HR Consultant / Partner Apprenticeship, Level 5

Course overview

Individuals in this role will use their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, together with tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers. They could be in a generalist role, where they provide support across a range of HR areas – likely to be the Core HR option; or a specialist role, where they focus on and have in-depth expertise in a specific area of HR – likely to be Resourcing, Total Reward, Organisation Development or HR Operations. They will be influencing managers to change their thinking as well as bringing best practice into the organisation. They are also likely to lead the people related elements of business or HR projects.

The HR Consultant / Practitioner, Level 3 (standard) will give apprentices the opportunity to develop the following skills:

• HR Consultancy
• Providing support and advice
• Contributing to Business change
• Building HR capability
• HR Information Analysis
• Personal Development
• Relationship management

The apprentice will also develop knowledge in the following areas:

• HR Technical expertise
• Business understanding
• HR function
• MI and Technology

The apprentice will also develop behaviours in the following areas:
• Flexibility
• Resilience

The apprentice will also be able to choose to develop skills in one of the following:

• Core HR
• Resourcing
• Total Reward
• Organisation Development
• HR Operations

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be set by the employer.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship

The apprentice will complete an appropriate qualification (as considered most relevant by the employer), within which they will be able to focus on their chosen option, from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development:
• CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management
• CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management

How will I be assessed?

The End Point Assessment (EPA) can only be triggered after 12 months of starting the apprenticeship and is dependent on when the employer and training provider decide the apprentice is ready. EPA is typically expected to conclude within 3 months. The employer has the final decision to progress the apprentice to EPA. The apprentice and training provider should feel confident the learning outcomes have been achieved.

The EPA consists of three elements, all of which may be completed online. All assessment methods need to be passed. Each assessment method should directly assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Standard. The End Point Assessor has the final decision.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this standard enables the apprentice to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Chartered membership can be achieved through further qualifications or experience based assessment.