I need some help from the collective mind of L&D professionals here. I am currently taking the L3 L&D diploma. And, as a newcomer, I thought it time to get my feet wet with a 'good' question. I was surfing LinkedIn jobs and a few other sites looking for possible careers for my L&D future. (Currently, I am a secondary teacher and am looking to make the switch from public to private sector.) I have been searching but finding very conflicting titles with conflicting outcomes as to what is required of a certain role. It almost seems that particular companies just make up titles. What have I seen: L&D Business Partner, Adviser, Professional, Manager, Consultant, Officer, Associate, Administrator, Training & Development with all of the previous second titles. I could also include 'Learning' without the development but with all the second titles.
- Is there any hierarchy of positions? Which is at the top (pay & responsibility wise)? Bottom? Order?
- Is the CIPD Profession Map attempting to address this confusion?
- After successful completion of the L3 L&D diploma + 15 years of teaching experience, at what level could I expect to enter into a company?
Matthew Van Matre