online learning, and self-study. The students are working professionals so we have split the classroom days into manageable chunks. You will only need to take time off work for a few days at a time and there is also sufficient time in between the blocks (modules) to self-study and complete assignments.


Our programs are taught by practicing HR professionals and supported with creative and interesting learning materials. Therefore, our programs encourage collaboration, interaction, participation and the sharing of experiences with fellow students, whilst building a strong working relationship with our team.


  • The Diploma Qualification is delivered in 3 modules of 1 week each.

  • There is a period of 4-6 weeks between each module. This allows the student to return to their workplace, review their learning, and complete the required workbooks and assignments.


   Below are the dates of the 2020 calendar of Level 3 Diploma program: