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Senior People Professional - Senior Human Resource (HR) Professional Duties

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Business and Law
Continuing Professional Development COPD

Entry requirements

GCSEs and equivalents:
  • Maths and English
Mature entry:
  • The programme team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with some management experience or those who are about to enter a managerial role and have demonstrated an aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education.
Additional apprenticeship requirements:
  • Due diligence of potential apprentice employers must be undertaken during the admissions process in line with the requirements of the ESFA. During the application phase, applicants must have an initial meeting with relevant staff and undertake a skill scanning exercise (LJMU Apprenticeship Policy, 2022)
  • In line with the UK Quality Code (2018) fairness and reliability are embedded principles within admissions and recruitment, and inclusivity pervades throughout the process from outreach activity to processes and practices to enrolment.
  • Recognition of prior learning for apprenticeship applications to the programme will be in alignment with the present LJMU Recognition of Prior (Experiential) Policy acknowledging: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)
  • However not excluding other details from the policy for the purposes of this document it is important to note that the policy will be used for application for credit to be awarded and Apprentices may be awarded credits at the appropriate level and when suitably mapped against the programme and/or module learning outcomes. In addition, Apprentices joining the programme the award of Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE), a new category for Apprenticeship programmes only, is permitted after assessment but the award of RPLE will not result in the release of credit (LJMU Apprenticeship Policy, 2022).
  • The process, which will include apprenticeship applicants undertaking a self-assessment followed by an interview with the LJMU tutor, will compare the individual’s existing knowledge, skills, and behaviours with those required in the relevant apprenticeship standard to achieve occupational competence. The finalised agreement on the amount of RPLE to be awarded must be endorsed by the apprentice employer. It will then result in an individual training plan (ILP) that accounts for relevant prior learning and experience, reducing the content, duration, and cost where training is not required (LJMU Apprenticeship Policy, 2022).

Months of entry


Course content

Enrol on our Senior People Professional Human Resource Management programme to elevate and refine your expertise, capabilities, and conduct essential for senior-level human resource management.

The Senior People Professional Degree Apprenticeship is a dynamic, part-time programme designed for both aspiring and current senior managers and leaders.

Structured into three distinct pathways, apprentices have the flexibility to specialise in an area aligned with their organisation's needs and their personal development goals. The three pathways include Human Resource Management (HRM), Learning and Development (L&D), and Organisational Development (OD).

This level 7 Apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the apprenticeship Levy and includes a PG Dip and Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and the completion of an MSC in Human Resources, or Learning and Development or Organisational Development.

Join our Launch Event for this new degree apprenticeship on Tuesday 19th March 2024, during which we will go through the programmes in detail, hold a Q&A session and then offer one to one advice in our Employer and Applicant Hubs.

By the end of the programme learners will have extended their knowledge through:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of strategy in a range of organisational contexts
  • Critically evaluating organisational strategy and practice within complex and rapidly changing business environments
  • Critical appraisal of the added value of policies and practices within contemporary organisations
  • Analysis of complex information from a variety of sources and a critical evaluation of its relevance
  • Critical reflection on experience and learning, leading to skills development and engagement with lifelong learning

Upon successful End Point Assessment completion, you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Following the conclusion of your apprenticeship, you will advance your educational journey by completing a professional enquiry report that will culminate in the attainment of an MSC in Human Resource Management/Learning and Development/Organisational Development.

During your first year, you will develop your learning on:

  • Personal Effectiveness as a Senior Professional
  • Work and Working Lives in a changing Business Environment
  • The Future of Work
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance

During your second year, you will develop your learning on:

  • Applied Business Research
  • Managing and Leading Employee Relations
  • Strategic Reward Management
  • Leading organisational Health and Wellbeing

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Continuing Professional Development COPD
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090