Learning & Development Practitioner

Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3

Learning & Development (L&D) professionals play a critical role within any organisation, contributing to and influencing the performance of an individual, a team and the wider business. We have created the L&D Practitioner Level 3 apprenticeship programme with industry specialist Trainers to ensure that the learning experience you receive is the best it can be.

Whether you’re just starting your L&D career or have more experience and are looking to advance your skills, we have the right programme for you to help you succeed.

Learning & Development Practitioner


18 Months


About the programme

Throughout the apprenticeship you’ll be supported by highly skilled, sector expert trained staff, helping you every step of the way. Our exciting 18 month blended learning programme will help you achieve your future career goals by providing the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a successful L&D practitioner.

The programme has been designed with expert trainers so that you benefit from up-to-date industry knowledge and L&D best practice. 

During the apprenticeship we’ll help you build and develop the essential skills to manage day-to-day L&D activities from identifying learning and training needs, sourcing solutions and delivering then evaluating training.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

If you’re just starting your L&D career or are looking to advance your skills ready for the next step in your development, this programme could be just what you’re looking for. The apprenticeship is designed for those involved in identifying learning or training needs and the practical elements of delivering training, providing the foundation for your future development in an L&D role.

Typically, the apprenticeship is for those who are working alongside colleagues in HR teams (such as employee relations, reward, recruitment) and you’ll often be working with different teams across the business.

Apprentices we work with are working in a similar L&D role with a grasp of technical, vocational and behavioural expertise. You’ll need to be able to have the opportunity in your role to demonstrate that there is a need for the apprenticeship and you’ll be able to apply your knowledge, skills and behaviours into your day-to-day work.

What you’ll learn

You’ll master new skills to become a successful L&D practitioner able to support and improve the performance of the workplace with trained and skilled staff. We’ll help and support you to develop a broad range of skills across the essential and core elements of a strong L&D practitioner.

Learning topics include:

  • Business and commercial understanding
  • Technical expertise
  • L&D function
  • Identification of training/ learning needs
  • Evaluation

If you don’t have Level 2 English and Maths, you’ll need to achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment. We have a specialist team and experts in place to help and guide you through this if it is required.

    How you’ll learn

    During the 18 month blended learning programme you’ll have the dedicated support of our CIPD sector expert staff to train, help and guide you through your journey.

    You’ll benefit from a rich learning experience of the highest quality, with a range of learning techniques and approaches to help you progress through your apprenticeship. You’ll learn through:

    • Classroom workshops
    • Webinars
    • 1-2-1 support including coaching and information, advice and guidance from sector experts
    • Assignments and self-study activities
    • Progress reviews, including a pre-gateway and final gateway review
    • End point assessment preparation and support

    Our programme is delivered as either:

    • Open cohorts of apprentices scheduled regularly in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds; and
    • Closed employer specific cohorts across England

    You will also record and track learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.

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