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Once you’ve completed the HR Support Apprenticeship (Level 3), you’ll receive a qualification equivalent to 2 A-Levels. Taking approximately 12-18 months to complete, this programme is an ideal career progression route into human resources. Typical job roles associated with the programme include HR Administrator, HR Assistant, Human Resources Partner and many more.

There are no standardised eligibility criteria for this qualification. This means the individual employer will decide if a candidate is suitable.

HR Support Apprenticeship Features

Throughout the apprenticeship you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for your chosen role and industry. To help you with this, you can expect to study the following subject areas:

  • HR Systems and Processes
  • HR Legislation and Policy
  • Service Delivery
  • Communication and Interpersonal
  • Managing HR information
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal Development
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Off-the-Job Training

For 20% of your apprenticeship, you must have time away from your regular duties. This is to engage in training related to your post and programme. Known as ‘Off-the-Job Training’, this should take place at a time convenient for both you and your employer.

The qualification is delivered through a blended learning approach. You will be required to make time to see your tutor via remote or face-to-face sessions.

The sessions will take place roughly once per month, usually lasting around 2 hours. The duration of these can be extended for any additional learning or support you require. Your tutor will also provide support and guidance in between each learning session.

You should also expect to carry out self-study and learning as part of the Off-the-Job Training using your iLearner portfolio.

Functional Skills

If you do not have grades A-C/9-4 in GCSE maths and English or equivalent, you will complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship. It is nationally recognised and is completed as part of the apprenticeship.

  • As a Level 3 qualification, you’ll complete Level 2 Functional Skills maths and English.
  • The learning will be delivered by one of our dedicated tutors via remote or face-to-face sessions. The only exceptions are the speaking and listening assessments. These may be delivered in a classroom.
  • These sessions will take place once a month, for roughly 2 hours depending on your learning needs.
  • With their expert help, you’ll have all the support you need to achieve your goals.
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The End-Point Assessment

As part of your HR Support Apprenticeship, an End-Point Assessment (EPA) will be completed to demonstrate your development and growth. You can achieve either a Pass or Distinction based on your final grade.

Showcase Portfolio

During your apprenticeship you will gather evidence as part of a portfolio to further show your learning. This will cover topics such as; knowledge about the business and its market, understanding how you perform in the job role, how to manage and lead your team and more. Though this is not directly assessed, your portfolio is essential for completing other parts of the EPA.

Forget about lugging around all your work. The online iLearner portfolio system means all your work can be uploaded directly to your account and accessed wherever you go. The system is easy to navigate. Though, full guidance will be provided through our iLearner handbook and from your tutor through one-to-one support.

Professional Discussion

As part of your qualification you will complete a professional discussion with one of our independent assessors.

You will be required to showcase any additional learning you have completed during the apprenticeship.
This additional learning can be both formal or informal learning completed or any assignments and the project you have completed. As not all projects will cover all the recommended criteria, your independent assessor will also use the professional discussion to ask questions on any behaviours, skills and knowledge not covered by your project.

Consultative Project

The consultative project is a showcase of a situation you have successfully handled in HR. As part of your project, you will be required to complete a project brief with your employer. After first detailing the initial problem brought to HR, you will be demonstrating the methods you used to gather information, the findings of your information, and the solutions you put together for this issue.

Your project can include solutions for recruitment, redundancies or retirements, providing advice or guidance to managers at the business, carrying out analysis of information to produce a recommendation, or a larger project run by senior members in HR.

Go Further

Once you’ve completed your HR Support Apprenticeship, there are several progression routes available, dependant on your industry and job role:

You can also progress into a variety of job roles, such as Senior HR Advisor, Senior HR Business Partner, Senior HR Officer and many more!

Contact us for further information!

Call us on 01246 278931, email or fill in the contact form below to check availability and for further advice about the next steps.

Our team will be happy to advise you on additional programmes we provide and can help point you in the right direction for any learning requirement not delivered by Apprentice Team Ltd.