Learning and Development Practitioner

The Learning and Development Practitioner apprenticeship standard has been designed to help candidates identify learning and training needs, design and source training, and deliver and evaluate training solutions. The programme is at Level 3.

The typical duration of this programme is 18 months in-learning. The programme will be delivered through knowledge sessions surrounding:
• Technical expertise e.g. foundation level theories and models that underpin adult learning
• Business and commercial understanding
• Learning and development function, roles and responsibilities
• Management information and technology, the role of data, and analysing learning needs to ensure effective delivery

There will also be a focus on skills, professional behaviours and values of the standard including:
• Identification of training/learning needs
• Training/learning delivery and engagement of learners
• Evaluating the impact of learning solutions
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Teamwork and collaboration with the wider team

Apprentices without a level 2 qualification in English and maths will need to achieve this prior to the end of the programme. During the on-programme stage of learning, you will also be required to complete a learning journal. Methods to record the learning journal will include the use of digital and learning technologies such as blogs, video diaries, social media and/or more traditional paper-based methods. Learning journal activities can include attending meetings, designing learning, delivering/attending training, observing colleagues or providing coaching sessions. Reflection in this way will be aligned to the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, and will be assessed as part of the End Point Assessment. The employer will sign off the learning journal towards the end of the programme.

The End Point Assessment for this programme consists of a work-based project with professional discussion, and a presentation with questions and answers based on the learning journal. The work-based project will be a development solution to a real business problem, based on real activity done in-role. The project will be agreed with the employer and be presented in an executive summary style report of 2250 words. The professional discussion component will then be a 60-minute discussion on the project. A 20-minute presentation will then be given to demonstrate reflection on the overall learning journey, using the learning journal as structure and support.