Embracing Learning and Development within your business

Posted: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 10:52

As a business we know the importance of training employees within an organisation, but training the training department is vital. 

Although there are many categories of training such as management training and/or sales training, employees with Learning and Development skills are a significant asset to any organisation. The new Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard can offer traditional training approaches, such as on-the-job training and group workshops, which have proven to be beneficial for many. Enhancing skills development through the use of Learning and Development will become even more important in the years to follow as business are always looking for ways to ‘stay on top of the game’ in order to remain competitive in the market.  

With the continuing growth of business expansion and development, individuals are requiring to advance their knowledge and understanding in order to help themselves grow and succeed. Not only do they require the knowledge and understanding themselves, but to be able to pass this knowledge down on to other existing and future employees.

So, what does the new Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3 Standard cover?

On commencement, apprentices are required to start developing their Learning Journal. This activity will continue for the whole duration of the apprenticeship – up to the EPA gateway. The apprentice is encouraged to be creative in the methods used to create and record in their journal. This may include use of digital and learning technologies, such as blogs, video diaries, and social media, or the more traditional paper based methods. The journal is a compulsory component of the apprenticeship that feeds directly into the end-point assessment Learning Journal Presentation. The standard also covers foundation theories and technical expertise and models that underpin effective adult learning and group behaviour. Business and Commercial understanding, L&D function and Management, information and technology to name a few. 

But what does this mean for your organisation?

Businesses embracing the Learning and Development open multiple opportunities to grow as a business. Here’s just a few examples how we help you to do that:  

  • Working with individuals to identify weaknesses as an organisation so they can strengthen and develop their skills, resulting in improved proficiency for both the individual and the company.
  • Coaching organisations to attract and retain a skilled workforce in an ever competitive market.
  • Helping to ensure that the skills developed are matched to the company’s future needs through training the employees using competitive intelligence to stay ahead of your competitors. Learning and Development helps you so you can help others. 

As a levy payer you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of what you put in, and with Learning and Development, you get just that. What better way to embrace the Apprenticeship Levy than to invest in helping your own organisation. 

Employers wishing to embrace the Learning and Development Apprenticeship should contact Intec on ‚Äč0808 100 1155 for more information.