After a brief internet search, I found cHRysos HR, applied and was accepted. Initially I was nervous; I was older than most of my cohort and not employed in an HR capacity. I soon realised my perspective was very biased toward the operational needs and not necessarily considering the challenges faced by the HR professional. I needn’t of worried as each of the course tutors was excellent! They used my skills and experience to set the scene as to how workplaces face challenges, but then brought in theory, models and my cohort’s HR experience to date to make fully rounded conversations, that made us all stronger! It also exposed that I hadn’t written in an academic capacity for nearly 30 years and so referencing and the required assignment structures were long forgotten, but again, every tutor spent the required time to help and supported me to create 8 assignments that I am incredibly proud of. My cohort were patient and supportive and generally a great group.
I have since set up as a self-employed consultant, specialising in Operational Challenges and Human Resource Management. I am able to diary time each week to continue my learning, whether that is to read the latest People Management, browse articles on the CIPD website or keep abreast of employment law, organisation design or the other books purchased during my time studying. I can honestly say, each time I consult with a new client, I use my assignments to create the summary to detail what additional value I can bring the client, even if I am not advising in a HR capacity!
I would recommend any manager who gets heavily involved in people management, but may not work in the field of HR to consider becoming qualified in HR and would urge everyone to speak to cHRysos when making their decision. Even enforced remote working due to the pandemic didn’t diminish the quality of the learning experience – you have 5 stars from me!
Level 5 HR Student
This was an excellent course professionally delivered to a decent standard. A relaxed adult learning atmosphere was prevalent throughout. cHRysos HR Solutions are a first class training provider I would readily use again and highly recommend.
Royal Air Force
It was great to meet non-military types and share the experience.
Royal Air Force
It really has been a privilege sharing this journey with all of you; I feel I have learned a great deal from the experience, the incredibly well delivered information and being able to view things from all of the shared perspectives. Thank you one and all.
Title Transfer Property Lawyers
We used cHRysos HR Solutions Ltd to facilitate a number of focus groups to investigate a business issue. We found cHRysos to be very professional in understanding our business needs. The work carried out was thorough and accurate. We would consider the services of cHRysos if a similar opportunity arose.
HR and Training Manager
Greencore Group, Manton Wood Site
I would like to thank you for helping me to complete this programme. I have found it to be a very smooth process albeit challenging at times. Both Helen and Alec were very helpful. I would certainly recommend anyone to use you.
Senior HR Advisor
Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd
From registration to CIPD Chartered accreditation – superb! I have nothing but praise for the team at cHRysos HR Solutions Ltd. The CIPD PAC programme was professionally delivered and tailored to my individual requirements. Throughout, you are under the stewardship of an experienced, knowledgeable and extremely credible cHRysos PAC assessor. It took me a little under 12 months to complete and was backed up with continuous advice, guidance and support. Any individual or organisation involved in strategic personnel or development, I would have two points - do the CIPD PAC programme via the advisor led route and do it with cHRysos HR Solutions Ltd. You will not be disappointed!
Captain A. Thompson BSc
HM Forces (Army)
I would be happy to recommend cHRysos to anyone thinking of PAC. They were always available and quick to respond to any queries and my Adviser was wonderful, far more than I could have hoped for; challenging and supportive and fun!
Faculty Personnel Adviser
The confidence I have gained from this course is unreal. I have gained a wealth of knowledge. This is the start of my career not the end of my studies!
Morris Feinmann Home
I found the complete course from start to end (showing interest on the website to receiving my certificate) easy and fully explained at every level. My tutor was exceptionally professional and extremely knowledgeable, which I feel will boost any student’s confidence to complete any course with cHRysos HR. Any person looking to pursue a career within Human Resources should never look further than cHRysos HR for all their needs. I have completed the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in HR Practice and I am confident to take my business to the next level. We are a new business and the support from cHRysos HR will help me grow a structured, fair and thriving HR L&D part of the business.
