UCL Human Resources


HR and L&D Professional Development

Professional Development programmes for UCL staff wishing to develop their HR and L&D expertise

About the programme

This is a HR and L&D professional development pilot programme for staff that started in July 2023. We have now appointed BePro Development as our training provider to deliver the full range of HR and L&D programmes. 

What is it?

We will be offering the following programmes:

  • HR Support – Level 3
  • HR Consultant Partner – Level 5
  • L&D Practitioner – Level 3
  • L&D Consultant Business Partner – Level 5
  • Senior People Professional – Level 7 ( L&D/ OD Pathway or HR Pathway)

These Professional Development Programmes will be funded through the UCL Apprenticeship Levy, and will provide structured training, allowing you to enhance your career prospects through the development of valuable skills and earn a nationally recognised qualification.

More general information can be found at UCL Apprenticeships for existing staff (mid-career)

Who is it for?

The programmes are designed for those who work in an HR or L&D specific role who wish to deepen their HR or L&D expertise, apply new knowledge skills and behaviours within their current role and contribute to the organisation’s success through the development of its workforce. There are opportunities to follow specialist pathways including Organisational Development and Learning and Development. Some programmes are also designed for managers and leaders who wish to develop their strategic HR expertise.

These opportunities will be open to staff who have successfully completed their probationary period and are on a permanent contract. It is essential that line-manager approval and commitment is confirmed during the application process, as approximately 20% of time will be spent in ‘off the job’ training.

Some programmes have specific essential eligibility criteria and requirements and those with previous related qualifications will need to check eligibility before making an application.

How do I apply?

Pilot programmes launched in July 2023. We will review these programmes and their impact before deciding if we will offer these programmes to further cohorts. It is our intention to run programmes annually or biannually, however we cannot make a final decision until the pilot and its impact has been assessed fully.

Updates will be posted here and in internal communications, as they become available.