Upskill your HR staff with GC

To support the growth of well trained, dynamic HR professionals, Gloucestershire College has developed new HR apprenticeships which are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for your HR staff. Our new HR qualifications offer high quality, flexible training and development opportunities for your staff to gain a CIPD qualification which can be paid for using your Apprenticeship Levy.

This apprenticeship is suitable for employees working within your HR function, delivering front line support to managers and other employees. By studying a HR Apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College, your staff will advance their skills and knowledge, and feel confident in their professional abilities. Studying an internationally recognised CIPD qualification will provide exclusive access to the latest thinking from industry experts. 


Human Resource Management is an imperative function in any organisation; for a business to grow and thrive in competitive markets it is increasingly critical to find, retain and motivate strong employees.   

HR Support Level 3 (CIPD)

The HR Support Level 3 qualification is embedded within a new apprenticeship standard developed with the CIPD for HR Administrators, HR Advisors, HR Assistants, and any employees supporting the HR function. HR Support apprentices typically provide managers with advice on a wide range of HR matters, such as handling daily enquiries, providing HR advice, record keeping on HR systems, providing relevant HR information to the business and working with the business on HR changes.

Apprentices will develop the skills and behaviours to work across all elements of HR.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will enable the learner to apply for the Associate Membership (Assoc CIPD) of the CIPD.

HR Consultant Level 5 (CIPD)

Coming: January 2019

The HR Consultant Level 5 qualification enables employees to develop their HR skills and take on more responsibility in people management whilst also broadening their HR knowledge. This apprenticeship is for HR professionals such as HR Executives, HR Managers and HR Business Partners.

Learners at this level work across a range of HR areas and lead of the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, and this qualification will allow them to implement their HR areas including; Resourcing, Total Reward, Organisational Development or HR Operations. Apprentices will master skills in HR solutions delivery, advice on interpretation and application of HR policies and processes delivery, HE projects, people capacity improvements and insights provision through the use of HR and Business data.

Learners will gain a professional CIPD qualification, and on successful completion can apply to become a CIPD Associate Member (Assoc CIPD).


This professional training can be paid for using your Apprenticeship Levy if you are a Levy payer. If you are not a Levy payer then you will only pay 10% the cost of the training, the government will fund the rest.

This apprenticeship training is an affordable solution to upskilling your HR staff with a CIPD qualification.

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