What is it?
The Learning and Development Apprenticeship provides professional development for anyone working in a Learning and Development role. The flexibility of the units of the qualification allows it to be suitable to develop the skills of assessors, trainers, tutors and facilitators working in a range of sectors and situations including:
- Employability Training
- Adult Learning
- Workforce Development
- HR Departments
The Learning and Development Apprenticeship is avail to anyone self employed, or employed (for 16 hours or more) who wants to develop their knowledge and skills in training and assessment.
What does it include?
It includes the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development as well as essential skills in literacy and numeracy (although exemptions apply if GCSE certificates can be provided) and the exciting new Digital Literacy Essential Skill at Level 2, which teaches of the use digital tools for collaboration and efficiency.
Units are chosen based on personal and career goals.
For work based assessors, the qualification includes the Assessor qualification (AVA units) planning and facilitating learning with individuals; engaging with and meeting the needs of employers.
Assessors benefit through developing up to date knowledge and skills to enable them to support and progress their own learners undertaking vocational qualifications in the workplace. They learn teaching techniques to facilitate learning that meeds employer needs. Assessors grow in confidence and ability to enable the delivery of high quality learning programmes.
Tutor / Trainer Pathway
For tutors and trainers, the units can include the development of learning resources, planning learning sessions, facilitating learning in groups and engaging learners in the learning process.
Trainers and tutors benefit through developing learning sessions and resources that meet learners (and employers where applicable) needs. They grow in confidence and the quality of their delivery improves to allow progress and achievement of their own learners.
How long will it take and what will I have to do during that time?
The apprenticeship will take approximately 12-18 months to complete.
Monthly meetings with your assessor will enable support the development of knowledge and skills through research, project based learning, questioning and reflecting on your own practice.
We include three workshops to help develop key knowledge and skills including:
- Vocational Learning – the learning cycle, motivation, roles and responsibilities, giving feedback, reflective practice
- Effective Assessment – planning assessment, monitoring progress, holistic assessment, making assessment decisions, the importance of quality assurance
- Inclusive Learning – initial assessment, overcoming barriers to learning, facilitating the learning process
Panda are working in partnership with ALS Ltd (formerly Acorn Learning Solutions) to deliver Learning and Development Apprenticeships in Wales.
For more information about the course, please contact Rachel@pandaeducation.co.uk or on 02921679037