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HR Consultant/ Partner (Apprenticeship Level 5)


This apprenticeship contains options for HR specialisms and for people management responsibilities.

Individuals will be in a role using their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, together with tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers.

The role may be one of generalist, providing support across a range of HR areas – likely to be the core HR option; or a specialist role, where there is an in-depth expertise in a specific area of HR – likely to be resourcing, total reward, organisation development, or hr operations.

The role will involve influencing managers to change their thinking as well as bringing best practice into the organisation; potentially leading the people related elements of business or HR projects.

Entry Requirements

You may have achieved the HR Support Level 3 Standard or CIPD at Level 3. You will also be assessed to ensure you have the ability to complete the English and maths qualifications at Level 2.

Functional Skills

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve Level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship. If this has already been achieved, then development of further English and maths skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship.


Typically 18-24 months.


Successful completion of this standard enables the apprentice to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Chartered membership can be achieved through further qualifications or experience based assessment. There are a range of qualifications available for further study up to postgraduate level.


This apprenticeship is in funding band 9. Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their apprenticeship account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SMEs.

End Assessment

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake the independent end assessment, which will test their skills knowledge and behaviours required for this role.


The CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management is a mandatory qualification in this standard.

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