Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner Level 5 Apprenticeship
Launch Your Career as a Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner with Exalt-Training
Gain the skills and experience you need to become a successful Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner, with the support of our experienced mentors.
The Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner Level 5 Apprenticeship is a fantastic way to launch your career in learning and development. You will gain the skills and experience you need to become a successful Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner while working alongside experienced professionals who will help you develop your skills and knowledge.
As a Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner, you will be responsible for:
- Advising organisations on their learning and development needs
- Designing and delivering learning and development programs
- Measuring the effectiveness of learning and development programs
- Working with stakeholders to ensure that learning and development programs are aligned with organizational goals
This apprenticeship is a fantastic way to gain the skills and experience you need to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Businesses of all sizes
- Government agencies
- Educational institutions
- Non-profit organisations
The apprenticeship is also a fantastic way to develop your transferable skills, such as:
If you are passionate about helping others learn and grow, then a Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner Level 5 Apprenticeship is a fantastic way to launch your career. With the right training and experience, you can positively impact the lives of others and the world around you.
- Business Understanding
- Technical Expertise
- L&D Consultancy
- Management Information and Technology
- Developing a learning culture
- Budget/Resource Management
- Relationship Management
- Facilitation Skills
- Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
- Online delivery with live teaching and catch-ups if you can’t make a session
- Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey
- Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team
- Easy onboarding and induction process
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- Duration: 18 Months
- Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. You will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
- Assessment: Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be assessed on your practical skills and knowledge. The final assessment will take the form of a synoptic assessment.
- Career prospects: You may have the opportunity to progress to further career opportunities, such as Learning & Development Consultant Business Partner, Learning & Development Manager, or Chief Learning Officer.
- Support available:
- Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
- Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey,
- Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
Why study with Exalt?
Focused: Precision in Every Endeavor
We are architects of precision. We sculpt programs with meticulous attention, tailoring each facet to meet precise aims and unique requirements. When we commit, we do so resolutely, sparing no effort to ensure your journey is not just remarkable, but remarkable for you.
Collaborative: A Symphony of Success
Alone, we can accomplish much. Together, we can redefine the boundaries of achievement. Collaboration is not just a buzzword; it’s the harmony that resonates within us. We stand shoulder to shoulder with stakeholders, nurturing mutual aspirations and embracing the extra mile as a testament to our unwavering unity.
Adaptable: Crafting Futures, One Need at a Time
In a world of constant change, we are the chameleons of education. Adapting is not just a choice; it’s in our DNA. From programs to platforms, timetables to personal aspirations, we bend and mold ourselves to accommodate the symphony of your needs, ensuring your growth knows no bounds.
Units Covered in the Apprenticeship
A Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner must know and understand:
- Paradigms, theories and models that underpin effective adult learning, group behaviour and learning culture, for example behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism, neuroscience.
- Legislation and policies that influence learning design and delivery
- The merits of different learning delivery channels to select an appropriate face-to-face, blended or digital solution.
- Current research and appropriate application of best practice and best fit solutions.
- The latest learning practice, trends and emerging thinking.
- Positively incorporating diversity and inclusion into learning and development interventions and processes. Researching and applying current best practice in this area.
- Change management methodologies and the principles of project management.
- Consultancy tools and techniques, for example the use of SWOT, 5 Whys, weighted matrix etc providing costed recommendations and projected impact, return on investment, return of expectation.
- Their organisation’s vision, mission, values, strategy, plans and stakeholders; its external market and sector and the opportunities, challenges and issues it faces.
- How business, learning and human resources key performance indicators and metrics build a clear picture of how the business is performing.
- The process of stakeholder mapping to define interactions with staff that are part of the learning needs analysis, design, delivery, and evaluation.
- How to measure the impact, return on investment and expectation of learning on the business.
- The learning and development structure required to meet business needs and whether this should be in-house, outsourced and how to source specialist expertise when required.
- The various learning and development roles, responsibilities and skills required to design and deliver face-to-face, blended or digital solutions.
- The policies and processes required for effective organisation learning.
- How to prepare, monitor and manage a budget.
- The collection of data and information, both qualitative and quantitative, to analyse learning needs, implement effective delivery and measure outcomes and impact.
- How to identify sources, trends and anomalies in data and information.
- How to shape internal information systems and how they play a role to support learning.
- How technology can support learning, including understanding of digital platforms and delivery channels as relevant to the role.
- Emerging technologies that can support effective learning.
A Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner must be able to:
- Work as a learning and development business partner or consultant across the whole organisation or key functions and relevant stakeholders as appropriate, to build insight into existing levels of capability against future requirements, identifying organisational skills gaps and risks.
- Use a range of techniques to obtain an initial brief from internal stakeholders and investigate and analyse data to validate the need for a learning intervention.
- Present a range of relevant and innovative solutions, logically and with credibility, to gain buy-in from senior stakeholders.
- Develop an organisational development, learning and development and succession plan that addresses gaps and fulfils skills, resourcing, talent, and future leadership needs in the partner and business area, accounting for changing internal and external environment, business and learner needs.
- Initiate the design of interventions and monitor implementation.
- Foster and develop an embedded culture of learning and continuous improvement (e.g., through using communication campaigns).
- Manage learning and knowledge transfer.
- Facilitate collective and social learning using innovative technological solutions.
- Influence management at all levels to collaborate and take responsibility for learning initiatives.
- Set up and manage action learning sets, coaching and mentoring programmes.
- Ensure quality of learning and training delivery through providing feedback to colleagues to ensure continuous improvement of self and others.
- Construct and manage a learning and development budget, project, intervention, including managing resources to effectively deliver.
- Identify and analyse potential cost savings to ensure maximum value.
- Effectively engage, negotiate, and manage third party suppliers.
- Support peer review and quality assurance procedures
- Report concerns about quality and safeguarding through appropriate channels
- Maintain the currency of their own knowledge and skills, with reference to workplace practice and feedback from others
- Build rapport and demonstrate the use of language patterns to facilitate and encourage discussions, debate, learning and decisions.
- Employ a range of questioning and listening skills to generate brainstorming, discussion, and debate, learning and decisions.
- Effectively manage challenging learner and group behaviours.
A Learning and development consultant business partner must demonstrate:
- Pro-actively seeking opportunities and feedback to develop their business acumen, improve their performance and overall capability.
- Probing and inquiring to delve deeper into opportunities, options, and solutions.
- A desire to understand and experiment with innovative ideas and techniques, identifying areas for self and wider development and improvements.
- That they act as a role model for learning within their organisation and across their networks.
- They are a trusted partner, acting with integrity, ensuring that clients, partners, and learners alike feel heard and are confident in their ability to deliver.
- They can enable different departments or stakeholders to effectively work together above their own agendas and priorities.
- They understand and apply the commercial context, realities and drivers behind learning needs and solutions.
- They are focused on outcomes and impacts.
- They develop ideas, insights, and solutions for defined business benefits.
- Personal resilience to manage competing priorities, ensuring that they deliver the outcomes of their work through co-design and a full understanding of the impact they have on others.
- The courage to hold a mirror up to the organisation when diagnosing solutions.
- Skilfully navigating through organisational and personal politics.
- Responsiveness and flexibility to changing internal and external environments and business needs.
- Being a role model for the learning and development profession, inspiring and galvanising others around learning solutions, ensuring that learning is embedded and delivers ambitious goals, outcomes, and timelines.
End Point Assessment (EPA)
Situational Judgement Test
Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).
To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments
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