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HR and L&D Apprenticeships

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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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 central London study venues, in-house, or via live online sessions
  • Unlimited support from your CIPD tutors and Apprenticeship assessor
  • Premium calibre of CIPD tutors – who offer real life working examples to add context to your studies
  • Study resources via our online community
  • Acacia graduation awards and access to CIPD networking events

How it works?

When you choose Acacia, we’ll 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’ll supply the CIPD qualification and provide Realise with feedback on any assessments your apprentices complete. Our CIPD courses are delivered Live Online or face to face in the Classroom, which makes it easy for students to fit their 20% ‘off-the-job’ training requirement around work.

Our Apprenticeship partners

We deliver our HR and L&D apprenticeships in partnership with Realise, one of the largest training organisations in England.

As an Ofsted rated Good provider, they provide top-class skills, education and employment services to more than 7,000 learners and thousands of employers across a host of sectors.

They specialise in delivering apprenticeships and adult learning programmes for some of the largest employers in the UK, and have a proven track record over 30 years.

They’re loved by apprentices too! They were ranked as the #2 training provider in the UK in 2021-2022 on RateMyApprenticeship.

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

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 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:

  • 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

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.

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