Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner Level 5

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.

Learning and Development Consultants can be involved in:

  • Organisational development
  • Digital / blended learning
  • Resourcing
  • Talent management
About this Standard

Typical job roles for this standard would be: –

  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Head of Learning and Development
  • Director of Learning and Development

Delivery of the Training: –

Knowledge-based off-the-job training will take place once a month along with portfolio-building days each month. The Apprentices’ allocated Learning and Development Coach will issue monthly action plans and complete workplace visits in addition to the off-the-job training and portfolio-building days.

Progress Reviews will take place with the Apprentice, Manager and L&D Coach every 12 weeks to monitor progress and ensure the Apprentice is on target to achieve by the planned end date.

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include five GCSEs, (especially English and Mathematics) relevant qualifications and experience.

The length of this apprenticeship standard will typically be 18-24 months.

Models of Assessment

EPA 1 – Work based Project with Professional Discussion (75 minutes (+/- 10%)
Work based Project – The apprentice must submit the following evidence within five months of the Gateway date:
• Formal business report of 5000 words (+/- 10%)

Professional Discussion – will last 75 minutes and will be based on the grading of the work-based project. There will be 10 to 12 questions (from the CIPD question bank) to test competence according to the content of the project and any knowledge, skills or behaviours that may not be evident.

EPA 2 – Presentation (20 minutes) and Q&A on Learning Journal (25 minutes) Learning Journal – The assessor will review the apprentice’s learning journal prior to the presentation to get an impression of the apprentice’s critical thinking skills and how they’ve developed and achieved against the different areas of competence set out in the standard.

The presentation must focus on how the apprentice demonstrates the skills, knowledge and behaviours within the standard mapped to this assessment method, giving competency-based examples of how they have demonstrated these. The presentation will be delivered via zoom video conferencing and should last 25 minutes (-/+ 10%).

20% off the job training is a mandatory requirement when completing any Apprenticeship Standard.

A timetable of sessions is available by contacting our Recruitment Team on 0115 9835823 or Info@Prostartuk.co.uk

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