Learning & Development Level 3

What is this Course about?

The Advanced Diploma in Learning and Development is for people working in, or looking to enter roles in a learning and development environment. It has been developed by LLUK to replace the Learning and Development NVQs. This course is available to anyone working in accredited or non-accredited learning (where people may train and assess skills but do not assess for a qualification), The course is ideal if you are either looking for work in Learning and Development or if you want to further develop your skills and experience within the profession.

 What Will I Learn?

To achieve the diploma there are a number of elements you will need to complete. This is called a framework and consists of two main components’: –

  • Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development,
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT (minimum of level 2).

The Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development will be carried out whilst you are working and carrying out your daily activities. Evidence will be collected by your Vocational Coach to show that your current role meets the minimum national standards within the industry. Your Vocational Coach will ask you to supply evidence on daily tasks and duties to support your electronic portfolio of evidence.

You will also be required to complete a number of workbooks and assignments relating to your current role to demonstrate the knowledge you have learned. The number of assignments will be dependent on the units you choose. If you are completing the TAQA units as part of this qualification you will also need to have at least 2 learners undertaking learning with yourself to complete the unit requirements.

Functional skills English, Maths and ICT will provide you with the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work. At Xtp we are committed to developing these skills throughout your time with us. You will receive an initial assessment and, if you have not already achieved A*- C GCSE in these subjects, you will be supported in working towards this during your time with us. If you have already achieved A*- C, you will continue to have these vital skills developed within your chosen course.

In Addition to the main components’ you will also learn about: –

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR),
  • Personal learning and thinking skills. (PLTS).

How long is the course and where will it be taught?

The length will vary according to the workplace and individual, although there is an expectation that it will be completed within 12 months. A Vocational Coach will visit you in your workplace to train, assess and review you on a regular basis.

How Much Will It Cost?

If you don’t already have a qualification at Level 4 or above, this course will be fully supported depending on funding availability and eligibility*. There is also an expectation that you continue to make good progress and complete on target to be eligible to continue to receive funding from the government.

Entry Requirements

Since the framework may involve working with children/young people and/or vulnerable adults, entrants must be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. It would also be advantageous for entrants to have successfully completed relevant academic & vocational qualifications.

What Will I Achieve?

You will achieve a Full Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Learning & Development. 

Where Can I Go Next?

On successful completion of this course there are a number of opportunities for further study, advanced levels, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto: a Higher Level Diploma programme in Leadership & Management. 

How do I Apply? …

Contact the Business Support Team at Xtp on 0843 509 4020. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and offer you further information, advice and guidance.

* Subject to eligibility. In addition to the eligibility criteria funding is also dependent on you being in permanent employment and your employer agreeing to give you the time to complete your qualification during your normal hours of work.