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Apprenticeship description

What is the Level 3 Learning & Development Practitioner apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is ideal for those who plan and deliver training within their organisation or beyond. It focuses on theoretical concept of identifying training needs & planning effective, engaging training through a variety of media (e.g. face-to-face, online, and blended solutions), as well as practical skills of running training sessions and evaluation methods.

What’s involved in this apprenticeship?

Level 3 Learning & Development Practitioner apprentices will focus on:

  • Identifying training/learning needs
  • Design of training/learning resources
  • Practical skills when delivering training/learning resources
  • Evaluation methods
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

To build professional resilience into your workplace and business at every level, we can also offer:

  • Mental Health At Work
  • First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

All apprentices must hold Functional skills English Level 2 & Functional skills Maths Level 2 qualifications by the end of their apprenticeship.

How much does the apprenticeship cost?

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.

You can use your Apprentice Levy funding towards the cost of this apprenticeship. You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.

If you do not need to pay the levy, you pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. For this apprenticeship, this is £300. 

Additionally, there are also incentive payments for employers who hire a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021.

For full details on apprenticeship funding & incentive payments, please check the Government's website. To register for an apprenticeship service account to access funds or pay for training on the Government's website.

What are the benefits of the Level 3 Learning & Development Practitioner apprenticeship?

  1. Knowledgeable, confident staff: 

    Learning & Development Practitioner Level 3 apprentices will learn how to be:

    • Constant and Curious Learners - Proactively able to look, listen and question
    • Collaborative Partners - Working together to deliver organisational goals
    • Passionate and Agile Deliverers - Confident training professionals and able to adapt to changing learner and business needs.
  2. Resilient workforce: 

    To create a stronger workforce for today and tomorrow, our apprenticeships foster an apprentice's professional resilience and knowledge of safe working practices through our world-class first aid, clinical skills and mental health awareness courses.

  3. Unique to the third-sector: 

    St John Ambulance is a values-led organisation and we are proud of our heritage. We are the charity that steps forwards in the moments that matter and to support communities.  We have a unique position as a charity, employer and approved apprenticeship training provider. All all work is underpinned by our HEART values, which are embedded within all learning opportunities. This means the training apprentices receive will be firmly rooted in our values of humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork.

St John Ambulance's organisational values which spell heart, humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork.


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Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is the Level 3 Learning & Development Practitioner apprenticeship run?

All our apprenticeship programmes take a blended learning approach:

  • Face-to-face or webinar sessions
  • Online learning modules
  • Capturing work-based learning
  • Regular review meetings

How long will the apprenticeship last?

An Learning & Development Practitioner Level 3 apprenticeship takes 18 months to complete, plus a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA). To assess this apprenticeship, there is a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA). The learner’s progress will be assessed through a work-based project with professional discussion and a presentation

How is the apprenticeship assessed?

To assess this apprenticeship, there is a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA). The learner’s progress will be assessed through a work-based project with professional discussion and a presentation.

Who's eligible for the apprenticeship?

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice for the Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3 apprenticeship will have an area of technical, vocational or behavioural expertise in which the organisation needs others to acquire through training.

Anyone 16 years old or older can be an apprentice if they are not in full-time education or undertaking any other government-funded training. There is no upper age limit, making an apprenticeship an ideal way of upskilling your existing staff.

What’s next after an apprenticeship?

After their Learning & Development Practitioner Level 3 apprenticeship, your apprentice will have the skills, experience, and confidence they need to excel within your organisation or business and to teach and inspire others. They may progress to other roles such as a training development officer, training officer, learning centre supervisor, assessor, verifier work-based learning coordinator, learning and development adviser or a skills trainer/instructor.

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Course Summary

Level: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Location: Nationwide

Typical Duration: 18 months

End-Point Assessment Method:  Work-based project, professional discussion, and presentation

Mode of Delivery: Blended

Funding: Use your apprenticeship levy or pay £300 (for a non-levy paying organisation). Find out more

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