HR consultant apprenticeship

If you are looking to take your career to the next stage and you are an experienced HR professional looking to develop your knowledge and skills, our level 5 HR apprenticeship is ideal for you.

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Course overview

At a glance




24 months



About the course

We have created the HR Consultant Level 5 apprenticeship with our specialist HR and L&D practitioners to ensure that the programme reflects the needs and best practice of the industry.

This 24 month blended learning programme will equip you to deal with complex and specialist problems along with the knowledge and skills to create and deliver effective HR solutions.

This course is cost-free to learners. All our programmes are regulated and funded through the government or the apprenticeship levy.

Is this course right for you?

This apprenticeship will benefit those already working in a HR and looking to develop a career in a business partner or consultant role.

Ideally you will have experience in a HR management role.

The programme has been invaluable to me. It has been interesting, informative and helped me to recognise my skills and abilities.

Angela Leeding, Realise Performance Manager

What you’ll learn

The apprenticeship supports and helps individuals to expand their HR skills, take on more responsibility in people management and deepen their HR knowledge to be a highly successful HR Consultant/Business Partner.

Learning topics include:

  • Business understanding
  • HR technical expertise
  • HR information analysis
  • Relationship management
  • Building HR capability
  • HR consultancy

As well as completing the apprenticeship, you will also achieve the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

How you’ll learn

You’ll benefit from our blended learning programme that is delivered in cohorts, meaning you will be working alongside other like-minded and skilled apprentices throughout your journey, enabling you to form new networks and relationships.

Our blended learning programme typically includes:

  • An expert and dedicated HR specialist trainer providing ongoing training, guidance and support
  • Being part of a cohort of apprentices with peer-to-peer support encouraged
  • Regular one-to-one sessions
  • Workshop sessions
  • Guided learning tasks
  • Remote support as and when you need assistance
  • Progress reviews, including a pre-gateway and final gateway review before end point assessment
  • End point assessment preparation and support ensuring readiness to progress

Need more information?

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Frequently asked questions

How much work is involved to gain a level 5 HR qualification?

Expect to spend, on average, one day a week during your working hours to complete work-based projects, assignment writing, workshops and 1-2-1 visits. Assignments can take approximately three days to complete and need to be planned between your workshop and the assignment deadline.

Do HR apprentices need to be a member of CIPD?

Apprentices will be required to hold CIPD Student membership for the duration of
the Apprenticeship. This is an annual membership and is payable by the apprentice or employer. Further information and prices can be found on the CIPD website.

Can I gain a CIPD qualification through a HR apprenticeship?

The HR Consultant/Business Partner Level 5 apprenticeship has CIPD embedded throughout the programme. As well as achieving the apprenticeship, learners will also gain a CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Practice.

Ready to take the next step?

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