Learning and development contributes to improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. They have the commercial responsibility to align learning needs with the strategic ambitions and objectives of the business. They are also likely to lead on any learning and development related elements of business projects. The learning and development consultant business partner will often have expertise and competence in a specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural. Also, linking the work they do to the context and strategic priorities of the business and measure the outcomes and impact of any learning interventions, to demonstrate a return on investment and expectation.

18 – 24 Months

Some employers will prefer apprentices with level 4 qualifications or relevant work experience.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for those whom this is their primary language.

End Point assessment

Work based project with Professional Discussion: It should be a substantive piece of work, requiring the implementation of a learning and development solution to a real business problem – it should be based on real activity done in role (i.e. not simulated) to best demonstrated competence. The project report should describe what the apprentice did, how they did it and the outputs that resulted from the project. A professional discussion (75 min) about the work will then be undertaken.

Presentation and Q&A based on Learning Journal: 25-minute presentation of the key points from the Learning Journal followed by a 35-minute Q&A. The focus of the presentation is to provide an opportunity to demonstrate the attained skills, knowledge and behaviours, using examples from the journal that best evidence these, which might include lessons learned.

The learners can progress towards level 6 qualification or can start degree level studies or apprenticeship.

The successful apprentice may be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or any other professional body that recognises this apprenticeship within its membership criteria (membership is subject to the professional bodies own membership requirements).

Currently due to COVID 19 we are teaching online learning. All of our classes are conducted through online Microsoft Teams or Zoom. All of our assessments are also submitted through online systems and feedback is provided to the learners. If any learners will need extra support, we will provide 1-to-1 tutorials to meet their learning needs. However, we will move towards campus-based studies upon the government guidelines and needs of our employers and apprentices.