L&D Consultant/Business Partner Level 5

Duration: 18 – 24 Months

Delivery: Online, Face to Face or Both

Start Dates: Monthly

Overview

An 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. A learning & development consultant/business partner is also likely to lead on any L&D-related elements of business projects. The L&D Consultant / Partner will often have expertise and competence in a specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural. They link the work they do to the context and strategic priorities of the business and measure the outcomes and impact of any learning interventions, to demonstrate a return on investment/expectation.

The role can be a generalist L&D or more specialist, where the focus and in-depth expertise is in a specific area such as organisation development, digital/ blended learning, resourcing, or talent management. Whichever the area of focus, the role requires a good grounding across all areas of L&D, and is business and future focused.

Details of the programme

This apprenticeship usually takes 18 – 24 months to complete.

The key modules included in the programme typically cover:

  • Information, metrics and developing a business case
  • Implementing coaching and mentoring
  • The context of learning and development
  • Organisational development
  • Developing professional practice in L&D
  • Consultancy skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Developing Leadership & Management Skills

The End Point Assessment Process

Assessment Gateway

After a minimum of 12 months on the programme, at the assessment gateway, your employer will make the decision that you are ready to undertake the endpoint assessment.
Before going forward for endpoint assessment, you must have:

  • Achieved Level 2 English, maths (if not held)
  • Met the set skills, knowledge and behaviours of the standard
  • Achieved 20% off the job requirement
  • Final Project
End Point Assessment

Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to endpoint assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation.
The End Point assessment components are:

  • Project with professional discussion
  • Presentation/Q&A based on learning journal

All components of the endpoint assessment must be completed and an endpoint assessment grade
will be determined by the endpoint assessor.

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