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Leadership Management
Level 5

HR People Professional


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates




Management & HR

Taking this programme prepares you to be a HR Consultant - some organisations refer to the role as HR Business Partner or People Professional.

In this role, individuals use their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges. They also provide tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers.

Jobs could be as an HR generalist - providing support across a range of HR areas – or within a specialist role, focusing on expertise inan area such as resourcing, total reward, organisational development, or HR operations.

Whichever route you choose, you'll have a good grounding across the whole range of HR disciplines once you've completed this programme. Both of the qualification options included in this standard cover general principles.

To join this apprenticeship programme, you will need at least two GCSEs including English & Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

On successful completion of the programme, you can continue to develop in the specialism you've chosen through a higher-level apprenticeship.

Alternatively you could choose to broaden your HR expertise in another area to develop your employability prospects.

There are a range of qualifications available for further study up to post-graduate level.

Successful completion of this standard means you can 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.

For employers

Employers get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. See what training incentives are available for Levy and non-Levy employers.

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Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.