Role Profile & What you will learn
L&D Practitioners are typically involved with identifying learning / training needs, designing / sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with stakeholder / business area managers. The role focus is often on the practical delivery of training. The L&D Practitioner will typically have expertise and competence in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural (e.g. use of software, food preparation, working in teams). They link the learning within their area of responsibility to business objectives and performance, understanding the learning cycle and working by it. The role can be more specialist, with a focus on and requiring in-depth expertise in a specific area of L&D such as learning design, e-learning or digital / blended learning. Whichever of these is an area of focus; the L&D Practitioner is future focused, understands the business context / culture and has a good grounding across the whole training and learning cycles.
The L&D Practitioner role typically exists in a wide range of organisations including private, public and third sector. The L&D Practitioner role supports the learning and development (L&D) function to contribute to, and influence, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. Typically, the role would work alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources (i.e. employee relations, reward, recruitment) often supported by an L&D Administrator (more junior role) and report to an L&D Business Partner / Consultant / Manager. L&D Practitioners often work with Subject Matter Experts in different parts of the business.
Details of program
This apprenticeship usually takes 18 – 24 months to complete during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include
- Study days and training courses
- Mentoring/buddy support
- 20% off the job training
- Completion of a portfolio through which you will gather evidence of your progress and is used to inform your showcase
- Structured one to one reviews of your progress with your employer
This apprenticeship covers the professional behaviours, knowledge and skills that are required of a Learning & Development Practitioner
- The effective L&D practitioner
- L&D and the organisation
- Identifying learning and development needs
- Design and delivery of learning and development
- Evaluating learning and development
- Coaching and mentoring
- Assessing learning and development
Duration: 18-24 months
Face to face ☑️
Combination of both☑️
Start dates: Monthly
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment
Before going forward for end point assessment you must have:
- Achieved the Level 1 Safeguarding qualification
- Achieved Level 2 maths, English and ICT (if not held)
- Submitted a showcase portfolio
- Met the set knowledge, skills and behaviours requirements
- Achieved Level 3 Assessor qualification (although not a requirement of this apprenticeship, maybe an enhancement requested by your employer)
End Point Assessment
Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation.
The End Point assessment components are:
- Work based project
- Professional discussion
- Q&A based on learning journal
All components of the end point assessment must be completed and an end point assessment grade
will be determined by the end point assessor.