New qualifications for recruitment sector

Recruitment image resizedNew qualifications for recruitment have been launched by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

The qualifications, which can be delivered stand-alone or as part of an apprenticeship framework, are designed to attract new talent into the recruitment sector and upskill the workforce to meet employer needs.

The titles of the recruitment training qualifications are:

  • HABC Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing
  • HABC Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing
  • HABC Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment
  • HABC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment
  • HABC Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Recruitment Practice
  • HABC Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment

The Level 2 qualifications can be used to form part of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeships in Recruitment Resourcing, while the Level 3 qualifications as part of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in the same subject.  The Level 4 qualifications can be used to form part of the Higher Apprenticeship in Recruitment.

The UK recruitment and staffing market is currently worth £20 billion and employs close to 100,000 people. It is estimated that each year the recruitment industry is responsible for placing an estimated 1.1 to 1.5 million individuals in jobs, emphasising its importance to the success of the overall economy

If you are a Highfield Approved Centre and are currently providing training in this sector or would like to do so, please contact your account manager.

If you are not currently a Highfield Approved Centre, but would like to become one, please contact us directly on 0845 2260350/01302 363277 or email us at

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