Learning and Development Practitioner

Level 3 Apprenticeship

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This level 3 apprenticeship is designed to support the identification of training needs to meet organisational objectives.
Create a culture of continuous growth and shape organisations with a CIPD Qualification and Foundation Membership through Babington.

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Introduction to the course

This programme is designed for those that are involved in the identification of learning and training needs and will design or source appropriate training that meets the organisational needs. The role of an L&D Practitioner may contribute to a specific field using their expertise linking learning to their area of responsibility.

Other roles may be more specialist with a focus on specific areas of learning and development, including, learning design, e-learning or blended learning. All practitioners should contribute to, and influence, improved performance within the workplace.

This apprenticeship’s duration is 12 months, followed by a maximum of 3 months of End-Point Assessment.

This apprenticeship involves 5 themes:

  • Business Environment
  • Learning and Development
  • Recruitment, Selection and Performance Management
  • Ethical Principles
  • Project Management

Learner outcomes

Learners will develop their understanding of the foundation level theories that underpin effective learning and group behaviour whilst exploring the impact different learning delivery channels have when contributing to effective learning.

By understanding the latest learning practices practitioners will be able to identify and analyse learning needs, design, construct and structure training resources to meet a variety of needs developing their skills to be able to facilitate, monitor and coach learning to achieve the learning objectives.


Learners will be assessed through on-programme learning before progressing to the End-Point Assessment, where they will be required to complete:

  • A work-based project with professional discussion
  • Presentation with Q&A

Learners must achieve Level 2 English and Mathematics before completing the programme.

Future job roles

  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Talent Manager

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Those new to supporting the learning and development function or working alongside HR departments to establish organisational learning and development plans. Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.

What’s next?

This programme supports ongoing professional development where learners may choose to complete the Level 5 Learning and Development Consultant/Business Partner apprenticeship.

Your CIPD Qualification and Membership

As Babington are a CIPD Approved Centre, on completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice*. This allows you to gain the CIPD Foundation Membership, which helps to establish your impact in the workplace. It shows you’re applying your knowledge to support your people team and your organisation and is the cornerstone from which you’ll build your credibility in the people profession. As this qualification leads to a CIPD Membership, you’ll gain a lifelong career partner, and be recognised for your knowledge and professionalism.

*Please note, this CIPD qualification may be subject to additional fees.

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