Recruitment Consultant

Course Level


Course length

12+ months

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Attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent job positions with client companies.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide



What's included? / Modules


  • Courage and ability to effectively challenge poor practice

  • Attention to detail

  • Good questioning and listening


  • How to establish, negotiate and agree terms and conditions of business with clients

  • All necessary processes, payment and aftercare services in line with company policies

  • The di􀃠erent recruitment models (eg.  Temporary, Permanent, Contract Recruitment, Executive Search etc)

  • How to ensure candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service


  • Self-motivation

  • Tenacity and resilience

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship

  • Ambition, drive and determination

  • Confident, assertive and persuasive communicator

Entry Requirements


Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations

To successfully complete this Apprenticeship the apprentice will need to complete one level 3 knowledge qualification and one level 3 competency qualification as listed below:


  • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment or Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment

Apprentices without level 2 English, and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Professional Recognition and Progression

Recruitment consultant is a pivotal role within the recruitment sector. This apprenticeship provides successful learners with routes for progression into a number of more senior roles within the industry. Successful learners may choose to progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programmes.

Learners who complete the qualifications above will also be eligible for professional registration of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or Institute of Recruiters.