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Learning & Development Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Q&A

Did you know that you can use the Apprenticeship Levy to fund CIPD accredited qualifications?

Taking an apprenticeship could be the perfect way to be sponsored through your CIPD qualifications. But how does it work?

Join us and our partners, Apprenticeship Recruitment Services for an informative Q&A session on HR and L&D apprenticeships. Find out more and BOOK to attend our next free webinar >

CIPD Approved

Using the Levy to fund an L&D Apprenticeship

Our team is here to support you to make the most out of the apprenticeship levy with our CIPD accredited learning and development programmes.

  • If you're a business, we provide flexible L&D apprenticeship programmes fully funded through the levy.
  • If you're an apprenticeship training provider, we can enhance your apprenticeship offering with our CIPD approved qualifications.

Our CIPD apprenticeship advisers will provide the support needed to make sure you fully understand the apprenticeship levy. We will work with you to tailor a programme which ensures that funds are being used to meet your business needs.

An Acacia Learning & Development Apprenticeship includes

  • A Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification in Learning and Development
  • A flexible approach to satisfy the 20% off-the-job training requirement
  • CIPD accredited trainers delivering high quality face-to-face sessions
  • Online learning resources to support learning anywhere at anytime
  • Scheduled monthly assessor check-ins with a L&D specialist for extra support
  • Networking and graduation events to broaden your employees L&D network

Learning & Development Consultant/Business Partner Apprenticeship (CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational L&D)

Your L&D Consultant apprentice will typically complete the programme in 20 months and achieve a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development. Throughout their programme they will develop their practice as an L&D professional, developing the following skills:

1. Developing professional practice in L&D
2. Understanding L&D within the context of your organisation
3. Developing business cases for L&D using data and metrics
4. Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions
5. Facilitating collective and social learning
6. Understanding organisation development
7. Implementing coaching and mentoring across an organisation

What to expect from a CIPD HR Apprenticeship L&D Apprenticeship

Who is a Learning & Development Apprenticeship for?

If your organisation has a wage bill of over £3 million a year, you will pay into the apprenticeship levy. Your company then has 24 months to invest this money or lose it.

If your company doesn’t pay into the apprenticeship levy, the government will still fund 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship.

Our expert team will support you to make effective use of the opportunity to:

  • Enhance the skills of your existing staff
  • Employ new talent
  • Maximise your return on investment

How is an L&D Apprenticeship Assessed?

To achieve the CIPD Certificate in either L&D Practice (Level 3) or Management (Level 5) you will have to complete six written assignments. At Level 3 there will also be practical elements of the assessment for example designing, delivering and evaluation training session. 

One of these written assignments will need to be extended into a long work based project which you will submit as part of your end point assessment. You will then participate in an hour-long professional discussion where you will demonstrate that you meet the learning objectives for a learning & development apprenticeship.  

Find out more about the apprenticeship levy here: #fireitup

Contact our team now to find out how your organisation can make the most of the apprenticeship programmes in HR and L&D.

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