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Learning and Development Practitioner

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Course Level

Level 3

Course Duration

Typically 18 months



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Whats involved.

Course Overview

Our Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to perform as effectively in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural. It also provides the learner the opportunity to progress into specific areas of learning and development such as; learning design, e-learning, or digital/blended learning, if they desire to.

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Whats involved.

What will you learn?

Module 1

Technical Expertise

Theories and models that underpin effective adult learning and group behaviour.

Module 2

Business & Commercial Understanding

The commercial context and drivers and process behind learning needs and solutions.

Module 3

Learning & Development Function

Their roles and responsibilities within the L&D structure.

Module 4

Management Information & Technology

How technology supports learning, including understanding of digital platforms and delivery channels as relevant.

Module 5


Establish team and individual capability and learning gaps, in line with organisational performance outcomes and to enable effective evaluation.

Module 6


Design, construct and structure training and learning resources to meet a variety of needs.

Module 7


Facilitate and deliver learning in a face-to-face, blended and digital environment as appropriate.

Module 8


Apply techniques to analyse the impact of training from learners’ experience.

Module 9

Communication & Interpersonal

Handle conflict and sensitive situations professionally and confidentially.

Module 10

Teamwork & Collaboration

Build and maintain strong working relationships with others in the L&D team, HR and the wider business as required.

Module 11

Constant & Curious Learner

Proactively look, listen and question to understand and learn.

Module 12

Collaborative Partner

Consideration of the needs of others alongside the needs of the business.

Module 13

Passionate & Agile Deliverer

Energy and enthusiasm for their work, ensuring the focus is always on delivering the best learning outcomes and impacts.


Where next?

Progression opportunities

All of the courses we offer at GBS Apprenticeships are aimed to help progress your continuous professional development.

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a Learning and Development Practitioner. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you may consider higher apprenticeships or additional professional qualifications and training.

What now?

Can I apply for this course?

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

Some of the requirements may be:

  • Typically have five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.
  • Have been a resident in the UK/ Level 5 EEA/EU for the last 3 years.
  • Have Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Be able to meet the programme modules through their job role.


How apprenticeships work for Employers?

From the outset, we communicate with you to find out exactly what your organizational requirements are, then find the best fit for the business and an individual who will bring value to the role instantly.


We want to engage with you

We will meet you in the first instance to find out exactly what your business needs from an apprentice, whilst ensuring that you have all the information you need from the outset.


Free recruitment

We will source high quality candidates that not only meet your organizational needs, but have the best personality fit and abilities to contribute to your office dynamics.


Ongoing support

Not only will we induct the apprentice, but we will offer ongoing support to both your business and the learner. We hold regular one-to-one sessions with our apprentices to ensure they are on the right track.


Delivery is important

We are versatile in our approach to teaching as we know every business has different needs, so we offer both academy-style support on a weekly basis, as well as distance-learning in the form of webinars.

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