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Purpose and aim of unit
There are many different learning and development (L&D) roles and to be effective in any of them L&D practitioners require a wide range of skills and knowledge. Along with the essential technical skills of identifying learning needs, designing and delivering L&D activities and evaluating L&D, practitioners also need to understand the organisations they work for, or with, and the learners they support. Employer surveys also tell us that key work skills and behaviours are equally important, particularly communication skills, work-management behaviours, and collaborative working behaviours. This unit enables learners to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by L&D practitioners, and the importance of continuing professional development (CPD). It requires learners to undertake a self-assessment against identified requirements and devise their own personal/ professional development plan, detailing and justifying activities to facilitate their development as an L&D practitioner. To complete the plan, learners will update it with the outcomes of activities and their reflections on the learning gained.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in L&D
- are already working in the field of L&D and aim to re-assess and develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours as an L&D practitioner
- engage in CPD to enhance their professional practice.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of L&D practitioners.
- Be able to devise a plan to meet own learning and development needs.
- Be able to implement and review own learning and development plan.
To achieve this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1 Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of L&D practitioners.
|1.1 Describe different L&D roles and titles.
1.2 Explain the technical knowledge and skills required of L&D practitioners.
1.3 Explain the importance of effective communication skills for L&D practitioners.
1.4 Explain work-management and collaborative-working behaviours and why these are important for L&D practitioners.
1.5 Explain the concept and importance of CPD for L&D practitioners.
|2 Be able to devise a plan to meet own learning and development needs.
|2.1 Undertake a self-assessment against the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required of L&D practitioners and identify own L&D needs.
2.2 Select and justify L&D activities to meet own identified needs and devise a plan for putting these into practice.
|3 Be able to implement and review own learning and development plan.
|3.1 Implement own development plan, recording outcomes of, and own reflections on selected activities.
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