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Equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HND, the People Professional Apprenticeship (Level 5) is an ideal progression route for your career in Human Resources. This qualification takes approximately 22+ months to complete. Typical job roles associated with the programme include Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Employee Relations Consultant, HR Business Partner, HR Consultant Partner and many more!

Before beginning this higher apprenticeship, you must have achieved Level 2 qualifications in maths and English. (GCSE’s A-C or equivalent, such as Functional Skills.)

People Professional 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:

  • Insights Focused HR
  • Business Acumen
  • Culture and Behaviour
  • Digital Working
  • People Practice.

You will also complete a Professional Qualification alongside the apprenticeship. This will be the Level 5 CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.

People Professional Apprenticeship Features

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.

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The End-Point Assessment

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

Professional Discussion Underpinned by Portfolio

After completing your portfolio, 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 projects you have completed.

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 and full guidance will be provided through our iLearner handbook and from your tutor through one to one support.

Presentation and Questioning

You will also show a presentation summarising your role, and take part in a question and answer session with an independent assessor to discuss the presentation. It will last 50 minutes altogether, and they will ask at least 6 questions.

Assignment for Unit 5CO03
(which forms part of the L5 CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management)

This assignment will be the final part of completing the Professional Qualification alongside the apprenticeship, the L5 CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.

People Professional End-Point Assessment

Go Further

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

This apprenticeship aligns with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for Associate Member.

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.