Duration – This apprenticeship will typically take 2-2.5 years, but could be done in as little as 18 months.
Level – Level 5
Qualifications – The apprentice will complete the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management as part of this apprenticeship. You can either up-skill current employees or hire new talent. Apprenticeships at this level typically attract candidates who already have HR experience and are looking to further their careers. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to the end-point assessment.

Who is the course for?

Typical job roles include HR Manager, Senior HR Advisor, HR Consultant or an HR Business Partner in different organisations.

Individuals in this role will work within a varied HR function and have access to opportunities across a wide range of areas such as policy, HR advice, legislation and people management. The apprenticeship is perfect for those who are emerging from an HR Administrator or Coordinator position into a more advisory/management role.


Apprentices will be qualified to level 3 in HR or have several years experience in a junior HR role. We can also accept applications from those who have a level 5 qualification in any other subject with no HR experience, following an advice and guidance process.

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you must not be enrolled on any funded training courses or hold a similar qualification already at the same level.

Employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy may be entitled to 100% funding if the apprentice is 16-18. Alternatively employers are required to contribute 5% which can be split over a number of months.

Topics & Assessment

Apprentices will complete 3 core units, 3 specialist units and choose one optional unit.

Each module will be assessed by a written assignment of between 2500-3500 words.

Alongside the CIPD qualification, apprentices will receive workplace visits; this will involve a number of assessment methods including observations, professional discussion, questioning and viewing products of work as well as speaking with peers and line managers. Our trainers will provide on the job coaching to help learners put their newly gained knowledge into practice.

Delivery Model

Apprentices will be assigned a development coach who will guide them through the apprenticeship using a mixture of tutorials, 1:1 coaching sessions and online materials for self-study.

Workshops to study the Diploma will take place online on a monthly basis with other apprentices from different organisations to give apprentices the opportunity to share best practice and knowledge. Closed cohorts can also be delivered if required.

Human Resources Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship

The apprentice will complete the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management as part of this apprenticeship.

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