Content of the Apprenticeship Standard (designed by the HR and L&D Trailblazer employer group and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education)
Knowledge – 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’s voice.
Skills – Implement a range of people policies, recognise the interventions an organisation needs to create the desired cultures and behaviours, create and manage relevant budgets, design and contribute to the formulation and shaping of the people strategy, interpret and offer insight into data and metrics, question accepted practice and articulate the need for change.
Behaviours – Role models have ethical behaviour, demonstrate professional courage, make a visible commitment to valuing people, are role models collaborative, actively create opportunities to learn, have evidence-based approaches to decision-making, and have a strategic and commercial mindset to drive and enable change.
What’s included in the Crosby Apprenticeship programme?
- Year 1: 6 core modules – focused on core components of the standard
- Year 2: 3 modules per specialism – focused on chosen specialist areas (HR, OD, L&D) of the standard
- Inclusion of the NEW CIPD Level 7 Qualification – either Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management or Advanced Diploma in Strategic L&D
- 3-way progress reviews – (Learner, Line Manager, Lead Trainer) every 8-12 weeks either at the learner’s location or online via MS Teams / Webex Meetings / Skype
- Digital learning pathway –interactive guided study material and learning activities aligned to the core modules and specialisms within the standard. The pathway also provides the functionality to capture learning portfolios, real-time progress against the standards and formal progress reviews with employer oversight
- Ongoing action learning sets focused on practical outcomes –live problem solving or creative bias supporting application within a workplace context
- Organisational benchmarking opportunities –providing the opportunity to benchmark internal processes and policies to external trends and developments across a variety of sector settings
- Strategic leader residential opportunity – opportunity focusing on the development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours within the Standard through engagement with an alternative organisational setting
- Access to our Wellbeing and Essential Skills pathway – providing support, guidance and learning around topics such as mental health, work-life balance, resilience, mindset, physical health and fitness, career guidance and financial management
- End Point Assessment – Guidance and Preparation (in the event of further support and training in preparation for a potential re-sit or re-take, an additional cost to be agreed upon will be required outside of Levy funding)
- Preparation for CIPD Chartered Membership