Protech Plastics Containers
I’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Kate for her tireless help and support throughout the last 2 years. I have not attempted any sort of studying since leaving school which was a very long time ago so found starting this programme a daunting experience. I couldn’t have completed this without the support and guidance provided by Kate.
HR Business Partner
After studying at college and university - where the methods of assessment were mostly exams or essays - gathering evidence and attending workshops was all new to me. However, it has allowed me to develop a new way of learning and I am now able to relate more to the personnel offshore in the way they are assessed through our competence system. Completing the course alongside my colleagues was a definite high for me, it was so nice to have others around me going through the same thing and sharing our thoughts on various questions.
Over the last year, Aker Solutions training departments have joined forces to introduce a slightly different mode of studying for staff to enhance their knowledge and experience. This is an excerpt from an article posted on the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board website outlining how successful the in-house training was that we recently provided.
Aker Solutions and Aker Subsea
Just a brief note to say thank you for my Diploma, it just arrived today and it made my day.
Once again I want to thank you and David for the professional, efficient and effective 'learning journey' I had the pleasure to undertake with you. You made it easy for a person who is not a native English speaker and therefore I think you deserve even more respect .
The journey I took with Chrysos was a great educational adventure!
I am honestly grateful to Chrysos for making learning a pleasure.
Can-Pack UK Ltd
I started my Course in March 2012 and have enjoyed all aspects and modules. I believe the course has given me an excellent understanding of HR best practices and a platform to deliver in my new work place. It has also helped me understand the importance of CIPD and how continuous learning and development can help improve you in the work place and also enhance your career profile.
The coaching I have received from the tutors has been excellent. I feel my learning has developed from the practical approach all tutors have used. The course set up was excellent and the support from the other members of cHRysos HR was first class. Without the support and help of the staff at cHRysos I wouldn't have achieved my Diploma and reached my goals.
Royal Air Force
I am finding online learning really interesting and think the tutors are doing a great job to make new online packs for us to work with. They are engaging us well and Fiona has been there for me throughout the pandemic. I am having a tough time with work as it is busy and stressful, but I am learning so much with new experiences due to the pandemic such as furloughing, employment law, voluntary/statutory redundancies and restructures.
I am enjoying completing my assignments and extremely happy to be passing them all! I feel well looked after under Fiona and at work, I am very lucky to be experiencing the workload I am and with colleagues to help me along the way.
Level 5 HR Apprentice
Sheffield Students' Union
Going back to study after a nearly a ten year break can be daunting for anyone, but as soon as I had my induction with cHRysos HR Solutions my worries and woes were put to rest, they eased me back into learning, reassuring me and offering support and guidance. cHRysos HR Solutions deliver a seamless learning programme from start to finish. The tutors and skills assessors are highly qualified professionals who really engage with students during informative training sessions and coursework. The tutors are friendly and very approachable. I would recommend cHRysos HR Solutions to any company, the high calibre tutors are amazing and encouraging throughout the apprenticeship programme and work with the business to fulfil everyone’s needs.
Emma Beecher O’Brien
Level 3 HR Apprentice
Excellent, professional and highly recommend!
On behalf of the Aldershot Military HR team, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff at cHRysos especially our tutor Andrea Littlewood for supporting us through a challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding L5 Diploma in HRM. Andrea made the course current and relevant to understand from a military perspective and made sure the students fully understood the content and what is required for the assignments, she went above and beyond to help and guide.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to any of my colleagues looking to pursue or enhance a career in HR - I am also looking forward to maybe enrolling on the Lv5 Coaching and Mentoring Course with cHRysos. Like the Army the cHRysos team drive a family friendly environment and make all welcome. Sincere thanks from the Aldershot Team, including Harry the dog.
Level 5 CIPD HR Student
I was impressed by the tutors ability to adapt from the conventional 2 day face to face training seminar to produce a 2 x ½ day virtual training session (as a result of Covid-19 implications) and conduct a very engaging session whilst retaining clear guidance on the requirements for a relatively complex assignment.
