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HR or L&D Apprenticeships

Human Resource Support Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Our programme includes the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice.

Entry route for a career in HR/L&D. For those new to the profession or in a HR administrative position.

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HR Consultant / Partner Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Our programme includes the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management.

For HR specialists working on people development initiatives across their organisation.

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Learning & Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Our programme includes the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice.

Entry route for a career in L&D. For those new to the profession or in a L&D admin role.

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L&D Consultant / Business Partner Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Our programme includes the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development.

For L&D professionals working on people initiatives across their organisation.

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Why study with us?

  • We offer the most flexible timetable and study options, so meeting the 20% off-the-job training is achievable
  • All our training is delivered face-to-face, whether that’s in one of our 7 central London study venues, in-house, or via live online sessions
  • Unlimited support from your tutors, Apprenticeship assessor and our support team
  • Premium calibre of CIPD tutors – who offer real life working examples to add context to your studies
  • Bite-size study skills videos and our online Hub resources
  • e-book voucher for the recommended textbook for your course
  • Acacia graduation awards and access to CIPD networking events
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About our Apprenticeship Training Courses

It’s important that your job role gives you the opportunities to apply what you’re learning through the apprenticeship. The level of the apprenticeship also needs to be suitably challenging and show that you’re developing throughout the programme.

You will receive two qualifications within the programme:

  • Your chosen apprenticeship
  • CIPD Diploma or Certificate

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’re on track.

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

  • All our training is delivered by a CIPD-approved expert, whether that’s at one of our central London study venues or live online.
  • Our tutors will support you between class and handing in your assignment and provide individual written feedback on all assignments.
  • You will have an assessor who will check in monthly and complete workplace visits.

  • You must be 18 years old or over and living in England.
  • You must have achieved Level 2 English and Maths, grades A to C.
  • If you don’t have certificates, we can help you achieve these as part of your personalised training programme.

  • The minimum duration of the apprenticeship is 1 year; however, you should expect to take approximately 15 months to complete the programme.
  • As part of an apprenticeship you will need to spend 20% of your work time on your professional development.
  • There are 4 modules at CIPD Level 3 and 7 modules at CIPD Level 5. Most students will aim to complete a module per month.
  • The end-point assessment takes a further 3 months to complete.

During the programme you will complete the following assessments:

  • Four or seven CIPD accredited assignments combining theory and application (depending on course)
  • A continuous professional development (CPD) record
  • One-hour professional discussion to a panel of experts including a 15-minute presentation
  • A written work-based project on how you’ve applied the learning outcomes within your role
  • At Level 3 you will also have in-class skills checks

An Apprentice will be awarded a fail, pass or distinction. We want you to pass and will support you throughout the assessment process. 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.

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 doesn’t 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.

Who we work with

Partners

As an established, approved and highly rated CIPD training provider, we only work in partnership with registered apprenticeship partners.

Our partners will oversee all the funding and apprenticeship scheme requirements, leaving us to focus on the delivery and support of both the apprentice and employer throughout the training course programme.

Apprentices

We work with apprentices to help them get the CIPD qualifications they need to develop their skills and succeed in the people profession.

Contact us to find out more about how to make the most of your Apprenticeship with us including what our programmes include, who it’s for and further details on how you will be assessed. 

Employers

We support employers with a structured training framework for their apprentices. This includes an initial assessment of the apprentice and regular progress reviews with you and the apprentice.

Acacia can also help employers to promote and recruit HR/L&D apprentices via our network of people professionals. If you would like to advertise your HR apprenticeship jobs for free via our network, please get in touch.

Apprenticeship jobs

Advertise your HR/L&D Apprenticeship jobs via our community.

We often assist employers to promote and recruit HR/L&D apprentices via our network of people professionals. If you would like to advertise your HR apprenticeship jobs for free via our network, get in touch.

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