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Team Leader/Supervisor - Professional Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3


This is a professional apprenticeship aimed at aspiring or existing team leaders who may already have gained practical experience but wish to further develop their theoretical understanding of management skills.

A team leader/supervisor is a first-line management role responsible for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. This person will provide direction, instruction and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. 

Start dates and fees

Autumn 2018 start date (tbc).

Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can use their payments to cover course fees and assessment.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How long is the course?

There are eight units studied over 12 months.

How will I be assessed?

Learners are assessed using a combination of on-programme and end-point assessment.

On-programme assessment will include:

  • Assessment in the workplace by line manager/tutor whilst undertaking work-based activities.
  • Assignments, reports, appraisals, personal reflective log.
  • Portfolio of evidence which includes regular reviews of performance between line manager and apprentice, feedback from line manager, peers and direct reports and a continual professional development (CPD) log.

End-point assessment will include:

  1. Review of portfolio which covers:
  • Check for coverage of the standards.
  • Evidence of performance reviews between learner and line manager.
  • Evidence of feedback from line manager, peers and direct reports.
  • Review of CPD log.
  1. Test set by CMI.
  2. Interview and professional discussion.

Mode of delivery (20% off-the-job)

Sample programme:

Weeks 1-3

There will be a series of weekly taught sessions led by the tutor, which typically run from 9am to 1pm. The sessions will enable learners to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the business theory and how it relates to their own workplace. They provide the foundation necessary for learners to put into practice their learning when producing their assignments.

Between 1-4pm a series of activities and tasks will be set by the tutor to support the completion of assignments. The programme allows flexibility for the learner to return to work after 1pm or remain in the university centre to complete assignments with guidance from the tutor.

Week 4

There will be a tutor visit to the learner’s workplace to liaise with the employer and assess development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the qualification.

Week 5

Finalising and submitting coursework and introduction to next unit.

Employer commitment

An employer must be prepared to provide the learner with the opportunity to carry out their work and be involved in new projects which will enable the learner to produce evidence towards their qualification.

Employer involvement is very important for the learner to achieve success and this will mean a series of reviews of the learner’s progress towards meeting specific outcomes. This ensures continued progress through the apprenticeship by resolving issues and providing challenges for the learner.

What does the course lead to?

  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship
  • CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership

What will I study?

The course will cover the following units:

  1. Managing Own Personal and Professional Development
  2. Principles of Management and Leadership
  3. Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  4. Building Stakeholder Relationships using Effective Communication
  5. Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  6. Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  7. Managing Budgets and Resources
  8. Managing Data and Information.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Please ring 0808 100 3626 or email to contact the course tutor.


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