Deputy HR Manager
When deciding to complete my CIPD Level 3 Apprenticeship, I am so glad we chose to study with cHRysos! When doing an apprenticeship at work it can be hard to juggle the demands of your role and finding time to study but I can honestly say I have never felt more supported.
I want to say a huge thank you to Pete Steadman at cHRysos, I have absolutely loved my time learning with you and was so sad when it came to an end! You have taught me invaluable skills and knowledge and I have gained huge amounts of confidence. I only had the confidence to take the next step in my career because of you and for that I will be eternally grateful. You have really left a lasting impression on myself and my team. I really hope our paths cross again some time in the future.
I would absolutely recommend cHRysos to anybody wanting to develop and gain new skills. I promise you will not regret it!
What I liked most about studying at cHRysos was the friendliness of the tutors, all the tutors have been a greast support to me since I started 18 months ago and they really do support you and push you forward and help you out with all your assignments and anything that you're unsure of.
I completed my Foundation Certificate in January 2019 and went straight on to do my level 5 diploma in HR Management and I'm hoping to complete this in the spring of 2020.
Bassetlaw District Council, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
I chose to study with cHRysos because they were personally recommended to me. I would recommend studying with cHRysos, I found them very helpful, very informative and I studied in a great, supportive atmosphere.
HR Business Partner
Sirius Minerals plc, Scarborough
Just want to say a big thank you to you and all of the other tutors who have been so supportive over the past year. I have really enjoyed my time studying with you all and have found the classroom lessons and discussions not only stimulating and interesting but really useful in my day to day work life.
I will certainly recommend cHRysos HR to anyone who is looking to do their CIPD and you will be top of my list if I decide to progress to Level 7.
HR and Admin Manager
University of Huddersfield Students' Union
Lee Cox, whom our training helped transition from being a Regimental Administrative Warrant Officer Head of Unit HR - part of a 20 strong team in charge of the day to day administration and payroll upkeep of over 600 personnel, to Service Team Leader Royal Mail Pensions at Royal Mail.
Service Team Leader Royal Mail Pensions
HM Forces (Army)
Why did you decide to complete a CIPD/CMI qualification?
I have always enjoyed delivering learning during my time in the Armed Forces and I wanted to start a new career upon my exit after 22 years of service.
What made you choose cHRysos HR as your provider?
cHRysos HR is sponsored through the Career Transition Workshop (CTP) which allows Service personnel in the resettlement process to use Enhanced Learning Credits towards personal development courses.
How have you benefitted from completing your chosen qualification?
On top of gaining valuable CIPD accreditation, I have gained confidence through the new knowledge and skills I learned during my course.
How has your organisation benefitted from you completing your chosen qualification?
I have been able to implement elements of learning theory and evaluation techniques into my workplace to enable us to become a better learning organisation overall.
What positive effect has completing your chosen qualification had on your own future or your organisation’s future?
Since completing the course I have been selected to commission as a Late Entry Officer which has extended my career. This qualification will allow me to implement new and existing learning techniques into the Armed Forces to enable us to develop further as a learning organisation.
cHRysos HR are very professional in their approach towards students and I found that they understood the bespoke nature of teaching members of the Armed Forces. The pre-course administration was delivered in good time which enabled me to prepare for the course and I found that the first day was planned so that it would allow students to mentally prepare for the following weeks.
The course tutors were total professionals throughout the course, they were flexible when required but they would always ensure that students were given support where required. Each tutor brought their own approach towards teaching which made the modules interesting but also allowed the students to interact throughout.
I believe that cHRysos HR has got it right with this course and that it should look to widen its qualifications with CTP. I highly recommend cHRysos HR to anyone who wishes to develop themselves in the L&D sector.
Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor
HM Forces (Army)
In my capacity as Director of The Independent Living project, I needed to find an independent HR specialist and was delighted when someone recommended cHRysos HR Solutions. Their hard work, professionalism and approach in helping deal with what was a complicated and unnecessary situation, together with reaching a satisfactory outcome, was greatly appreciated by the company,
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody in need of HR help and assistance. For a small company such as ourselves the assistance was invaluable. I have found cHRysos HR Solutions to be very helpful and knowledgeable to us as an SME, both as advisors and HR experts.
