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HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship


Incorporating the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HR, this highly practical Level 5 apprenticeship delivers essential knowledge and understanding of human resources and the HR function in a variety of organisations, along with professional best practice to apply your new skills in the workplace.

The HR profession is increasingly demanding professional qualifications for practitioners, and this highly professional course – with membership of the CIPD and one of their highly regarded qualifications – will give your CV real credibility.

During regular study at our Southampton campus, you will meet other HR professionals on the course and develop invaluable networks of professional peers to inform your own work and share best practice.

You will learn how HR can anticipate and respond to business issues from within and outside of the organisation; how the HR function is put together and the options according to sector; how to resource and plan for the retention of talent within the organisation and contribute to improving organisational performance; how to develop policy and comply with legislation; how to use information to make informed decisions and provide solutions for people management.

With the extensive support of tutors who have all been practitioners, you will benefit from their real-world experience and exposure – while specialist units on topics such as employment law will ensure you develop knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to the modern HR environment.

For apprentices

For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Scale your business with the help of an increasingly skilled workforce.
For employers

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

Incorporating essential recognition from the CIPD, this highly industry-focused apprenticeship is the perfect way to validate your skills and experience through professional qualification, and develop them further through the latest theory and industry best practice – making it fundamental to your development as a senior HR practitioner.

Who is this course for?

The Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship is ideal for HR professionals in a key contributing people role in their organisations, who are looking to enhance their career by demonstrating their developing professional practice and adding a recognised and highly valued qualification to their CV.


Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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    The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


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