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School Learning & Development Practitioner

Level: 3
Typical Duration: 18 months

Possible Job Role: CPD Lead, Training Coordinator, Training Office

Course Overview

School Learning and Development Practitioners are typically involved with identifying learning/training needs, designing/sourcing training and learning solutions, delivering and evaluating training, and working with school managers and stakeholders. The role’s focus is often on the practical delivery of training. The School Learning and Development Practitioner will typically have expertise and competence in their specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural.

They link the learning within their area of responsibility to school 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 learning and development such as learning design, e-learning or digital/blended learning.

Whichever of these is an area of focus; the learning and development practitioner is future-focused, understands the school’s context/culture and has a good grounding across the whole training and learning cycles. The role supports the learning and development function to contribute to and influence improved performance in the school at an individual, team and multi-academy trust level.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will hold a level 3 apprenticeship in Learning and Development. You will also be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Learning and Development Consultant Level 5
  • School Learning and Development Manager
  • School Learning and Development Specialist

Learning & Assessment

Apprentices will be assigned a dedicated tutor. The tutor will visit monthly in the workplace, as well as being on hand to support throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme. The frequency of these sessions may be more, depending on the needs of the apprentice.

End Point Assessment

Each learner will undergo ongoing assessment throughout the duration of their programme. The methods in which this apprenticeship are assessed are:

  • A work-based project with professional discussion
  • Presentation and Q&A based on learning journal

Entry Requirements

Individual employers may set their own criteria for this apprenticeship

Hire an Apprentice

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your organisation or you can up-skill your existing employees. If the employee is under 19 and your business has fewer than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute 5% towards the cost of the training. For any businesses paying into the levy, all training costs will be covered.


With our Talent Match recruitment service, Talent Bank, we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential prospects in order to ensure you only interview the most appropriate candidates for your vacancy – all free of charge.


We offer a dedicated virtual learning platform which allows learners to keep on track of their course. In addition to this, it allows our tutors and employers to keep up-to-date with the progression of learners.