Learning and Development Essentials (5OS03)




Additional Specialist Unit

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About this Unit

This unit provides the essential aspects of learning and development practice for those working in a people management focused role, recognising the connections within the organisation and how learning and development drives performance. It explores the stages of learning and development design, development and facilitation as well as alternative modes of learning to enhance learner engagement and support the business.

What will you learn

You will explore key themes and agendas that currently shape the provision of learning and development in organisations and compare the different ways in which it connects with other areas of organisations to support achievement of business goals and objectives. You will compare a range of learning and development methods including the different ways they can be blended to form engaging solutions to meet learning objectives. Additionally, you will discuss methods of group learning and facilitation and the importance of different contexts for learner engagement. You will also evaluate the potential benefits and risks of informal and self-directed learning.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management
  • —are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • —are working towards or working in a people manager role

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • Understand how learning and development connects with other areas of the organisation.
  • Understand the design of learning and development solutions.
  • Understand the importance of facilitating learning in different contexts.


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