Learning and Development (6318)

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2016
These qualifications help to improve standards of practice for those working in training and development. They include a range of 'mini qualifications' to boost special skills and knowledge. This qualification is part of the Learning and Development apprenticeship framework.

Our Learning & Development and Education & Training qualifications launch webinar covers:
Background to the changes
Education & Training units and qualifications
Learning & Development units and qualifications
Assessment Guidance
Approval and support

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These qualifications are for people working in, or looking to enter roles in learning and development. They have been developed to replace the Learning and Development NVQs.

This qualifications are available to anyone working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning (where people may train and assess skills but do not assess for a qualification) and qualifications on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The City & Guilds Practical Guide to Quality Assurance

The book is an ideal resource for anyone involved in quality assurance in learning. Whether you are a tutor, assessor, TAQA candidate, IQA or EQA you will benefit from the practical real-life examples and case studies, along with the comprehensive overview and explanation of quality assurance. 

The book is available to purchase via the City & Guilds bookshop

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as:

  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Assessing learning
  • Facilitating and managing learning.

You will learn on the job in a work environment or in workshops.

Assessment methods include assignment, professional discussion, observation, work products and Q&A.

Which level is right for me?

Level 3
You are working in training and development and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of ensuring work meets the required standard.

Level 4
You are working at a senior or managerial level in learning and development and have a great deal of professional experience.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of learning and development roles, including:

  • Trainer
  • Tutor
  • Assessor
  • Internal quality assurer
  • Learning and development manager
  • Learning and development consultant.

Learners can also go on to take one of City & Guilds' suite of Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need highly skilled learning and development practitioners.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Learners will need to be in a position to demonstrate their competence for a number of the units. There are no eligibility requirements for knowledge-only units.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in training and development and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of ensuring work meets the required standard.

There are three pathways available at Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Learning and Development. This is a single-unit award.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development. This comprises one mandatory and one optional unit.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development. This comprises three mandatory units and a range of optional units.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of learning and development roles, including:

  • Trainer
  • Tutor
  • Assessor
  • Internal quality assurer
  • Learning and development manager
  • Learning and development consultant.

Learners can also go on to take one of City & Guilds' suite of Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Learning and Development (6318-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Learning and Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/2559/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 25 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development (6318-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/2556/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development (6318-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018

Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/2746/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 166 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Facilitating and Assessing Learning (6318-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development in Groups

  • Accreditation No: 600/6976/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 25 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development for Individuals

  • Accreditation No: 600/6977/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 25 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Facilitating and Assessing Learning

  • Accreditation No: 600/6978/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 55 - 64 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating and Assessing Learning

  • Accreditation No: 600/6979/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 119 - 119 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Learning Delivery (6318-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Learning Delivery

  • Accreditation No: 600/6980/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 74 - 74 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Coaching (6318-08)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching

  • Accreditation No: 600/6589/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 70 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Mentoring (6318-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Mentoring

  • Accreditation No: 600/6564/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 16 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Supporting Workforce Learning and Development for Employers (6318-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Workforce Learning and Development for Employers

  • Accreditation No: 600/8389/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 73 - 73 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

Level 4 is ideal if you are working at a senior or managerial level in learning and development and have a great deal of professional experience.

There are two pathways available at Level 4:

  • City & Guilds Level 4 Award in Learning and Development. This comprises one mandatory and at least one optional unit.
  • City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development. This comprises two mandatory units and a range of optional units.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of learning and development roles, including:

  • Trainer
  • Tutor
  • Assessor
  • Internal quality assurer
  • Learning and development manager
  • Learning and development consultant.

Learners can also go on to take one of City & Guilds' suite of Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications

Level 4 Award in Learning and Development (6318-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 4 Award in Learning and Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/2951/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 55 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development (6318-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/2773/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 195 - 254 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development (Management endorsement)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2773/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 195 - 254 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Managing Learning (6318-09)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 4 Certificate in Managing Learning

  • Accreditation No: 600/6981/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 115 - 115 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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