Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

As a team leader/supervisor, you should be in a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. You will be providing direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever your role.

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

This Apprenticeship has been designed to provide access to development opportunities for as wide a range of individuals as possible. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career and who wish to take their first steps into management, as well as those who may already have established practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills.

It is applicable to team leaders/ supervisors from all sectors – the private, public or third sector – and all sizes of organisation It will typically take up to 1 ½ years to complete, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual.

As part of this apprenticeship, you will study a CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management & Leadership which will cover the knowledge elements required. This comprises of the following units:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to a Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development

Key Benefits

  • You will gain significant improvement in a wide range of management and supervisory techniques
  • The acquisition of knowledge and skills developed will assist you in your promotional prospects and lead to successful career progression
  • Using the course assignments, you will study management theories and models that will assist in a wide range of practical work scenarios. These will boost your workplace problem-solving skills, upon completion of the course
  • You will study current practices in relation to workplace supervision and management. This knowledge allows you to manage workplace problems with the maximum level of competence

Who to contact with your questions

Whether you are a business owner/senior manager considering how CMI Apprenticeships could benefit your organisation, or an individual seeking to gain a recognised management qualification whilst earning a salary, please complete the enquiry form here and a member of the team will be in touch with more information.

Assessment Methods

This is a blend of knowledge-focussed workshops and the recording of practical skills and behaviours, meeting the following requirements:

  • Development of a portfolio of evidence
  • Completion and achievement of the CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership. This entails completing and passing 8 assignments.
  • Regular performance reviews between apprentice, line manager and BTC Skills Coach
  • Feedback from line manager, peers and direct reports (including 180/360 degree feedback or equivalent)
  • Continuing Professional Development Log to be maintained as part of the Portfolio
  • Off the job training log

Achievement of the apprenticeship will depend on apprentices successfully completing a number of assessment activities.

The methods used will ensure that the apprentice is assessed across the whole of the published standard.

Apprentices are allocated a Skills Coach to guide you through your learning journey.

They are available by telephone, email and via online means to discuss course materials and give support and assistance.

Site visits to employer premises to conduct reviews / performance observations and offer guidance are arranged as well as support and assessment in the virtual learning environment.

The decision to process to the End-Point Assessment (to complete your apprenticeship and determine grading), will be taken by your line manager (employer) and yourself, with input from your BTC Skills Coach.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you may choose to register as an Associate member with the Chartered Management Institute to support your professional career development and progression.

With promotion to a junior/middle management position (one year minimum) you can consider the L5 Operations/ Departmental Manager Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

Typically, entrants will:

  • Be employed in a Roles/Occupations such as a Supervisor, Team Leader,
    Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager, with
    operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team.

  • Will successfully complete initial assessments in English and maths to the
    required level.

  • Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this
    level prior to taking the End-Point-Assessment.

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