*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
The role of the learning and development (L&D) function is changing due to a number of factors, including paradigm shifts in learning, advances in our understanding of how people learn, new technologies, business strategies and the emergence of new roles for L&D professionals. The aim of this core unit is to familiarise the learners with current trends and practices in L&D and to enable them to develop a sound and comprehensive understanding of the core knowledge, skills and behaviours required by L&D professionals, whatever their role. Current trends and practices in L&D will be examined along with a consideration of a range of roles and career paths. The unit, with reference to the CIPD’s Profession Map, will consider a number of the wider performance requirements, including work management, project management, creative problem-solving, teamwork and building effective professional relationships. Learners will be supported in assessing their strengths and development areas against L&D practice capabilities. They will be guided in developing the knowledge and skills required to identify development objectives, and in devising and implementing a plan for continuing professional development (CPD).
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are working in or are seeking to develop a career in L&D.
- aim to further their understanding of the nature and scope of L&D in contemporary society.
- aim to develop their practice through reflection and continuous professional development techniques.
On successful completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a learning and development professional.
- Be able to manage self and workload to deliver timely and effective learning and development services to meet client need.
- Be able to work collaboratively with others, as a member of a team or working group.
- Be able to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal 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 a
learning and development
|1.1 Summarise current practices, trends and emerging roles in learning and development (learning and development).
1.2 Identify the key knowledge, skills and
behaviours required by learning and
|2 Be able to manage self and workload to deliver timely and effective learning and development services to meet client need.
|2.1 Apply project and self-management techniques to work activities.
2.2 Apply techniques for analysing and resolving problems.
|3 Be able to work collaboratively with
others, as a member of a team or
|3.1 Explain the concept of group dynamics.
3.2 Discuss political behaviour in organisations and how this can impact on the achievement of organisation and L&D objectives.
3.3 Apply different methods for influencing, persuading and negotiating with others.
|4 Be able to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal development plan.||4.1 Undertake a self-assessment of L&D capabilities to identify development needs.
4.2 Select a justified option for professional development.
4.3 Produce a plan to meet development objectives.
4.4 Reflect on performance against the CPD plan, identifying any further learning needs and revise the plan accordingly.
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