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 20 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 in Learning and Development as part of the apprenticeship. Successful apprentices may be eligible to apply for Associate level membership of CIPD (Assoc CIPD).

This apprenticeship is currently a 'stand-alone' programme (it does not have a mandatory qualification within it). The apprentice will become a Foundation member of the CIPD if they successfully complete their apprenticeship end point assessment, choosing the CIPD as their EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation). 

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 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.

The apprenticeship duration is about 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).

Level 7 Apprenticeship - Senior People Professional

Learning & Development/Organisational Development Pathway

The Senior People Professional Apprenticeship offers a pathway for those working in Learning & Development or Organisational Development, as well as HR. The apprenticeship standard has core and optional elements to allow for this.

The role of the Senior People Professional is in improving people practices in organisations to drive organisational performance and effectiveness. They champion the people agenda in organisations as the in-house experts in people, work and change. They drive the people agenda to create working environments and cultures that help get the best out of people, delivering great organisational outcomes.

Apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship by following the L&D or OD pathway will complete the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development with cHRysos HR.

The programme takes is approximately 36 months in duration and those successfully completing will be upgraded to Associate level membership of the CIPD (Assoc CIPD).