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Senior People Professional Apprenticeship 


This new apprenticeship standard has been designed by employers; it can lead successful apprentices into a career in human resources and progression into professional qualifications.


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, over 36 months.

Learning Approach

There will be a blended learning approach to the training provided during this programme. 

  • Face to face

  • Masterclasses

  • Online Content

  • Coaching in the workplace

Professional recognition


This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • CIPD for Chartered Member

Qualifications Gained

  • CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management Level 7

Modules of Study

  • 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

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