Course Title Human Resource Management Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship
Level: 5
Code AF0148-A

Overview of the Course

The Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management incorporates a Level 5 qualification which is the equivalent level to a second year of university and provides you with the comprehensive understanding of the HR function along with the practical experience of working in the HR environment. The framework has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) to specifically develop high performing HR professionals who understand how to use HR practices to meet organisational needs and add value to a business. During your higher apprenticeship you will develop the following objectives of learning: Develop professional practice and perform effectively and efficiently and as a self-managing HR professional. Be a collaborative member of working groups and teams and add value as a contributor to the organisation. Understand the purpose and key objectives of the HR function in organisations including how HR objectives are delivered and achieved, how the HR function is evaluated and the role of ethics and professionalism in HR. How to use information in human resources including identifying and scrutinising appropriate HR data sources, enabling individuals to conduct small scale research and analyse the findings, drawing meaningful conclusions and evaluating options for change. Understand the business context of reward and the use of reward intelligence including key reward principles, policies and practices and the role of the managers in promoting a performance culture in reward decision-making and driving sustained organisation performance. Be able to undertake core talent planning activities, know how to maximise employee retention and how to contribute to the development of resourcing strategies. Understand the development and purpose of employment law, ensuring fair and lawful treatment at work as well as managing issues relating to pay and working hours, performance, disciplinary matters, reorganisation and change. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

This apprenticeship is open to those working in HR without a recognised qualification. Prior qualifications may include: CIPD Level 3, an Advanced Apprenticeship, A Levels or equivalent, a Level 3 Foundation Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice, as well as GCSE English grade A-C and GCSE maths grade A-C or equivalent.


Higher qualification.

Course Duration

24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Apply the latest HRM research and thinking in the role. 
  •  Demonstrate a sound theoretical basis that underpins practice experience digital and social collaborative approaches to learning.  
  • Understand creative digital learning design and delivery methods that can be replicated. 
  • Enhance career prospects with a recognised professional qualification and gain associate membership of the CIPD to further develop professional standing and profile.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


As well as the college attendance, your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for your end point assessment. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

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