The Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship is for newly appointed or promoted Team Leaders looking to develop the essential foundation skills and knowledge required to effectively lead a team. Team Leaders shoulder various key responsibilities, which encompass supporting and developing team members, overseeing and effectively managing projects and planning and monitoring workloads. Job titles can include Team Leaders, Line Managers, Supervisors, Project Officers, Shift Supervisors, Forepersons, and Shift Managers.

This Apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of engaging methods including virtual tutor-led classroom sessions and personalised 1-2-1 workshops, this apprenticeship encompasses a diverse range of core supervisory modules.

Learners will also have the opportunity to attain the CMI L3 Diploma, a widely recognised credential upon completion.


What will be covered in the Team Leader Apprenticeship?

Knowledge topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading people
  • Communication
  • Study skills
  • Finance
  • Operational management
  • Networking and relationships
  • Project management
  • Managing data


Course details

The Team Leader course’s learning component spans 12 months, allowing flexibility for learners to complete online modules at their convenience, accommodating both the learner and employer commitments. Following this, there will be a 3-hour live, tutor-led session on Zoom.

Throughout the course, learners will construct two distinct portfolios: one aligned with apprenticeship standards and the other focused on the CMI qualification. The latter portfolio involves the creation of essay-based reports and assignments, some of which may be up to 2,000 words.

There is a £200 registration fee for CMI, this fee will also give learners access to all of the CMI learning resources and EPA support.

Entry Requirements for the Team Leader Apprenticeship

The learner must be exposed to relevant work experience in their current role to be able to meet the standards of the apprenticeship.

We require all candidates to hold (and show proof of) a minimum of a GCSE grade C/4/functional Skills level 2in at least one of the following subject areas before enrolment; Maths and English.

For those who need to complete either Maths or English at grade C, Functional Skills tuition is available from our specialist tutors, who will support you in completing the final exam. The cost of this tuition is covered by the apprenticeship funding.

If a candidate requires functional skills support they will be required to take an initial assessment to determine whether they are eligible to be enrolled on the programme.


Assessment Methods

Learners will be subject to an End Point Assessment which will consist of;

A Presentation with Q&A

The apprentice will be given their presentation title post gateway. The presentation will typically last for 20 minutes and the questioning will typically last for 30 minutes in order to provide scope for the apprentice to demonstrate their full competence.

A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

The underpinning portfolio will have been submitted and must evidence all of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours mapped to this apprenticeship. The independent assessor can use the contents of the portfolio to identify discussion areas for the discussion. The professional discussion will last 60 minutes.


What’s Next?

Upon successful completion of this Level 3 Apprenticeship the learner may also wish to go on to study the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship where, on completion, they will obtain Chartered Management Status CMger CMI, which would normally cost over £700.


Apprenticeship Costs

If your business pays into the Apprenticeship Levy, the cost of the Team Leader Apprenticeship is FULLY FUNDED. If you do not pay into the levy then the government still covers 95% of the costs, so the course fees will only be £225.


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