Two of South Walesâ€™ 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 UKâ€™s leading recruitment and training agencies, and a co-founding partner of the Wales HR Network, Acorn has in-depth knowledge of HR professionalâ€™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, Acornâ€™s commercial director and newly elected chairman of the National Training Federation for Wales, said: â€œThe 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.
â€œWe 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.â€
Matthew Tucker, director of business services, for Coleg y Cymoedd, added: â€œThis is a nationally recognised qualification that can significantly improve the future career and promotion prospects for individuals in the HR field.
â€œHuman Resources is such an important function in any organisation, itâ€™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.â€