CIPD Foundation Award – Learning and Development and the Organisation
*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
To be effective, learning and development (L&D) practitioners must understand the organisations they work in or with, and the external factors which impact on those organisations. Without this understanding there is a danger that L&D activities may not be appropriate for the context in which they are delivered or may be unbalanced in terms of addressing both individual AND organisational needs and benefitting all parties. This unit enables learners to develop their understanding of organisations, the reasons they are established and the factors that differentiate them, and their operating environments. Having built a sound base of knowledge about organisations, the unit moves on to look at some different ways L&D is positioned and the typical services L&D provides. Finally, the unit assists learners to consider and evaluate the important question of how L&D can support the achievement of organisational goals.
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 develop their understanding of organisations and the organisational context of L&D.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand different types of organisations and their operating environments.
- Understand different ways L&D is positioned within organisations.
- Understand how L&D can support the achievement of organisational objectives.
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 different types of organisations and their operating environments.||1.1 Explain different reasons why organisations are established and different ways of categorising them.
1.2 Describe different ways organisations are structured and reasons for this.
1.3 Use an analysis tool to identify the external factors which impact on how an organisation operates.
|2 Understand different ways L&D is positioned within organisations.
|2.1 Describe different ways L&D services are arranged within, or accessed externally by organisations.
2.2 Explain the factors which affect how organisations arrange or access L&D services.
|3 Understand how L&D can support the achievement of organisational objectives.||3.1 Describe a range of services provided by L&D and for whom they are typically provided.
3.2 Evaluate how L&D can support the achievement of organisational objectives.
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