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Unit details

  • Specialist unit
  • Level 5
  • 6 credits

What will you learn

You will learn about the concepts of, and connections between, self-directed and social learning and the underpinning theories, including evaluating the benefits and risks. You will also explain steps that organisations take to encourage learning and how digital and technological innovations encourage and enable self-directed learning. Additionally, you will be able to support learning through the curation of learning resources, including developing guidance that encourages and supports learners.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in learning and development

  • are working in a people practice role and wish to extend their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational learning and development

  • are working towards or working in a learning and development role.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • Understand theoretical concepts of self-directed and social learning.

  • Understand how to encourage and engage individuals in self-directed and social learning and development activities.

  • Be able to support self-directed and social learning through the curation of learning resources.


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