Learning and Development Consultant Apprenticeship
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Professional and Adult Learning Level 5 Hele Road 18-24 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Learning & Development (L&D) Consultant/ Business Partner  is accountable for ensuring L&D contributes to, and influences, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. They also have the commercial responsibility to align learning needs with the strategic ambitions and objectives of the business. They are agents for change, influencing key stakeholders, making decisions and recommendations on what the business can / should do in an L&D context. They are also likely to lead on any L&D-related elements of business projects.

The L&D Consultant / Partner will often have expertise and competence in a specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural. They link 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/expectation.

The role can be a generalist L&D or more specialist, where the focus and in-depth expertise is in a specific area such as organisation development, digital / blended learning, resourcing, or talent management. Whichever the area of focus, the role requires a good grounding across all areas of L&D, and is business and future focused.

What topics will I study?

  • Developing Professional Practice in Learning & Development
  • Understanding the Context of Learning & Development
  • Using Information, Metrics and Developing Business Cases for Learning & Development
  • Implementing Coaching & Mentoring • Facilitating Collective & Social Learning
  • Developing Leadership & Management Skills
  • Managing the Learning & Development Business Function

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry. 

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • Our award-winning Learning Centres give you round-the-clock access to college notes as well as a huge range of online books and resources to help you with your studies.
  • We've gained national recognition for outstanding employer and apprentice support. You can also benefit from our links to over 200 employers within this sector.

What can the course lead on to?

Learning and Development professionals have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the private, public and third sector. 

Some apprentices go into employment and may be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

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