L&D Practitioners are typically involved with identifying learning / training needs, designing / sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with stakeholder / business area managers. The role focus is often on the practical delivery of training.
The L&D Practitioner will typically have expertise and competence in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural e.g. use of software, food preparation, working in teams. They link the learning within their area of responsibility to business objectives and performance, understanding the learning cycle and working by it.
The role can be more specialist, with a focus on and requiring in-depth expertise in a specific area of L&D such as learning design, e-learning or digital / blended learning. Whichever of these is an area of focus; the L&D Practitioner is future focused, understands the business context / culture and has a good grounding across the whole training and learning cycles.
The L&D Practitioner role typically exists in a wide range of organisations including private, public and third sector. The L&D Practitioner role supports the learning and development (L&D) function to contribute to, and influence, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. Typically, the role would work alongside colleagues who specialise in Human Resources (i.e. employee relations, reward, recruitment) often supported by an L&D Administrator (more junior role) and report to an L&D Business Partner / Consultant / Manager. L&D Practitioners often work with Subject Matter Experts in different parts of the business.
The length of this apprenticeship should typically be 18 – 24 months.
Individual employers may set any entry requirements typically an apprentice will have an area of technical, vocational or behavioural expertise in which the organisation needs others to acquire through training.
Where an apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.