HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship

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This level 3 apprenticeship supports the handling of the day to day queries faced by HR professionals from recruitment to retirement.
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Introduction to the course

Team members that provide HR Support typically work in organisations supporting the wider HR function. The role is likely to include providing front line support to managers and employees with HR advice and working on a range of processes from recruitment through to retirement. Key responsibilities may include providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues, using company policy and relevant laws to provide guidance that is compliant and protects the organisation against potential employment tribunals or legal challenges.

This apprenticeship’s duration is 12 months, followed by a maximum of 3 months of End-Point Assessment.

This apprenticeship involves 5 themes:

  • The HR Function
  • Developing Yourself as an HR Professional
  • HR Legislation and Managing Data
  • Managing Stakeholders and Solving Problems
  • Process Improvement

Learner outcomes

Learners will develop their core HR knowledge establishing the values by which their organisation operates by and how this applies to their role. Learners will understand the HR systems and processes used and be able to apply these as part of the HR function supporting the implementation of HR changes or projects within the business.

Learners will be required to develop their skills in order to maintain HR records as part of the services delivered and ensure that reports and management information related to HR data is produced. Service delivery will be excellent, providing support, solutions and advice to colleagues, building their own expertise in HR matters.


Learners will be assessed through on-programme learning before progressing to the End-Point Assessment, where they will be required to complete:

  • A Consultative Project
  • A Professional Discussion

Learners must achieve Level 2 English and Mathematics before completing the programme.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Those looking to enter HR roles or develop their skills and knowledge to become HR professionals.

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.

Future job roles

  • HR Manager
  • HR Assistant
  • Talent Resourcer

What’s Next?

This programme forms the basis for further development and learners may progress to the Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship. 

Your CIPD Qualification and Membership

As Babington are a CIPD Approved Centre, on completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice*. This allows you to gain the CIPD Foundation Membership, which helps to establish your impact in the workplace. It shows you’re applying your knowledge to support your people team and your organisation and is the cornerstone from which you’ll build your credibility in the people profession. As this qualification leads to a CIPD Membership, you’ll gain a lifelong career partner, and be recognised for your knowledge and professionalism.

*Please note, this CIPD qualification may be subject to additional fees.

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