HR Professionals are typically either, looking to work, or are working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation.Your work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business; working with the business on HR changes. You will typically be taking ownership for providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues, using company policy and current law, giving guidance that is compliant and where errors could expose the organisation to employment tribunals or legal risk
What will I learn?
The HR Support apprenticeship equips individuals with the behaviours, practical skills and knowledge required to become a professional practitioner. As part of this apprenticeship, you will attend college one afternoon a week to complete the CIPD Level 3 qualification, which has four modules designed to provide a broad range of knowledge and practical skills on which to build effective people management policies, procedures and practices in your organisation.
The modules taught are:
- Business, culture and change in context
- Principles of analytics
- Core behaviours for people professional
- Essentials of people practice
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This apprenticeship takes approximately 12-18 months to complete.
The knowledge, skills and behaviour elements will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio.
Functional Skills, if required, will generally be delivered at one of our Wiltshire College campuses.
A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole programme.
For the taught qualification in college, there are no examinations, but there is one assignment for each module. The format of assignments varies from reports to role plays to reflective statements – your tutor will guide you and show you exactly what is required. All assignments are relevant to the workplace so you may find yourself conducting an appraisal meeting or carrying out a panel recruitment interview or delivering a training session. All unit assignments must be passed to achieve the full qualification.
The minimum requirement is GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT
You must have secured a position with an employer and be ready to start working with them before you can begin your apprenticeship course.
If you already have an employer and they have agreed to put you through an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship team and we'll get you started. Email email@example.com or call 0845 345 2235.
If you don’t have an employer, you can still apply for an apprenticeship directly - check out our latest apprenticeship vacancies here: https://www.wiltshire.ac.uk/information/apprenticeship-faqs/apprenticeship-vacancies
Additional Costs and Information
All students will have access to the Learning Resource Centre (Library) on our main campuses, this also allows the use of personal computers with access to the internet. There is also access to the 24/7 e-Study interactive online learning facility, with a comprehensive range of resources including books, slide presentations and surveys.
You will need to join the CIPD as a student member. Please check current details and prices at the time of enrolment. Students who are already CIPD members do not have to pay any registration or subscription fees to the CIPD. However, those joining the CIPD for the first time, pay a fee for the year. This is made up of a first-time registration fee and a subscription fee - for current prices candidates should contact the CIPD direct and arrange to pay their fees directly to them once the programme has started
What Could I Do Next?
You will achieve your HR Support Apprenticeship to include the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, covering the knowledge requirements to help you towards Associate Member status of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). Associate Members status is a professional level of membership with the CIPD and is the first step in developing towards full membership status.On completion you may wish to consider progression onto the Level 5 HR Consultant apprenticeship, which further develops your skills and knowledge; this includes the new Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management qualification.