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Our CIPD Apprenticeships

How It Works

CIPD Apprenticeships

When you choose Acacia, we will share your details with our preferred apprenticeship partner, Realise. As a national Ofsted-graded training provider, Realise will organise your funding and every aspect of the delivery of your programme.

As an approved CIPD centre, we will supply the CIPD qualification and provide Realise with feedback on any assessments your apprentices complete. Our CIPD courses are delivered Live Online, making it easy for students to fit their 20% ‘off-the-job’ training requirement around work.

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Why choose Acacia

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Meet your '20% off-the-job' training criteria with flexible study options

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Unlimited support from your CIPD tutors and Apprenticeship assessor

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Benefits from study resources via our online community

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Gain access to CIPD networking opportunities and events

What Our Apprentices Say

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“I would recommend Acacia Learning. I have always received prompt responses from the Student Support, tutors and my apprenticeship coach. With great guidance and hard work, results can be outstanding. Great webinars and resources are available too."

CIPD Apprentice - Craig

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"I have been able to support my organisation with new and innovative ideas. The course has also made me really push my own development and influence my organisation in how HR can feed into the delivery strategy."

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Frequently Asked Questions

You must be 18 years old and living in England. You must also have achieved Level 2 English and Maths, grades A to C. 

As part of your induction to the programme you will take an online initial assessment which will provide a profile of your strengths and weaknesses in English & Maths. These will feed into your Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

If you do not have copies of your GCSE certificates (A*-C) or have not achieved a pass (or equivalent qualification), we will support you to complete Functional Skills Level 2 in English and or Maths.

During the programme you will complete the following: 

  • CIPD-accredited assignments combining theory and application
  • A continuous professional development (CPD) record
  • One-hour professional discussion with a panel of experts including a 15-minute presentation
  • A written work-based project on how you have applied the learning outcomes within your role

The minimum duration of the apprenticeship is 1 year, however, you should expect to take approximately 15 months to complete the programme.

All our training is delivered by a CIPD-approved expert, whether it be at our face-to-face London location or via our live online classrooms. 

Our tutors will support you between classes and provide individual written feedback on all assignments. You will also have an assessor who will check in monthly and complete workplace visits.

An Apprentice will be awarded a fail, pass or distinction. However, if an apprentice does fail, they are entitled to one resit.

On successful completion of your CIPD qualification, you will receive both a CIPD and Apprenticeship Certificate in recognition of the double qualification.

Spending 20% of your work hours on off-the-job training is a core requirement of all apprenticeship programmes. It reflects your organisation's commitment to your learning, developing and honing of new skills within your role. You will log your development time each month to check you are on track.

Organisations with an annual salary bill of £3+ million will pay into the apprenticeship levy. These funds can be used to pay for your apprenticeship.

If your company does not pay into the apprenticeship levy, the government will still fund 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship.

Get in touch to learn more about apprenticeship funding.

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*Any offer of credit is made by Acacia Learning and is subject to your status and eligibility.