HR consultant partner

If you want 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 (which includes the CIPD qualification) is ideal for you.

Course overview

At a glance




24 months



About the course

We have created the HR consultant level 5 apprenticeship to ensure that the programme reflects the most current needs and best practice of the industry.

Through our partnership with ICS Learn Group (comprising of DPG, Acacia and ICS Learn), we’re able to provide learners with access to materials from the UK’s most respected HR & L&D awarding body, CIPD.

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 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.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my learning journey and I look forward to progressing in the future.

Cassie Scales, Coca Cola EU

I would definitely recommend the course for others wanting to progress in HR.

Emily Anderton, Keelham Farm Shop

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 or Business Partner.

Learning topics include:

  • Business understanding
  • MI and technology
  • Relationship management
  • Building HR capability
  • Consultancy skills
  • Business change and organisational development
  • Project management

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

To view the learning journey, click here.

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
  • Access to supplementary learning resources created by ICS Learn
  • Regular one-to-one sessions
  • Interactive online workshops
  • 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

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I’m a performance manager with over 20 years management experience. I have been with the company for nine years and prior to working in the training industry I worked in hospitality.

Frequently asked questions

Does this HR qualification include CIPD?

Yes, the level 5 HR apprenticeship includes a CIPD qualification.

Our partnership with ICS Learn Group, which comprises of DPG, Acacia and ICS Learn provides learners with access to the latest CIPD materials.

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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