Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Human Resource Support (CIPD)

New College Durham is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications.

This apprenticeship will provide you with a firm foundation in the key areas of HR, as well as an understanding of HR in a business context.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop your knowledge and skills of people practice, helping you to build your expertise, inspiring you to undertake tactical tasks that deliver value.You will build your confidence and ability to contribute to immediate colleagues, customers and the organisation; supporting change and driving impact, to create immediate and short-term value.

This flexible apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

Study Aims

This programme aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required of a professional people practitioner, whether your role is generalist in nature or specialist.The apprenticeship programme will help you to develop practical and relevant skills and above all, provide you with confidence.

Modules Studied

Topics studied typically include the following – modules are subject to change by the course team:

  • Business, Culture and Change
  • Principles of Analytics
  • Core Behaviours for People Professionals
  • Essentials of People Practice

Teaching and Assessment

This programme is delivered via blended learning in partnership with Mindful Education. You will attend a face-to-face session on site at New College Durham every other week and engage in online learning via the Mindful Education platform. Each session includes taught theory and seminar activities. The sessions are inclusive and develop your knowledge and practice of being a people practitioner. Sessions are interactive so you can apply the theory into practice. Each unit has an assessment which has been designed and written by CIPD.As an apprentice, you will be required to do 20% off the job training and you will work with your own individual apprenticeship skills coordinator to plan this.

End Point Assessment

The final assessment for the qualification is an End Point Assessment (EPA) which must be passed to achieve the full qualification.

Industry Links

We have links with the CIPD North East Branch – you will be encouraged to attend at least one of their events per academic year. These are based in the region and provide excellent support and advice, usually free of change. We also have strong industry links with ACAS, CIPD and professional organisations who may come in and deliver guest speaker slots throughout the programme.

What else?

The CIPD has been championing better work and working lives for over 100 years. It helps organisations thrive by focusing on their people, supporting our economies and societies. It’s the professional body for HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals – experts in people, work and change. With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using its research, insights and learning – it gives trusted advice and offers independent thought leadership. It’s a leading voice in the call for good work that creates value for everyone.

Entry Criteria

Ideally, you will hold Level 2 maths and English or you will be required to complete them as part of the apprenticeship programme.

Additional Costs

You must purchase a CIPD membership at the start of the programme as this is an essential requirement to be able to complete the course. CIPD may withhold your certificate on completion if you do not hold a membership.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor. Please bring evidence of relevant qualifications and proof of ID, e.g. passport or driving license or birth certificate.

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 2023-08-26
 Deadline NA