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People Professional Level 5 Standard

Overview

Approx. duration: 22 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan             assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including                   Maths and English 9-3/A-E or Functional Skills Level 1. Apprentices           must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or Maths if               they have a GCSE grade below a Grade 4 or C

On-programme learning:

  • Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management
  • English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

Progression:

Successful Apprentices may benefit from career enhancement or progress further to higher-level management, broaden their HR expertise in another area or further study up to post graduate level.

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to support the business to meet its objectives through the people agenda and relative initiatives. People expertise will be used to provide advice, views, and challenge to the business, enabling the role to be involved in a wide range of projects and tasks.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation will give specific advice and coaching on the interpretation of applicable policies and employment law to the business. They will also support on people related elements of business projects. They will work with stakeholders inside the People function, internal stakeholders, and external stakeholders as appropriate.

An employee in this role will interact with various roles at differing levels of the organisation from within HR to other business areas. The ability to communicate, influence and negotiate is key whilst adopting evidence-based decision making.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for Associate               Member

Institute for Apprenticeships