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CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice (FAST TRACK)

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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Qualification in HR

“Get ahead in your Human Resources career – boost your knowledge and skills”

CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR (FAST TRACK)

Watson Martin (WM) is a leading provider of HR & L&D qualifications. We offer a range of CIPD programmes delivered by highly qualified practitioners with an unrivalled level of strategic experience and professionalism in HR.

A CIPD Foundation qualification in HR Practice is aimed at existing and those just starting a career
in HR and will help you understand how to become an effective HR practitioner.

We have supported candidates through to successful completion at all levels of CIPD qualification since 2004. In addition, we have extensive experience in guiding candidates through various study options as well as advising on CIPD membership upgrade and providing HR consultancy services.

We consistently achieve the highest CIPD Quality Assurance rating and are one of only very few CIPD centres approved to offer competency based assessment (mixed mode) qualifications.

“The level 3 qualification, is the academic equivalent of an A level and makes an ideal first professional qualification.”

This qualification is ideal if you:

  • are starting out in an HR or working in an HR support role
  • want to improve your understanding of how HR contributes to business success
  • are interested in CIPD to enhance and maintain your professional practice
  • aspire to become a professional member of the CIPD as an Associate Member.

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“High quality learning at your pace, anywhere, anytime with ongoing support from a personal adviser”

Choosing the right qualification can be a bit daunting but we are here to help you select the correct path. Our expert advisers know everything there is to know about CIPD qualifications and can help every step of the way.

We work hard to ensure candidates are matched to the correct qualification and then work with you to help achieve your ultimate goal.

To support your learning, you will have 24/7 access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. Created, curated and managed by experienced HR practitioners, it provides a single robust, secure and integrated platform to access a personalised learning experience.

My experience of Watson Martin Partnership is extremely positive. It is a very professional organisation and I received a high level of service. Communication is excellent and whenever I had a query or needed more information I had someone who could help me.”

Michael Dawkins

“As soon as I started speaking to my personal adviser I realised that she knew her stuff like the back of her hand and this gave me confidence. We arranged our Skype calls every three to four weeks before an assignment when I would be squirrelling down notes but there was also communication through email when she would always respond quickly. She was totally supportive.”

Matt Griffiths

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Programme duration: 3 – 6 months

Our fast track programme has been developed to help candidates through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the level of quality support.  It is 100% online and you can join when you want, working at your own pace.  You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, which allows complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.  You will study six modules with no exams and you are only required to submit written assessments.

The fast track Foundation Certificate is suitable for those wanting to progress their career in HR, or you could be at a point in your career where you want to achieve a qualification to underpin your experience to date and learn new approaches to HR that can applied to your role.

Our fast track programmes are a great way to accelerate your future job prospects and this is a great way to achieve a Foundation CIPD qualification and Associate CIPD membership without breaking the bank and in a short time frame.

We offer weekly start dates so you can join us whenever you like. One of our centre management team will provide you with all the information you need to get started and will introduce you to your adviser. From then on you work with our team of CIPD experts, using quality reference materials including our own workbooks and with 24/7 access to our extensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Throughout your learning you will be supported by your own personal adviser who will provide advice and guidance, assessment feedback and study tips.  We have an excellent team of advisers ready to help you achieve your foundation qualification.

“Enjoy life in the fast lane and obtain your CIPD Level 3 qualification in record breaking time”

Click on the Fast Track route below to view a typical candidate journey.

NOW ONLY £1332 + £45* + VAT

Price: £1665 + £45* + VAT
Interest Free Payment Plan Available

* WM CIPD Registration. You will also be required to pay for CIPD student membership (contact CIPD for current pricing information).

A Typical Candidate Journey: Fast Track Programme

Fast Track Programme



Attend the induction webinar to get you started on your programme. We’ll provide you with extensive information about your programme which will give you a great foundation upon which to begin your studies.


Access our 6 webinars related to the content of each unit presented by subject matter experts at times to suit you.


These are run each fortnight by our expert delivery team on the key study topics and knowledge you need to complete your certificate successfully.  These have the added benefit of a tutorial with the opportunity to ask specific questions. We will cover areas such as study skills, the CIPD Profession Map and personal development. 


Your personal adviser is available to help you throughout your studies and this includes up to 3 extended support sessions to discuss assessments, provide advice and answer any questions.


A written assessment is required for each module you choose to study which means no exams!  Existing HR experience can be used as evidence for completing assessments which is good to know if you haven’t studied in a while.  The seminar programme will also help build your confidence with writing assessments.   We achieve the highest quality rating with the CIPD and have excellent success rates so you are in safe hands.


To support your learning, you will have access to our comprehensive online library of quality reference materials. This includes assessment information, content videos and downloadable workbooks so you can access support and guidance at any time.

If you have any questions Call 020 7932 2760 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

You can also leave us your contact details here and we will get back to you.

Choice and Flexibility – Your Modules

Your certificate will comprise of 6 modules (28 credits) listed below.


  1. Developing yourself as an effective HR Practitioner (4DEP)– the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be effective in an HR role and the importance of CPD (4 credits)
  2. Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR (3HRC)– how HR activities support an organisation’s strategy and assist in the achievement of business objectives (4 credits)
  3. Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information (3RAI)– Understanding the important contribution that accurate data can make to the HR function (2 credits)


  1. Resourcing Talent (3RTO)– factors that impact on an organisation’s resourcing and talent planning, and key knowledge and skills for recruitment and selection (6 credits)
  2. Supporting Good Practice in Managing the Employment Relationship (3MER)– the employment relationship, HR activity, good practice and legal requirements (6 credits)
  3. Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management (3PRM)– Motivational theory’s link to performance, reward, and business objectives (6 credits)

If you want to complete a full Intermediate Diploma, additional units can be undertaken from a wide choice – please call us to discuss further

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