Learning and development practice qualification overview

This qualification is designed to develop and confirm performance for Learning and Development Practitioners, so they have the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviours to work effectively in a learning and development environment.

On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role, and make a positive contribution to their employment.

This qualification will support progression of learners to:

  • increased responsibility or promotion opportunities in work
  • level 4/5 vocational qualifications in learning and development, management, quality and improvement
  • apprenticeships for Management, Learning and Skills Teacher, Learning and Development Consultant/Business Partner
  • learning and development or management related job roles

OAL Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development Practice – 601/3966/4

It is designed for learners who are looking to learn and apply their skills in a learning and development practitioner role. Learners who have some experience of providing training or learning and wish to continue their professional development will also benefit from the skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviours that this qualification provides.

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Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to learn and apply their skills in a learning and development practitioner role. Learners who have some experience of providing training or learning and wish to continue their professional development will also benefit from the skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviours that this qualification provides.

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.

Assessment

The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Portfolio of evidence

Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. Assessment of skills will involve the observation of learner performance carrying out a learning and development practitioner’s role in the workplace.

All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification. Externally quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL.

This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this Diploma are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.