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Learning and Development Level 3 - Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship, GCS Training
Level 3
Jubilee Court
24 months
Telephone: 01792 284400 (Jubilee Court)


Learning and Development is primarily for those who have just started in training and assessing, who are looking for an accredited qualification to support the development of their professional practice. 

Key information

The apprenticeship can be delivered on a one-to-one basis or in a group, depending on the organisational and learner needs. Funding is available through the apprenticeship framework subject to availability.


In total, the apprenticeship consists of five units:

  • Understand the principles and practices of learning and development
  • Plan and prepare specific learning and development opportunities
  • Develop and prepare resources for learning and development
  • Reflect on and improve own practice in learning and development

Learners can then choose one of the following units:

  • Facilitate learning and development in groups
  • Facilitate learning and development for individuals 

Level 3 Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector qualification or PGCE

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, learners will be required to complete a workbook covering the theory, practice and principles of learning and development, before moving on to session planning and preparing resources.

Learners will also be observed delivering learning to a group or individual in a work-based setting, as well as be required to assess their own skills and knowledge in learning and development. They will also be expected to prepare a personal development plan for themselves, and keep a reflective journal to identify areas of good practice and improvement.