HR Consultant/Partner Level 5 Apprenticeship

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This level 5 apprenticeship is designed to develop the knowledge required across a range of HR areas supporting decision making in HR-related matters.
Showcase your expertise within the people profession with a CIPD Qualification and Associate Membership through Babington.

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Introduction to the course

The role of an HR Consultant or Partner varies and throughout this programme, learners will develop their skills in providing HR solutions to the business that are appropriate to the organisational context. Supporting leaders and managers in providing the most appropriate support and advice, based on business needs, whilst ensuring that the business operates within the boundaries of employment law. Key responsibilities may include providing support across a range of HR areas or operating within a specialist role focusing on in-depth expertise in a specific area of HR.

This apprenticeship’s duration is 17 months, followed by a maximum of 3 months of End-Point Assessment.

This apprenticeship involves 7 themes:
  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Professional Behaviours and Valuing People
  • Employment Relationship Management
  • Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  • Reward for Performance and Contribution
  • Chosen Specialism


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

Learner outcomes

Learners will cover a core set of knowledge areas including the development of HR Technical expertise providing a solid understanding across all HR disciplines, legislation and a working knowledge of the HR policies and processes of the organisation. The programme allows for the development into a specialist area of HR which includes the following:

  • Specialist employment law (preferred option)
  • Advances in digital learning and development
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Wellbeing at work

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Existing HR professionals looking to progress in their role through the CIPD qualification route.

If you’re searching for a new role, take a look at our vacancies.

Future job roles

  • HR Adviser
  • HR Director
  • Talent Acquisition
  • HR Manager

Your CIPD Qualification and Membership

As Babington are a CIPD Approved Centre, on completion of this apprenticeship, you can receive a CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. This allows you to gain the CIPD Associate Membership, which demonstrates you have the skills to deliver on today’s business needs. You’ll be sought-after for your experience, trusted for your up-to-date knowledge, and respected for your professional commitment to good practice.

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