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 Learning and Development function, recording outcomes for learners who have undertaken learning and development courses and 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:

There will be on-programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviour outcomes on route to the final synoptic end point assessment.  

The programme consists of the following:

  • On programme learning through structured teaching and learning sessions
  • Regular performance reviews between apprentice and line manager  
  • Functional skills in maths at Level 2 (consisting of a test, unless a valid exemption can be provided)      
  • Functional skills in English at Level 2 (consisting of 2 tests, reading and writing and an assessment in speaking and listening, unless a valid exemption can be provided)
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence  
  • Development of a CPD log  
  • End Point Assessment  

Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner

Learners need to complete standalone units from the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration includes;

  • Deliver a presentation
  • Participate in a project

How is it delivered?

The learner will be allocated a qualified Tutor to support the full completion of the qualification and prepare for end point assessment. The tutor will meet with the learner on a regular basis in the workplace to conduct assessments which will be planned with the learner and their manager; assessment will also be conducted through a blended model of e–Learning and face to face delivery. The Tutor will manage the learner’s portfolio of evidence using an online electronic system called OneFile and provide regular updates about progress. The learner can contact their Tutor in between visits to discuss any aspect of the qualification with access to the learner’s portfolio 24/7.


End Point Assessment

An End Point Assessment will be carried out by staff from an independent End point assessment centre approved on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations.  

The End Point Assessment will test the entire apprenticeship standard, and be undertaken as follows:  

  • Completion of a learning journal
  • A 20-minute presentation, presenting key points from the Learning Journal followed by a 25-minute Q&A
  • A work-based project to be conducted on a work-based problem and agreed with employer, it should be presented in an executive summary of 2250 words and submitted 6 months before the End Point Assessment
  • A 60-minute professional discussion will be conducted around the project with the End Point Assessor and 8 to 10 questions will be asked around this.
  • The learner also must be observed to include actual delivery of a developed solution from the project, this will be a minimum of 2 hours. Grading can be Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment Gateway

Before the learner 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 Level 2 maths and English in Functional Skills  
  • Completed a Portfolio of evidence  
  • Record an appropriate Personal Development Log  
  • It is also recommended that the apprentice is supported to become digitally literate where this is important to their role  

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. This then enables the independent assessor to assess the skills and behaviours of the learner by observing the learner in the course of their normal work. This will help to test the knowledge acquired by the learner throughout the apprenticeship.  

How long will it take to complete?

The qualification usually takes around 15 months; however, it is possible to complete earlier depending on existing achievement and individual circumstance. This can be discussed with the Tutor.  

Progression routes:

On completion, learners 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.  


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