The L&D Consultant Business Partner Apprenticeship is right for apprentices who…

  • are accountable for ensuring learning and development contributes to, and influences, improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level
  • have the commercial responsibility to align learning needs with the strategic ambitions and objectives of the business
  • have a focus and in-depth expertise in a specific area such as organisation development, digital and blended learning, resourcing, or talent management
  • have a good grounding across all areas of learning and development, and are business and future focused
  • are agents for change, influencing key stakeholders, making decisions and recommendations on what the business can or should do in a learning and development context
  • are likely to lead on any learning and development-related elements of business projects and have the expertise and competence in a specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural
  • link the work they do to the context and strategic priorities of the business and measures the outcomes and impact of any learning interventions, to demonstrate a return on investment and expectation
  • work alongside colleagues who specialise in human resources (that is, employee relations, reward, recruitment), often supported by an learning and development administrator and/or learning and development practitioner
  • report to a Senior Learning and Development Manager, Head of Department or Director

Gateway requirements

EPA1 – Work-Based Project with Professional Discussion

EPA2 – Presentation and Q&A based on the Learning Journal


Standards we assess

As the professional body for the people profession, the CIPD has huge experience in assessing professional standards for HR, L&D and OD

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Roles and responsibilities

As the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we are responsible for delivering robust and accurate assessments. Find out about the responsibilities of apprentices, training providers and employers

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