Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development

What is the Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development about?

Learning and Development Qualification

This Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development course is made up of eight units. Unit 1 focuses on the principles and theories of learning development. Unit 2 requires you to reflect on your professional development. Unit 3 requires you to discuss and identify the learning needs of organisation. Unit 4 requires you to develop and prepare resources while unit 5 requires you to develop learning programmes. Unit 6 requires you to evidence how you engage learners while unit 7 is about providing information and advice to learners and employers. Unit 8 requires you to demonstrate how you work productively with colleagues and stakeholders.

The course is aimed at practitioners such as tutors, mentors, trainers, assessors and quality assurer's who want to develop the range of skills required within the learning and development sector, at a supervisory or management level. The qualification is supported by Skills for Justice, the sector skills council for the justice department.

Entry requirements?

This course is open to anyone working in learning and development. Your job role should be sufficient and give you opportunities to fully address learning outcomes and assessment criteria. You will need to have the ability to work at a minimum level 3 literacy and level 2 numeracy standard.

You are also expected to have access to the world wide web, word processor and be willing to work hard to achieve the qualification. You are required to commit some time to participate in course activities and complete tasks.

What does the course involve?

In order to complete and achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development you need to have an understanding of the principles, concepts and theories of learning development. You will need to discuss and reflect about your professional development as a learning and development practitioner. There should be evidence of how you identify the learning needs of organisations, develop and prepare resources. You also need to discuss and demonstrate how you develop learning programmes. There should be evidence of engaging learners, providing information and advice to learners and employers. You will also need to demonstrate how you work productively with colleagues and stakeholders.

Course Units

Candidates must meet a minimum 45 credits to be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development qualification by completing the following units:

Unit 1: Principles, theories and practices of learning and development
Unit 2: Reflect on and improve own practice in learning and development
Unit 3: Identify the learning needs of organisations
Unit 4: Develop and prepare resources for learning and development
Unit 5: Develop learning and development programmes
Unit 6: Engage learners in the learning and development process
Unit 7: Provide information and advice to learners and employers
Unit 8: Work productively with colleagues and stakeholders

Course Delivery and Assessments

The Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development. is delivered mainly by distance learning (online) and blended. Assessors can observe you in person (if possible). The course duration is up to 30 weeks.

All candidates will be allocated an assessor who will also be their primary contact. You will be expected to actively participate in tutorials. Assessments will include completing short questions, professional discussions, observation of work products (assessment plans, reviews and feedback reports etc). You will also need to be observed.

This course requires you to demonstrate occupational competency. Observations, expert witness reports or work products will be required to prove some of your activities or actions. Observations can be in person, video or remotely. Where observations are not possible it is possible to relay on expert witnesses who are occupationally competent (managers, supervisors, mentors etc).

Upon successful completion of the course, your work will undergo both internal and external quality assurance. We will claim your certificate from the awarding body. Certificates are normally issued within 14 days after successful external quality assurance.