Business and Professional

People Professional Level 5

Quick information

An Apprenticeship standard designed by employers for employers


All sectors

Who is it for

New recruits and existing staff

Start date

Flexible to suit employers


Level 5


Minimum of 22 months

How does it work?

Delivered in College with regular lesson and classes. A virtual learning platform is also used to support the delivery and content; this can be used and accessed outside of the College in your own time and in your own environment


This qualification is aimed at further expanding learners’ independent practice to enable them to evolve into more senior roles within organisations as people professionals.

Learners’ work will be mainly operational with some complexity. They will contribute to the thinking around their work, analysing information to inform choices and actions. Working with and influencing others through their work will create short-term value for a wider audience.

Using a framework of HR and L&D understanding, behaviour and skills development, this qualification offers opportunity for learners to transition or develop to people managers

End Point Assessment

Presentation and questioning

Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence



L5 People Professional Apprenticeship

Additional qualifications

Successful completion of the qualification and/or apprenticeship will enable an application for Associate Membership of CIPD (Assoc CIPD)


After 3 years or when significant change is required

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