Human Resources Apprenticeships & Qualifications

About Human Resource Management

Our programmes will help you to develop higher level skills for your current role in HR, which will help you to concentrate more on transformational HR activities to help support your organisation. 

The Level 3 or Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources could be for you if you’re already employed in the industry and want to develop your career or complete an apprenticeship. 

We’re proud to be an approved provider of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications, the professional body for HR and people development. 

Benefits for employers 

  • optional units tailored to your organisation’s learning and development needs 
  • promotes a learning and development culture 
  • helps workforce productivity 

Benefits for individuals 

  • national, professionally recognised qualification 
  • associate membership with the CIPD 
  • learn relevant skills to develop your career 
  • develop skills to improve business  effectiveness 
  • Join a professional network 
  • CIPD member benefits and support 
  • enhanced professional credibility 
Qualification Delivery 

You’ll be assigned an assessor who will measure your competence and knowledge using a range of methods. You’ll also gather a portfolio of evidence during the programme. 

You’ll receive continuous one-to-one support via monthly workplace visits and you’ll be able to contact your Learning Coach at any time. 

You’ll also have to attend monthly workshops at our training centre for off-the-job training. 

Register your interest using the form below and one our team will contact you.

What qualifications will you gain? 
  • HR Support Apprenticeship Standard 
  • End Point Assessment 
  • Functional Skills maths 
  • Functional Skills English  
Entry Requirements 

You don’t need academic qualifications to start working in a CIPD role but some employers will want you to have a good standard of  education, such as GCSEs, including English and maths. 

Length of the course 

24 months plus three months for the End Point Assessment 

What qualifications will you gain? 
  • HR Consultant / Partner Standard 
  • Level 5 Diploma in People Management 
  • End Point Assessment 
  • Functional Skills maths 
  • Functional Skills English  
What’s covered in the Level 5 HR qualification? 

You’ll be taught a range of subjects including: 

  • Employment Law 
  • Employee Engagement 
  • Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Resourcing and Talent Planning 
  • Employee Relations 
  • Performance Management 
  • Reward Management 
  • Professional Practice within HR 
Entry Requirements 

You don’t need academic qualifications to start working in a CIPD role, but some employers will want you to have a good standard of education, such as GCSEs, including English and maths. 

Length of the course 

24 months plus Gateway 

Progression 

After completing your apprenticeship, you’ll be able to progress onto: 

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in HR Management or business-related areas 
  • CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management 
  • Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) 
Who is suitable for this?

Typically, the individual works alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources and report to a Senior L&D Manager, Head of Department or Director. In larger organisations, they may be one of a team supporting the business and may have responsibility for managing people and a budget 

Knowledge – Capable of practical, theoretical or technological knowledge and understanding of the Level 5 Apprenticeship standard – L&D Consultant/Partner. The ability to use first-hand experience or observations of work to find ways forward in broadly defined, complex contexts. Capacity to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas. They show awareness of the nature and scope of the area of study or work. They are able to understand different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them.

Skills – They show an ability to determine, adapt and use appropriate methods, cognitive and practical skills to complete work activities, inform actions and address broadly defined, complex problems. They have the potential to use relevant research or development to inform actions. They are capable of evaluating actions, methods and results.

Autonomy and Accountability – Level 5 apprentices take full responsibility for planning and developing courses of action including, where relevant, responsibility for the work of others and allocation of resources. They exercise responsibility, autonomy and judgement within broad parameters. They are accountable for the analysis and diagnosis, design, planning, execution and evaluation
 

Topics to be covered:
  • Organisational performance and culture in practice
  • Supporting self-directed and social learning
  • Professional behaviours and valuing people
  • Learning and development design to create value
  • Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning
  • Evidence based practice
  • Advances in digital learning and development
EPA Requirements: 
  • A minimum of 12 months on-programme training
  • Certificates for Level 2 English and Maths qualifications
  • More information on this can be found below.
  • A statement of endorsement by the employer
  • 250 words summary of proposed Consultative Project.
Length of the course:

18 months approximately 

Who is suitable for this?

The L&D Practitioner role supports the L&D function to contribute to, and influence, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level.  Typically, the role will work alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources, often supported by an L&D Administrator and reporting to an L&D Business Partner / Consultant / Manager. L&D Practitioners often work with Subject Matter Experts in different parts of the business.

Topics to be covered: 
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice
  • Business culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics 
EPA Requirements:
  • A minimum of 12 months on-programme training
  • Certificates for Level 2 English and Maths qualifications
Length of the Course:

18 months approximately