Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:24 Month
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:FLX

Course Overview

The Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management is designed to develop high performing HR professionals who understand how to use HR practices to meet organisational needs and add value. It will help employers attract bright individuals who want to develop a career in a business-related profession. Upon completion, apprentices gain Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Assoc CIPD). This Apprenticeship is suitable for a variety of HR roles, including HR Executive, HR Officer, Assistant HR Manager, and Assistant HR Advisor.

The APPRENTICESHIP FRAMEWORK is made up of the following elements:

PRACTICAL ELEMENT: CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources

Developing Professional Practice in Human Resources
Understanding the Business Context of HR
Using a Research Approach in HR
Understanding the Contemporary HR Function
Understanding Employment Law

Understanding Resourcing and Talent Planning
Understanding Reward Management
Understanding the Link between Individual and Organisational Performance
Understanding Contemporary Human Resource Development
Understanding Coaching and Mentoring in the Organisation
Understanding the Management of Change

Contributing to Resourcing and Talent Planning in the Organisation
Contributing to Reward Management in the Organisation
Contributing to Improving Organisational Performance
Contributing to Human Resource Development in the Organisation
Contributing to Coaching and Mentoring within Organisations
Contributing to Management of Change

No learner fees. Employer fees as follows:
• 16-18 years old - fully government funded (no fees)
• 19-23 years old - fully funded for companies with less than 250 employees; employer fees apply for those with 250+ employees
• 24+ years old - partially-funded (employer fees apply)

Cambridge Regional College is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Progression & Career Opportunities

This Apprenticeship is suitable for a variety of HR roles, including HR Executive, HR Officer, Assistant HR Manager, and Assistant HR Advisor. On completion you may wish to progress onto a higher level management course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but candidates are expected to have significant experience of working in an HR environment to ensure they have the suitable foundations on which to further build their knowledge and skills. You will need good levels of numeracy and literacy, as well as a strong interest in what makes businesses successful, and how to get the best out of people.

You are not eligible for the Apprenticeship route if you already have a Level 4 or Degree qualification. However, you can enrol on the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources as a full cost option.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learnng and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

These qualifications are delivered mostly in the workplace with the technical certificate being delivered in the college on a day release basis. Learners will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including work products, observations, professional discussions, questioning, and personal statements. At College, they will also be assessed on the technical element of the programme by way of reports, exams and written answers to questions.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.