L3 Learning and Development Practitioner

This apprenticeship has been designed to provide access to development opportunities for individuals who are involved with identifying learning / training needs, designing / sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with stakeholders and business area managers. It may appeal to those in a teaching or facilitation role, it could also be beneficial to classroom assistants.

The Learning and Developmental Practitioner may have expertise and competence in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural and may tailor specific training courses to colleagues within their sector. They may work alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources and training and rewards Departments. This qualification can lead to progression opportunities in the form of CIPD qualifications and Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Aims of this qualification

The aim of this qualification is to support the learners understanding of key responsibilities as a Learning and Developmental Practitioner which are likely to include, administering internally run courses, preparing the necessary course material, project work within the L&D function, recording outcomes for learners who have undertaken learning and development courses, building relationships with external stakeholders.

Job Roles this qualification is suitable for:

Human Resource administrators, Organisational learning mentors, Classroom Assistants, and Industry specific trainers.

On Programme Learning:

It is strongly recommended that on programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviour outcomes en-route to the final synoptic end-point assessment takes place.

The programme consists of the following:

Specific units from the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

  • Regular performance reviews between apprentice and line manager
  • Functional skills in Maths at Level 2 (consisting of a test, unless you can provide a valid exemption)
  • Functional skills in English at Level 2 (consisting of 2 tests, reading and writing and an assessment in speaking and listening, unless you can provide a valid exemption)
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence
  • Development of a CPD log
  • End-Point Assessment

Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner 

Learners need to complete stand alone units from the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration to include;


  •   Participate in a project
  •   Deliver a presentation

How is it delivered?

You will be allocated a qualified Tutor to support the full completion of their qualification and prepare them for end point assessment. They will visit you on a regular basis in the workplace to conduct assessments which will be planned with you and your manager; assessment will also be conducted through a blended model of E–Learning and face to face delivery. The Tutor will manage your portfolio of evidence using an online electronic system called Onefile and give you regular updates about progress. You can contact your Tutor in between visits to discuss any aspect of your qualification and will be able to access your portfolio 24/7.


End Point Assessment

An End-Point Assessment will be carried out by staff from an independent End-point assessment provider approved by the Register of Apprenticeship Organisation.

EPA 1: Work based project with Professional Discussion – this method has two components. First, the apprentice completes a Work based project before progressing onto a Professional Discussion based around this project. The work- based Project report should be submitted to the EPAO for remote marking a minimum of one month prior to end of the 5 months EPA period. This will allow grading and preparation ahead of the Professional Discussion component and EPA.

  • A work-based project to be conducted on a work-based problem and agreed with employer, it should be presented in an executive summary report and must be 2250 words, this should be submitted at some point during the 5 months EPA journey.
  • A 60-minute professional discussion will be conducted around the project with the IEPA and 8 to 10 questions will be asked about this.

EPA 2: Presentation and Q&A based on Learning Journal – 20-minute presentation, presenting key points from the Learning Journal followed by a 25-minute Q&A. The apprentice should be given at least 3-weeks’ notice of the date for their Professional Discussion and EPA 2.

Assessment Gateway

Before the apprentice is adjudged ready to undertake the end-point assessment by their employer and learning provider, they will need to:

  • Complete Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner Standard
  • Complete the stand-alone units from the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Complete Level 2 Maths and English in Functional Skills
  • Completed a Portfolio of evidence

Together with the work based project that the learner will be required to undertake (agreed by your Employer) they will also be required to complete the following:

  • An ongoing reflective journal using (or similar) – without this the learner cannot reach gateway
  • A detailed training needs analysis to identify business training needs
  • Design or sourcing an effective training programme / solution to the identified need
  • Delivery of the designed training to the business (once agreed by seniors) – this will be a minimum of 2 hours / maximum of 7 training – The learner will be required to record this using video or similar – this can be collective and does not have to be one session
  • Confirmation of required Knowledge and Understanding / Skills and behaviours as set out in the standard for Learning and Development practitioner level 3

The IEPA will then grade- FAIL, Pass, Merit or Distinction

The purpose of the end point assessment is to test (in a synoptic way) the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the apprentice as set out in the apprenticeship standard. End point assessment provides apprentices with a showcase opportunity to provide oral and documentary evidence of their knowledge, skills and behaviours developed throughout the apprenticeship. Enables the independent assessor to assess the skills and behaviours of the apprentice by observing the apprentice in the course of their normal work. Tests the knowledge acquired by the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship.

How long will it take to complete?

The qualification usually takes around 18 months however it is possible to complete earlier depending on existing achievement and individual circumstance- this can be discussed with your Tutor

Progression routes:

On completion, apprentices may choose to register as an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to support their professional career development and progression.
Please contact us for a draft delivery model and scheme of work for this apprenticeship standard.
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