Independent Living Project
The Level 5 Diploma in HR Management which was facilitated by cHRysos HR Solutions was fantastic. It not only improved my basic knowledge in this area but it gave me a detailed insight into Human Resources in all sectors. The tutors were amazing in their delivery of classroom instruction and mentored me through my assignment work. Their experience, interpersonal skills and support was vital for me to succeed. I would not hesitate recommending cHRysos to any future employer. A big THANK YOU!
Michael Andrew Smith
HM Forces (Army)
Head of Learning & Development
Energize Recruitment Solutions (Manchester)
HM Forces (Army)
Excellent, professional and highly recommended!
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff at cHRysos for supporting me through a challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding fast track L5 Diploma in HRM.
The course administration was fluid, the learning environment engaging and the tutors incredibly professional and clearly knowledgeable in their subject matter. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to any of my colleagues looking to pursue or enhance a career in HR – sincere thanks to you all!
I wish you all well for the future and hope that cHRysos HR solutions continues to grow and be even more successful.
FS Accreditation and Education
Royal Air Force
Please send a big thank you to Sheila, she was magnificent and explained everything in great detail and had the patience of a saint with me always asking questions, but she was always to hand and without her assistance I would not have that certificate in my hand now, she’s a great asset to your company!
PA to Directors & Office Manager
Caddick Construction Ltd
I would like to say how lovely it was working with you guys. Everything is so well organised and Rick is an absolute dream - I have already recommended you to my colleagues and one of them will be studying through you soon I believe!
Please pass on my best to Rick and thank him for his ever enthusiastic demeanour and dedication.
Penny El Madani
HR Business Partner
Sunborn (Gibraltar) Resort Ltd
The CIPD Level 5 Fast Track course in HR Management was fantastic. The course providers were very knowledgeable and made sure that all students understood the content and what is required for the assignments.
Having a mixture of both service personnel and civilians currently in HR positions was very beneficial, especially when it came to examples and further understanding of what will be expected after my transition from service life.
HM Forces (Army)
Attending my final study period yesterday was surprisingly emotional, not least because of the genuinely rewarding time I've had these past 5-6 weeks learning enormously from your great team.
First rate course and instruction delivered in an extremely pleasant environment. Support from every level of staff was outstanding and I would have no hesitation in either attending further courses through cHRysos, or recommending them 100% to any potential student. Great learning experience.
I will definitely be looking towards pursuing related qualifications further through yourselves; any special offers, please keep me in mind. Please pass on my thanks to all of your staff.
Royal Air Force
The cHRysos team were both engaging and challenging in their delivery style, as well as being very knowledgeable on the topic area.
This workshop was resourceful, particularly the use of interaction analysis tools for self-assessment and the identification of group dynamics within the workshop teams and I found the setting and discussion points useful in helping to set out a framework for writing the assignment.
Once again, I particularly enjoyed comparing my organisation’s current work practices with various practises of the other participants’ organisations.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the team at Chrysos for the most lovely academic experience - I truly have enjoyed it all!
I would highly recommend cHRysos HR to any individual who wishes to gain a qualification with the CIPD in HR. They provided an excellent service throughout the course and were extremely supportive. They are very professional and experienced in their areas of tuition.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, it was intense and difficult at times completing the assignments but I knew that before I started. The tutors made us all feel welcome and were very professional.
I would definitely use cHRysos HR again, without hesitation in the future.
HR and Facilities Manager
Public Service Broadcasting Trust
cHRysos HR were very knowledgeable and professional and worked with me to provide the company with an employment contract which was clear and fair for both parties; and most importantly meets the business need.
They were very easy to work with; I felt in good hands and confident that I was getting the best HR advice to protect the business.
I am very satisfied and grateful for the service provided, and I would without hesitation use Chrysos HR Solutions for any other HR requirements I may need in the future.
