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Learning and Development Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

​There are a number of components that make up a Learning and Development Advanced Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.


Advanced Apprenticeship in Learning and Development, which includes:


  • A combined competence and knowledge qualification: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2

    The apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working in a Learning and Development environment, such as understanding the principles and practice of Learning and Development and improving your own performance. There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role which could include:

    • Facilitating learning for groups and individuals
    • Assessing competence and skills in the workplace
    • Identifying learning needs
    • Planning learning and development opportunities
    • Developing and preparing leaning and development resources
    • Engaging learners and employers
    • Evaluating learning and development

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      About The Training

      ​Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:

      • Observation
      • Examination of case history
      • Product evidence
      • Witness testimony
      • Questioning

      All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.

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      What About The Future?

      ​The Advanced Apprenticeship provides a sound basis for people to undertake further learning and development of their careers in the Learning and Development sector. Progression could be to higher level courses and qualifications or more senior roles, including into other areas such as management, wider HR, finance and project management.

      Examples of higher level courses and/or Higher Education opportunities may include (but are not limited to) professional degrees (such as a teaching-related degree) and other awards in the learning and development sector, and professional qualifications and awards of other bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

      It is expected that almost all apprentices will advance their career through further

      development and progression and that opportunities exist across all sectors of industry to achieve this.

      Further Information

      ​Entry requirements: You must be employed in a learning and development environment carrying out learning and development tasks for at least 16 hours per week.

      Learners may progress into the Advanced Level Apprenticeship through a number of routes including:

      • Relevant previous work experience and training, or volunteering;
      • Vocational qualifications (e.g. introductory teaching qualifications, Foundation Learning, and other apprenticeships);
      • Academic qualifications (e.g. GCSEs, Diplomas etc).

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