ICS Learn CIPD Level 5 Understanding the context of L&D Q79 – 5CLD01


Activity 1
A set of slides (or equivalent) with related notes pages which amplify the content on the slides equating to approximately 1500 words in total.

Activity 2
A draft L&D policy statement of approximately 1500 words that includes an explanation of the process to be adopted), an account of the influencing factors including key stakeholders which have shaped the policy, the L&D practice area(s) covered by the policy, arrangements for review.
All reference sources should be acknowledged correctly and a bibliography provided where appropriate (these should be excluded from the word count).


Activity 1: The Context of Learning and Development

Slide 1 : Understanding the context of learning and Development.

In the modern business environment, the organisations are varying from a small individual operating along to a multinational global organisation that is present in almost all regions globally (Anantatmula & Stankosky, 2008).

SMEs- this is group of organisation characterised with a sole trader, small business, medium business

Limited Company (Ltd)-A private company owned by specific people. The general public cannot buy a share

Public Limited Company- A company whose shares can be publicly traded

Public sector: Public sector employees are employed by the government. The government is a huge employer; the public sector can be split into four different categories

Private organisation: the shareholders. This sector includes all the organisations that are making products and services and selling them with the aim of making a profit to invest in the business and to grow further. 

Voluntary/nonprofit-This sector includes charities and other organisations who are providing some sort of service to people, and are not making a profit from doing this. 

Slide 2 : Organizational Types.

Public Sector

Public sector employees are employed by the government. The government is a huge employer; the public sector can be split into four different categories:

Civil Service

The Civil Service is primarily concerned with the administration of central government.

Local authority workers

Typical jobs within the local authority include those involved in education, social services, waste collection etc.

State agencies

The main groups of employees within this category are in the police service, the fire service and the National Health Service (the NHS).

Nationalised industries

Many of the nationalised industries in the UK have been privatised – floated on the stock exchange, and now owned by private investors.

Slide 3: Similarities and Differences of Organizational Types.

Slide 4: Based on Size.

Slide 5: Private Sector and Public Sector.

Slide 6: Implications of Different Organization types for L&D policy and practice.

Slide 7: Implications of Different Organization types for L&D policy and practice Cont…..

Slide 8: Internal and External Factors Impacting Achievement of Organizational Objectives.

Slide 9: Internal Factors.

Slide 10: External Factors.

Slide 11: Using Analytical Tools (SWOT Analysis).

Slide 12: Using Analytical Tools ( Mckinsey’s 7S).

Slide 13: Using Analytical Tools (Mckinsey’s 7S)

Slide 14: L&D Functions in assisting an organization to achieve their objectives.

Slide 15: Steps of developing L&D Policy and Practice

Slide 16: References.

Slide 17: Bibliography

Activity 2: Outline of the New L&D Policy

The Purpose and Scope of the Policy

The purpose of this policy is based on ensuring that there is a continuous development of an institution in the education sector. In the policy, the intention is setting out elaborate activities aimed at ensuring that all the stakeholders in the institution are placing elaborate activities in ensuring that they are competent in their current role and responding to the changing requirements. The process would also be inclusive of offering relevant opportunities for long-term career development where the process meets individual and needs of capacity development.

Creating a winning strategic for the L&D being crucial, the golden 5 steps is also taken into consideration and they are

  1. Start from the outside in
  2. Keep growing and supporting the core business
  3. Clear value propositions for the customer
  4. Fine tune for the marketplace
  5. Communicate clearly with stakeholder groups

 (Kettleborough, 2013)

In regard to the scope of the policy, it would be developed with intentions of achieving the following scope;

  •  Ensuring that there is clear set of responsibility for development shared among the individuals, managers, directorates and human resources in specific the HR organisation development team
  • Development of relevant opportunities all accessible to all involved stakeholders and active communication among all the members of the institution
  • Ensuring that the learners in the institution possess………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Please contact us to receive guidance, support and tutorial services on this assessment in full based on your organisation background and any other instructions

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