ProTech Roofing Ltd
cHRysos HR were very professional throughout the services they provided. We were informed of deadlines for the provision of documents which were always met. Rather than providing “off the shelf” polices and procedures that did not fit our business need, cHRysos HR worked to update and “tweak” what was already in place. This ensured the implementation of the final suite of documents was easy for our staff to understand.
We would certainly recommend Chrysos to others.
Director of Operations
Morgan Lambert Ltd
cHRysos HR delivered a thoroughly professional service from the very first telephone call. They demonstrated excellent knowledge and managed the process efficiently and thoroughly. They were always available and communicated on a regular basis to keep me up to date with progress. A proficient, high quality service from approachable, skilled professionals.
I would have no reservations in recommending cHRysos to others.
HR Operations Manager
School Partnership Trust Academies
The team at cHRysos was great. They came to meet with me to discuss exactly what HR Consultancy Services I needed and gave me options to suit my budget. They were extremely patient with all my questions and reviewed documents over and over again until we got them exactly right. I'd definitely use cHRysos again!
Forge Bakehouse, Sheffield
I completed a Foundation Diploma in HR Practice with CHRysos HR Solutions and I managed to fit my course around a busy work schedule, finding the pace of the course right for me.
The qualification requirements were clearly explained to me at the start of the programme and my assessor Charles Stewart discussed the assessment process with me too. I was really happy with the amount of contact I had with Charles and he was always clear and helpful with his advice.
I’ve also been given clear feedback and advice about the work I have submitted and how I develop further. It was also really good to see my assessment reports for each of my assignments, so I feel the assessment process was satisfactory.
Fifth Ring, Aberdeen
"The tutors were always there when we needed them, I found it very easy to get in touch with them and support was always there if we had any questions throughout"
HR Business Partner
AAK UK Limited
"I found the cHRysos HR staff to be very supportive and very helpful and they were always there whenever I needed them."
Hough & Bollard Limited
Everything was explained clearly when I started the programme and a full brief was given by the assessor. There were always plenty of tutors available, even for extra meetings and I was always given clear feedback with clear guidelines on what needed developing further. We received assessment reports at the end of each until and the whole process was very much more than satisfactory.
I have now completed two courses with Chrysos HR and would highly recommend them to anybody wanting a career in management or HR. I felt that Julie herself was an inspirational tutor. She was always on hand to provide support and guidance and always prioritised our learning.
There were times when I felt like giving up on this course but Julie was able to motivate me to continue. I am very proud of the qualification I have achieved and would like to thank Julie for everything that she has done for me.
Babcock International Corporation
I was really pleased overall with the level of service from Chrysos HR. Everything was explained to me very clearly at the beginning of the programme and I was really pleased with the amount and quality of the support and advice I received. My Assessor shared her reports with me and I was given clear feedback and points for development by my Assessor. I'm now hoping to continue onto level 5 with the same tutor.
West Bromwich Building Society
A big thank you to everyone at cHRysos HR for supporting me through what was a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding Advanced Diploma in HRM. The learning environment was welcoming and the team have been flexible and supportive throughout. Course administration issues were dealt with efficiently and support from the tutors was excellent. For me, the support went further than just the course. cHRysos HR also helped me relate my emerging interest in organisational development to previous experience which has been invaluable in developing my career path. For anyone considering undertaking an HRM qualification I would definitely recommend getting in touch with cHRysos. HR.
Senior Partnership Officer
Kingston Upon Hull City Council
I just wanted to write to express my thanks to my tutor at cHRysos HR for his commitment to ensuring that I completed my level 5 HRM. He showed a lot of patience with me and coached me through the course, especially when I was ready to give up. Please pass on my thanks to him for being a brilliant tutor. Also I would like to thank cHRysos HR as well, the whole process of my study has been dealt with smoothly and hassle free. It's been a pleasure dealing with you and once again thank you.
