Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment


Launch your career as a Learning & Development Practitioner with Exalt-Training

Become a Learning & Development Practitioner Level 3 Apprentice and launch your career in this exciting field.

The Learning & Development Practitioner Level 3 Apprenticeship is a great way to launch your career in this exciting field. You will gain the skills and experience you need to become a successful Learning & Development Practitioner, while working alongside experienced professionals who will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

As a Learning & Development Practitioner, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering training and development programs. You will also be responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of these programs and making recommendations for improvement.

Awarding Body

  • Self-awareness
  • Management of self
  • L & D practice
  • L & D cycle, L&D R&Rs
  • Communication
  • Building Relationships
  • The Organisation
  • Learning needs analysis
  • Planning learning
  • EDI & Differentiation
  • Methods of Delivery
  • Coaching & feedback
  • Measuring the Impact of Learning
  • Data & IT
  • Policies & Processes
  • EPA Preparation
  • 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: 15 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, where you will be required to demonstrate that you can carry out the duties of an adult care worker in a simulated work environment.
  • Career prospects: You may have the opportunity to progress to further career opportunities, such as Dental practice manager,
    Dental business owner, or a Dental consultant.
  • Support available:
    • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
    • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey,
    • Easy onboarding, and induction process,
    • 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 L&D Practitioner must know and understand:

  • Foundation level theories and models that underpin effective adult learning and group behaviour. For example, training/learning cycle, group dynamics, continuing professional development, evaluation.
  • How different learning delivery channels – face-to-face, blended or digital – contribute to effective learning.
  • How to measure the impact of a learning intervention on delegates, eg L1/L2 Kirkpatrick, improvement in skills.
  • The latest learning practice.
  • How diversity and inclusion influences the planning and delivery of L&D interventions.

Clinical frameworks, guidelines and processes for:

  • establishing high quality patient care/customer service standards
  • managing the patient journey
  • managing patient records and databases (updates, recalls, governance)
  • The various L&D roles that may be required for effective learning and development in an organisation.
  • Their roles and responsibilities within the L&D structure.
  • The policies and processes required for effective organisation learning.
  • The role of data to analyse learning needs and ensure effective delivery.
  • How internal information systems can support learning.
  • How technology supports learning, including understanding of digital platforms / delivery channels as relevant.

A L&D Practitioner must be able to

  • Identify and analyse learning needs: establish team and individual capability and learning gaps, in line with organisational performance outcomes and to enable effective evaluation.
  • Use sound questioning and active listening skills to understand requirements and establish root causes i.e. establishing that it really is a learning/training need, before developing L&D solutions.
  • Consult with stakeholders to draw out relevant information and provide feedback to inform learning and training needs requirements.
  • Use effective analytical skills to seek out and analyse information.
  • Take ownership through to resolution, escalating complex situations as appropriate.
  • Design, construct and structure training / learning resources to meet a variety of needs, which will include:
  • Research of delivery options and resources including digital / online / blended solutions (including identifying existing resources)
  • Planning programmes / sessions / modules
  • Selecting appropriate delivery methods
  • Designing creative, engaging, appropriate, and inclusive learning activities (could be e-learning, digital collaboration, group sessions, blended etc.)
  • Developing materials and resources to support learning.
  • Confidently engage all learners in structured learner-centered training, primarily of ‘content-driven’ training resources.
  • Plan, organise and prepare for a training/learning event/intervention in a timely fashion.
  • Interact with learners of varying abilities, using a broad range of techniques and carefully planned and executed questioning techniques.
  • Facilitate and deliver learning in a face-to-face, blended and digital environment as appropriate.
  • Monitor a learner’s progress and deliver motivational and developmental feedback.
  • Manage participation, attitudes and behaviours to reach learning objectives.
  • Use effective coaching skills to enable learners to achieve learning objectives.
  • Evaluate the impact of learning solutions – measure and assess development initiatives for effectiveness, business relevance, efficiency, and continually seek ways to improve learning solutions.
  • Build evaluation mechanisms for learning outcomes including the use of quantitative and qualitative feedback where appropriate.
  • Apply techniques to analyse the impact of training from learners’ experience.
  • Communicate and influence through a range of media e.g. phone, face-to-face, email, online / virtual, adapting their style to their audience.
  • Build trust and sound relationships with customers/learners/colleagues.
  • Handle conflict and sensitive situations professionally and confidentially.
  • Consistently support colleagues / collaborate within the team and L&D to achieve results.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with others in the L&D team, HR and the wider business as required.

A L&D Practitioner must demonstrate

  • Proactively look, listen and question to understand and learn.
  • An interest in innovative ideas and techniques, seeking and taking on board feedback, identifying areas for self-development.
  • A willingness to explore and take risks to learn something new.
  • Consideration of the needs of others alongside the needs of the business.
  • They act with integrity and demonstrate organisational values in the way they interact with others.
  • They deliver the outcomes of their work through co-design, with a willingness. to question and challenge as appropriate.
  • An energy and enthusiasm for their work, ensuring the focus is always on delivering the best learning outcomes and impacts.
  • Responsiveness and flexibility to changing business and learner needs.
  • Personal resilience to manage competing priorities.
  • Confidence in delivery.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test 

Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).

Professional Discussion

To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments

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