Human Resources

Human Resources professionals deliver front-line assistance to managers and employees. They will typically be taking ownership for providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues from recruitment through to retirement, using company policy and current law.


Our Human Resources Courses and Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeships
HR Support Apprenticeship (Online and On Campus)
Level 3

Apprentices will be introduced to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. This apprenticeship is suited to learners who:

  • Are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice
  • Are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation
  • Wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional.

This flexible apprenticeship combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

What will I learn?
The knowledge component of the apprenticeship provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Modules of study
Learners will study the following modules:

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

How will I be assessed?
Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment to achieve the apprenticeship certificate. The end-point assessment for the HR Support Apprenticeship includes a consultative project and a professional discussion.

Entry requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade 6 (C) or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Apprentices should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 or equivalent. Where this is not the case, apprentices must complete these by the end of the apprenticeship.

Progression
Successful achievement of this apprenticeship will allow progression to study higher HR qualifications at Level 5.

Career opportunities
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, learners will be able to undertake a range of roles in Human Resources, including Recruiter, HR Advisor, HR Officer, HR Generalist, HR Coordinator and Training Coordinator.

Additional information
It is expected that this Apprenticeship will take 14 months to complete.

How to apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >

Our Courses
CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice (Online and On Campus)
Level 3

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is the entry level qualification for a career in Human Resources. Learners will be introduced to a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise in people practice. This course is suited to learners who:

  • Are studying, aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people practice
  • Are working in a people practice support role and wish to develop their knowledge and deliver immediate and short-term value for their organisation
  • Wish to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a people professional.

Please note: classroom attendance is one evening per fortnight during term time.

What will I learn?
This qualification provides a strong foundation to give people professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.

Modules of study
Learners are required to successfully complete all four mandatory core units:

  • Business, culture and change in context
  • Principles of analytics
  • Core behaviours for people professionals
  • Essentials of people practice

How will I be assessed?
Assignments are set by CIPD for each unit and learners will be required to pass all four units to achieve the qualification.

Entry requirements
Learners will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade 5 (C) or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at GCSE or equivalent.

Progression
Successful achievement of the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice will allow progression to study higher CIPD Associate Level 5 qualifications.

Career opportunities
Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to undertake a range of roles in HR, including Recruiter, HR Advisor, HR Officer, HR Generalist, HR Coordinator and Training Coordinator.

Successful completion of the CIPD L3 Certificate gives you Foundation Membership of the CIPD. CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that is internationally recognised, showcasing your knowledge and impact within the people profession.

Additional information
Course duration is 10 months with one evening class per fortnight at college.

How to apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >


Online and On Campus

Choose how, when and where you want to study with our Online and On Campus courses and apprenticeships.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop – allowing you to fit your study around work and life commitments. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and can be re-visited as often as you need. Lessons are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life, and exercises and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you will benefit from face-to-face classes (or virtual classroom sessions) at your local partner college with an experienced tutor. A combination of tutor-led lessons, group exercises and discussion help you apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.


Engaging Learning for Busy Lives

Whether you’re upskilling, retraining or juggling family commitments, finding the time to study can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve built our  courses and apprenticeships to fit around our students’ busy lives.

Watch this short video to find out how our Online and On Campus approach gives you the flexibility to decide how, when and where you want to study.