Duration – This apprenticeship will typically take between 18-24 months
Level – Level 5
Qualifications – Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to the end-point assessment. As part of this apprenticeship, learners will study towards a CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development.
Who is the course for?
This work-based qualification is aimed at experienced practitioners wishing to develop their skills in learning and development.
A Learning & Development (L&D) Consultant/Business Partner is accountable for ensuring L&D contributes to, and influences, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. They also have the commercial responsibility to align learning needs with the strategic ambitions and objectives of the business. They are agents for change, influencing key stakeholders, making decisions and recommendations on what the business can/should do in an L&D context. They are also likely to lead on any L&D-related elements of business projects. The role can be a generalist L&D or more specialist, where the focus and in-depth expertise is in a specific area such as organisation development, digital / blended learning, resourcing, or talent management.
Roles/Occupations may include: Learning and Development Consultant, Learning and Development Business Partner.
Apprentices will be assigned a development coach who will guide them through the apprenticeship using a mixture of tutorials, 1:1 coaching sessions and online materials for self-study.
Workshops to study the Diploma will take place online (at the moment) once every 6 weeks on average, with other apprentices from different organisations. This gives apprentices the opportunity to share best practice and knowledge. Closed cohorts can also be delivered if required.
Topics and Assessment
Apprentices can choose to study the CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development at level 5.
• Developing Professional Practice in Learning and Development
• Using Information Metrics and Developing Business Cases for Learning and Development
• Implementing Coaching and Mentoring
• Developing Leadership and Management Skills
Each module will be assessed by a written assignment of 2500-3500 words.
Apprentices will be taught using a mixture of tutorials, workshops, online materials and self-study. Assessment will take place using a variety of methods such as work-place observations, written assignments, presentations and feedback from managers and peers.
Learning and Development Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship
A learning and development consultant/business partner is accountable for ensuring learning and development contributes to, and influences, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. They also have the commercial responsibility to align learning needs with the strategic ambitions and objectives of the business.