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Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development

Who is it for?

To achieve this qualification you will be a learning and development practitioner who works across all phases of the learning and development cycle. You will manage learning and development provision at an operational level. You will be working in either  accredited learning; non-accredited learning (where you may be training and assessing skills but not assessing a formal qualification) or with RQF qualifications. You may be currently working or want to work as a Learning and Development Officer, Training Manager, Tutor, Trainer, Assessor or Internal Quality Assurer in a range of sectors.

What topics does the qualification cover?

  • Principles, theories and practices of learning and development
  • Reflect on and improve own practice in learning and development

Plus a range of optional units to choose covering a variety of skills such as: facilitating and managing learning and development, developing resources and programmes for learning and development, evaluating and improving learning and development provision

Programme structure

You will provide evidence of your work practice, including completing assignments, case studies, written accounts and providing work products. Evidence is uploaded to an e-portfolio which is available 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

An Open University assessor will observe work-based practice on at least one occasion, assess evidence uploaded to the e-portfolio and provide developmental feedback.

You will have access through VQLearner Home to online resources specific to their qualification and links to suggested further study with the Open University.

Support will be provided throughout the qualification by the VQAC Learner Support Team.

Course Summary


18 months

Credit Value

45 credits

Total Qualification Time

450 hours



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