National Apprenticeship Week


 A Senior People Professional is the in-house expert in people, work and change. They champion the people agenda to create working environments and cultures that help get the best out of people, delivering great organisational outcomes.”

The Senior People Professional Apprenticeship, as the name suggests, is designed for those typically in senior leadership positions rather than those working towards those roles. However, you will be eligible if you’re in a senior generalist HR or Learning & Development role or more specialist Organisational Development, Change Management, Employee Experience or Talent role. From what we know of the industry, this standard seems to reflect that the People Profession is a broad one with many different aspects.

Our Approach

  • Digital Interactive Webinars monthly training and support with set learning activities aligned to the core modules and specialisms within the standard.
  • Coaching monthly coaching to guide the learner to completion and support with learning projects
  • Communication is King: Three way progress reviews – (Learner, Line Manager, Lead Trainer) every 12 weeks via Zoom or Teams.
  • Organisational benchmarking opportunities –providing the opportunity to benchmark internal processes and policies to external trends and developments across a variety of sector settings
  • Return on Investment Agreement from the start of our implementation with you.
  • Suite of Online Courses to Support Your Journey – providing support, guidance and learning around topics such as mental health, work life balance, resilience, mindset, physical health and fitness, career guidance and financial management
  • End Point Assessment –Guidance and Preparation (in the event of further support and training in preparation for a potential re-sit or re-take, an additional cost to be agreed will be required outside of Levy funding)
  • This apprenticeship is designed to prepare successful apprentices to meet the requirements for registration as a Chartered Member with CIPD.

Details of program

The Senior People Professional apprenticeship usually takes around 2-3 years to complete during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include

Snapshot of Skills You Will Develop Include:
  • How to design & Implement a range of people policies
  • How to recognise the interventions an organisation needs to create the desired cultures and behaviours
  • How to create and manage relevant budgets
  • How to design and contribute to the formulation and shaping of the people strategy
  • How to interpret and offer insight into data and metrics
  • How to question accepted practice and articulate the need for change
Snapshot of Behaviours That Will be Developed:
  • Be role models in ethical behaviour & practices and challenge decisions and actions that are not ethical
  • Be able to demonstrate professional courage
  • Be able to make a visible commitment to valuing people and enable people to have a meaningful voice in decisions that impact them
  • Be able to actively create opportunities to learn
  • Be able to take evidence based approaches to decision making
  • Strategic and commercial mind-set to drive and enable change

Duration: 2-3 years

Delivery Options:

Online ☑️

Face to face ☑️

Combination of both☑️

Start dates: Monthly

Assessment Gateway

At the assessment gateway your employer will make the decision that you are ready to undertake the end point assessment.
Before going forward for end point assessment, you must have:

  • The employer must be content that the apprentice is working at or above the level of the occupational standard.
  • Apprentices must have achieved English and mathematics at Level 2.
  • Apprentices must submit a portfolio of evidence to their EPAO, which will underpin the professional discussion end-point assessment method.
  • The EPAO should sign off the work-based project proposal’s title and scope to confirm its suitability at the gateway.

End Point Assessment

Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation.
The End Point assessment components are:

  • Assessment method 1: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Assessment method 2: Project proposal, presentation and questioning
  • Performance in the EPA will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade of: • Fail • Pass • Distinction

Both components of the end point assessment must be completed and an end point assessment grade will be determined by the end point assessor.

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