Apprenticeships in Learning & Development

Level 3 Apprenticeship – Learning and Development Practitioner

L&D Practitioners are often involved in all elements of the training cycle: identifying learning needs, designing or sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with a range of stakeholders. Many in this role have a specific focus on delivering learning in a particular field of knowledge and expertise, linking this to the requirements of the business. Others may specialise in another field of learning and development such as e-learning or the design of learning.  Whatever kind of role they are in, the L&D Practitioner understands the context of their business, focuses on the future and is conversant with all elements of the training cycle.

The L&D Practitioner role can be found in a wide range of organisations, supporting the L&D function by influencing and contributing to improving individual, team and organisational performance.  Individuals in this role may work alongside generalist or specialist HR colleagues, often supported by an L&D Administrator and reporting to an L&D Business Partner, Consultant or Manager.

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice will have an area of technical, vocational or behavioural expertise which the organisation needs others to acquire through training.

The apprenticeship programme is generally 18 to 24 months.

There is no requirement for L&D Practitioner apprentices to undertake a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited qualification, however cHRysos HR offers the CIPD Foundation Certificate/Diploma in Learning and Development as part of the apprenticeship. Successful apprentices may be eligible to apply for Associate level membership of CIPD (Assoc CIPD).

Level 5 Apprenticeship – Learning and Development Consultant / Business Partner

L&D Consultants/Business Partners are accountable for the contribution that the L&D function makes to improving individual, team and organisation level performance.  They need to be commercially aware so that they can identify learning needs in line with strategic goals and objectives, acting as change agents, influencing stakeholders and leading on L&D projects.

The role may be generalist but often the L&D Consultant/Business Partner specialises in areas such as organisational development, resourcing or talent management. They have a full understanding of all elements of the training cycle.

Apprentices studying this programme with cHRysos HR will undertake the CIPD Intermediate Certificate or Intermediate Diploma in Learning and Development.

The apprenticeship duration is 18 to 24 months and any entry requirements are established by the apprentice’s employer.

Apprentices who successfully complete this programme are eligible for Associate level membership of the CIPD (Assoc CIPD).