Human Resource Management (CIPD) Apprenticeship (Higher Level 5)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EB630M
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Study Mode: Part time

This Framework has been developed by Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) specifically to develop high performing HR professionals who understand how to use HR practices to meet organisational needs and add value. It will also help employers attract bright individuals who want to develop a career in a business related profession. Upon completion Apprentices will gain Associate Membership of the CIPD.

What will I study?

Selection of units from the Level 5 CIPD Diploma in Applied Human Resources

  • Developing professional practice in Human Resources
  • Understanding the link between individual organisational performance
  • Contributing to coaching and mentoring in the organisation
  • Change Management
  • Resource and Talent Planning
  • Reward Management
Entry Requirements

This Higher Level Apprenticeship is suitable for a variety of HR roles, including HR Executive, HR Manager, HR Consultant etc. Candidates for the programme should be 18 or over and have A-Levels or equivalent qualifications. The candidate will be asked to undertake an initial assessment to assess their current level of Maths and English ability unless they have completed Maths, English and ICT GCSEs , A levels, Key Skills or Functional Skills at the appropriate level in the last 5 years. The candidate will be expected to have an interview with the Course Tutor.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

Higher Apprentices may progress onto:

  • Undergraduate and post graduate degrees in HRM or Business related areas
  • CIPD Level 7 in HRM
  • HR Management/Advisor roles either as Generalists or Specialists
  • Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Your Study Programme

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Future income

HR assistant administrators can earn around £15,000 to £19,000 a year. Salaries for human resources officers can be between £18,000 and £25,000 a year.

HR managers can earn between £25,000 and £50,000 a year or more.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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