This role could be called an HR consultant or an HR business partner in different organisations. Individuals in this role will use their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, together with tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers. They could be in a generalist role, where they provide support across a range of HR areas – likely to be the Core HR option; or a specialist role, where they focus on and have in depth expertise in a specific area of HR – likely to be Resourcing, Total Reward, Organisation Development, or HR Operations. Whichever of these is chosen, they will have a good grounding across the whole range of HR disciplines as this is contained in both of the qualification options included in this standard. They will often be required to make decisions and recommendations on what the business can or should do in a specific situation. They will be influencing managers to change their thinking as well as bringing best practice into the organisation. They are also likely to lead the people related elements of business or HR projects. 

36 months

Entry requires will be set by your employer, but the apprentice should have previously gained a Level 3 diploma relevant to this course or an A-Level relevant to this course. 

 All students should have both Maths and English GSCE’s if not, apprentices without Maths and English GCSE grade C or above or the equivalent will need to achieve this level prior to completion of apprenticeship. 

All apprentices will be graded by the work they have completed successfully during their course this will be a combination of a Consultative Project and a Professional Discussion.   

 The Consultative Project, will be a real example of work done by the apprentice in their role that will be completed after the Gateway, taking a maximum of three months. The Project will require the apprentice to describe how they have applied their knowledge and HR related skills to deliver the services required by the role. It should describe a situation where the apprentice has successfully worked with a customer to deliver a specific piece of HR work or provide an HR solution.  

The Professional Discussion, will be conducted after the Independent Assessor has reviewed and marked the Consultative Project. It will focus on knowledge and skills components that have not been covered in the Consultative Project. 

All students that complete their apprenticeship will have the opportunity to either go further with their education and complete a higher level 6 diploma or find the opportunity to work as either: a Human resources consultant, HR business partner or a HR manager. 

Currently due to COVID 19 we are teaching online learningAll of our classes are conducted through online Microsoft Teams or Zoom. All of our assessments are also submitted through online systems and feedback is provided to the learners. If any learners will need extra support, we will provide 1-to-1 tutorials to mee their learning needs. However, we will move towards campus-based studies upon the government guidelines and needs of our employers and apprentices.