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NHS Senior HR  Professional  

About the programme

Together Training has partnered with the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the Senior HR professional apprenticeship for NHS employees. The programme comprises the CIPD 7 Qualification ,Apprenticeship standard certificate and the Mary Seacole leadership programme.

The broad purpose of the Senior People Professional is to improve people practices in organisations in order to drive organisational performance and effectiveness. Senior People Professionals are the in-house experts 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.

Level and Duration

This apprenticeship is taught at Level 7, 24-36 months.

Learning Approach

This apprenticeship contains a number of elements and these include:


  • Online workshops to study the core elements of the apprenticeship standard and the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

  • Specialist guest speakers from industry currently working in strategic HR/L&D roles

  • Digital learning on our specialist platform Smart Assessor

  • Coaching and assessment sessions with your dedicated learning coach who will be Level 7 qualified

Qualifications Gained

  • CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management Level 7

  • Apprenticeship standard certificate 

Knowledge, skills, behaviors

  • Knowledge – Employee lifecycle, organisation culture, business acumen, measuring value and impact, technology, change methodology, strategic workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, building coaching and mentoring capability, project management, worker voice.

    Skills – Implement a range of people policies, recognise the interventions an organisation needs to create the desired cultures and behaviours, create and manage relevant budgets, design and contribute to the formulation and shaping of the people strategy, interpret and offer insight into data and metrics, question accepted practice and articulate the need for change.

    Behaviours – Role models ethical behaviour, demonstrates professional courage, makes a visible commitment to valuing people, role models collaborative, actively creates

Professional recognition


This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • CIPD for Chartered Member

  • Mary Seacole Qualification

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