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Apprenticeship Standard 190 - Level 5 Human Resource Consultant/Partner

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 190 - Level 5 Human Resource Consultant/PartnerAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 5
Start Date Various
Duration 24 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body CIPD
Offering Code ASL5HUM1S00O
Programme Design and Overview This apprenticeship is aimed at HR professionals who are responsible for developing and achieving organisational HR outcomes aligned to their organisational strategy. The qualification will provide successful learners with enhanced knowledge and understanding of the management of Human Resources, offering opportunities to progress further in their careers.
Indicative Content

At least 20% of your working week for the duration of the apprenticeship must be spent carrying out new learning relating to the apprenticeship standards. To support you in achieving this, you will study the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management covering the following topics:

• 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
• Learning and Development Essentials

Delivery Methods

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is delivered online via MS Teams on a modular basis over the duration of the apprenticeship. Each module is delivered using a range of techniques including; lectures, case studies, discussions, guest speakers and organisational visits and self-study.

Work based learning is also required to provide you with opportunities to stretch and develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to the apprenticeship standards. This could be achieved through formal training, shadowing and mentoring and through the expansion of role responsibilities. All learning must be recorded to demonstrate you are achieving at least 20% of your working week to off the job learning, a requirement of the apprenticeship. This will be discussed and agreed with you and your employer at the start of the apprenticeship. 

Nature of Assessments on the Programme

The knowledge element of the apprenticeship is continuously assessed with no end examination. Successful completion of all assignments and class-based work will result in the award of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

In addition to this, your apprenticeship assessor will also carry out regular 1-2-1 assessments such as observations, Q&A’s and professional discussions either remotely or in your workplace at mutually convenient times. These assessments will provide evidence of you demonstrating the knowledge, skills and behaviours using practical working examples required to meet the Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship standards.

To achieve the apprenticeship in full, you must firstly achieve your CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management, then complete an End Point Assessment made up of two components; a 5,000-word consultative project and a professional discussion, both of which demonstrate you meeting the apprenticeship standards within your role. Your End Point Assessment is assessed by the CIPD.

Entry Requirements

It is expected that level 5 apprentices will have significant experience of working within a current HR role that is progressing into a more senior HR Consultant/Business Partner role to ensure they have the suitable foundations on which to further build their knowledge and skills.

Certificate evidence of English and maths at level 2 or GCSE grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4). If you do not have these, we can support the development of your English and maths skills through completion of Functional Skills in the relevant subject and one-to-one support. Most employers look for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Attendance Expectations

Once enrolled onto this apprenticeship, you will be required to attend remotely taught sessions for the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

You are also required to meet regularly with your apprenticeship assessor (either remotely or in your place of work) for reviews on progress and workplace assessments to take place.

If you are undertaking Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Castleford Campus for a week block of teaching, per Functional Skill subject. This will be discussed at your enrolment and induction.

Attendance - Please note

The length of this apprenticeship should typically be 2-3 years, but could be closer to 18 months if the apprentice has previously completed the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Taught content Tuesday evening or Wednesday afternoon

Tuesday evening or Wednesday afternoon

Fee Information

Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email

In addition to the apprenticeship fees, each apprentice will need to be registered and have paid for student membership at the start of the course. This is payable directly to the CIPD and cannot be funded through apprenticeship levy/funds. It is the responsibility of the employer and/or apprentice to pay this separately upon starting the apprenticeship. Membership fees are available on the CIPD website (

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:
We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study Successful candidates may benefit from career enhancement or progress further to higher level management qualifications such as;
CIPD Level 7 Strategic HRM
A Degree or Masters in Human Resources
Career Opportunities This qualification provides a continuing professional development opportunity for those who wish to pursue Associate Membership of the CIPD, and will enhance career prospects for more senior/advanced roles in the HR function.
How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form or email your CV and Date of Birth to

If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

Admissions Process

Please contact the Course Leader to discuss this year’s timetable and to talk through the admissions process. For students wishing to start in September, applications open in August. For January starts please contact the Course Leader around two months before the course is due to start.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

Pre-enrolment Preparation This does not apply to this course.
Disability Support Information

Students with additional support needs should contact the Course Leader to discuss how best the College can support them.

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

External Regulation There are no link to any External Regulations.
Terms and Conditions There are no Programme-Specific Terms and Conditions.
For Further Details

Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email

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Information last amended: 02 March 2023 11:57

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