Royal Air Force
After researching many different organisations upon which to undertake my learning, I decided upon cHRysos HR, this being one of the best decisions I have ever made! My tutor had a wealth of knowledge, whilst his support and encouragement followed in abundance. Being able to have the flexibility to undertake my study allowed me to juggle work and family life at the same time. My tutor was a fantastic motivator and a true asset to the cHRysos HR team. He made the learning seamless from start to finish and I cannot thank him enough for assisting me in completing my goal.....I can't wait to start my journey in HR.
Dispute Resolution Team
The whole program and workshops have been very interesting and informative for me and I have had a great time working with you all. Thank you very much to everyone at the cHRysos HR team for making the journey worthwhile.
Customer Experience Advisor
Capita Customer Management
Thank you to everyone for all the support and advice that I received – Kristina Henry was fantastic. Hugely patient, full of advice and encouragement and an endless source of knowledge and ideas. I would have been lost without her amazing guidance.
I have enjoyed completing my qualification with cHRysos HR. I liked the flexibility of being able to do a work-based programme, plus I received excellent support and guidance from my assessor Pete Steadman who had a wealth of knowledge and experience and was extremely approachable.
Learning and Development Co-ordinator
St. Luke's Hospice
It has been great to work with yourself and Chrysos over the last 10 months and I have gained some great innovative ideas to take back into my organisation. It is great to spend time with like-minded L&D professionals and I have gained a lot from this.
REAL Service, East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery
Before the course started I was apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect, the help and assistance that cHRysos provided eased this process. During the course, the various tutors were extremely knowledgeable and guided the class expertly through a subject that was in the most part alien to the group. cHRysos provided a great environment to study which was fun, diverse and enjoyable. The knowledge gained from the course has enabled me to be employed in a HR environment at my first interview. I am truly grateful to all tutors and staff of cHRysos for making the transition to civilian life so much easier
We appointed cHRysos HR Solutions to support us with delivery of HR within our business. We chose a pay-as-you-go arrangement and have a named HR consultant - Peter Steadman - who works closely with us. Pete has got to know our business and is very responsive to our needs. He is really down to earth and approachable. cHRysos HR support us in dealing with our HR issues as they arise but also work with us to ensure we have best practice HR policies and procedures to take us forward.
Gray & Adams (Doncaster) Limited
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help over the last year. I really enjoyed coming to CHRYSOS HR and the teaching methods and course set up was excellent. Please send on my thanks and appreciation to all the tutors and to Sean.
Royal Air Force
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the support and guidance given over the last 12 months. I started this course unsure of what to expect as I had not undertaken any kind of academic activity since GCSEs (and that was a very long time ago!). The help and encouragement offered by your tutors and supporting staff have had a significant impact on not only the results that I have achieved, but also on my own levels of self-confidence and I extend my thanks to all.
Trusted People Management
I chose cHRysos HR as I wanted to complete a qualification quickly so I could access a course and become qualified in the profession of HR prior to the next college intake of students.
Participating in a course that was flexible in the start and finish times suited my work-life balance with work, family and study. The tutor and cHRysos Manager were helpful when I required guidance and I completed the course within a year of signing up. Now I have 2 professional qualifications that work together – my first class BA (Hons) Business and HR Management degree and CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HRM.
I have just completed the CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice and would like to thank cHRysos HR for their support throughout this course.
I would especially like you to know how supportive my tutor has been in providing feedback and guidance, quick response to queries and nothing was too much trouble.
I feel a great sense of achievement having completed my qualification and I could not have done it without the support of cHRysos... thank you.
I have found the atmosphere and environment at cHRysos HR Solutions Ltd very conducive to learning. The style of learning used is very good, from the delivery of the taught lessons to the tutor support available. In addition, the facilities such as tea/coffee making and lunch provision make for an enjoyable atmosphere.
Royal Air Force
cHRysos HR Solutions Ltd. provides great facilities i.e. accessible tutors, support staff, a quiet classroom, Wi-Fi internet, library, printer and a common room. A good atmosphere for students to study in and relax.
Royal Air Force