ABOUT THE COURSE
This programme seeks to implement the Senior People Professional Apprenticeship Level 7 Standard, approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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 and as a result build employee engagement and high performance.
Apprentices joining the programme will learn about working lives in the 2020 business, people management strategies and practices that develop employees for performance, and development of their own personal effectiveness, ethics and business. They will learn how to apply their knowledge and expertise to lead the design, implementation and evaluation of people policies and practices aligned to the needs of the organisation and its employees. They will learn to develop a wide-ranging network and why they need to interact with a wide range of internal and external senior stakeholders.
This CIPD accredited programme leads to an MSc. and Apprenticeship which is competency-based and contextualised for the 2020 business. It will be suited to any HR specialist with the appropriate qualifications or experience. It is not sector specific.
Senior People Professionals are increasingly responsible for seeking out, evaluating and utilising technology to deliver the people strategy. Typically, Senior People Professionals have some budget responsibility and will be expected to employ continuous improvement approaches to maximise the use of limited resources.
Senior People Professionals may specialise in either Human Resources (HR), Learning and Development (L&D) or Organisation Design and Development (OD). This Apprenticeship Occupational Standard takes a core and options approach. All apprentices will complete the core and must select the one most appropriate option to their role from HR, L&D and OD.