Two of South Wales’ leading training providers have joined forces to launch a new training programme for aspiring HR professionals.
Coleg y Cymoedd and award-winning training providers Acorn, which is based in Newport, have developed a programme for the delivery of the CIPD Level 5 Apprenticeship - a diploma in Human Resources Management.
The apprenticeship, written for HR professionals in a number of positions, including assistant manager, consultant, advisor and officer roles, will be delivered via a combination of work-based learning and off the job tutoring.
As one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training agencies, and a co-founding partner of the Wales HR Network, Acorn has in-depth knowledge of HR professional’s requirements and has identified a valid gap in the market within the personnel field.
The new qualification will include a number of units which will focus on employment law and the role HR has to play in a business context.
Sarah John, Acorn’s commercial director and newly elected chairman of the National Training Federation for Wales, said: “The real benefit of this programme is that it not only allows HR specialists to gain a valuable, industry recognised professional qualification whilst they are working, but it also combines both competence and knowledge elements.
“We have been working closely with Coleg y Cymoedd to ensure this programme can be delivered with a work-focused emphasis to ensure full benefits for the apprentice and their company, guaranteeing added value.”
Matthew Tucker, director of business services, for Coleg y Cymoedd, added: “This is a nationally recognised qualification that can significantly improve the future career and promotion prospects for individuals in the HR field.
“Human Resources is such an important function in any organisation, it’s really important to have well-trained employees and this course will help to develop the potential of more team members, ensuring that departments have the necessary strength in depth and of course, numbers.”