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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 4
Unit No:
D/502/9556
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Assessment Guidance

This unit assesses occupational competence. Evidence for learning outcomes 5-6 must come from performance in the work environment. Simulations, projects or assignments are not allowed for these learning outcomes.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the opportunities available for workforce development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Analyse national approaches related to the skilling and productivity of the workforce in line with current legislation and socio-economic requirements.
  • 1.2
    Explain what constitutes workforce development in a business context.
  • 1.3
    Explain the funding opportunities available for workforce development.

2

Understand how to engage with employers to promote workforce development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Analyse information about individual employers and employment sectors, locally and nationally.
  • 2.2
    Explain how to gauge employers’ level of interest in workforce development opportunities.
  • 2.3
    Evaluate methods of approaching and engaging with employers to motivate them to engage in workforce development.

3

Understand how to design learning and development opportunities in the workplace.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Analyse what motivates employees to undertake learning and development in the workplace.
  • 3.2
    Explain the key factors to be considered when designing learning and development solutions for employers and employees.
  • 3.3
    Critically compare learning and development programmes which already exist with newly developed opportunities.

4

Understand how to facilitate learning and development opportunities in the workplace.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Identify the sources of support and resources that are available from stakeholders.
  • 4.2
    Explain how employees might overcome obstacles when engaging with learning and development.
  • 4.3
    Explain how to select, support and monitor staff delivering learning and development solutions.
  • 4.4
    Evaluate the impact of workforce development opportunities on:
    •employees
    •businesses.

5

Be able to engage with employers on workforce development issues.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Research information about the business needs of employers in relation to productivity and performance.
  • 5.2
    Report to employers employee development needs in a professional manner.

6

Be able to work with employers to facilitate workforce development solutions.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1
    Prepare information and advice for the employer on solutions relevant to their business.
  • 6.2
    Review employer workforce development needs using methods relevant to the nature of the business and its employees.
  • 6.3
    Propose solutions that recognise the needs of the workforce.
  • 6.4
    Implement processes to develop and support the workforce within a business partnership with the employer.
  • 6.5
    Provide ongoing evaluation of workforce development for the purposes of quality improvement.
  • 6.6
    Work with the employer to measure the impact of workforce development on their business.

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