Good leaders and managers are needed in every type of organisation. A highly skilled and motivated workforce of leaders and managers is vital in order to sustain the development and productivity businesses and the UK economy.

When you undertake an apprenticeship in team leading or management, you will learn all the underpinning KNOWLEDGE you need to do your job effectively, and you will develop the SKILLS and BEHAVIOURS needed to lead and inspire your colleagues and secure the foundations for your future career. You will also need to study maths & English at a level appropriate to your apprenticeship, but you may be exempt from these if you have existing qualifications with evidence in an acceptable format.

You will have a structured learning programme including both ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ activities, designed to cover everything you need to learn. Your VTS tutor will meet with you regularly to guide you through your learning and this will be complemented by support from your employer. You will build a portfolio of evidence which will include work you have completed, professional discussion records and observations by your tutor, and you will have plenty of opportunity to put into practice the new skills you are learning. Your progress will be reviewed regularly and both you and your employer will be involved in this process.

In order to achieve your apprenticeship, you will need to complete all the mandatory elements.

It is important that you study at a level which is right for you, so before you enrol we will gather information from you regarding your existing qualifications, past industry experience and job role, and ask you to complete a basic maths & English assessment. Your tutor will then be able to discuss with you and your employer which is the right level for you to study.

Level 2 Team Leading

The level 2 Team Leading framework is suitable for people who are relatively new to supervisory work. Job roles could include – Team/Room Leader, Trainee Supervisor

Mandatory Elements:

Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading

Employment Responsibilities & Rights

Maths – GCSE minimum grade E or functional skills level 1

English – GCSE minimum grade E or functional skills level 1

ICT -       GCSE minimum grade E or functional skills level 1

Typical duration: 12 months

Apprenticeship funding band value £1500

Level 3 Management

The level 3 Management framework is suitable as a natural progression from the level 2. In some cases where a person already has some supervisory experience, they may be suitable to enrol straight onto the level 3. Job roles could include – Assistant Manager, Section Leader, Senior Supervisor.

Mandatory Elements:

Level 3 Diploma in Management

Employment Responsibilities & Rights

Maths – GCSE minimum grade C or functional skills level 2

English – GCSE minimum grade C or functional skills level 2

ICT -       GCSE minimum grade C or functional skills level 2

Typical duration: 18 months

Apprenticeship funding band value £2000

Level 4 Management

This level 4 higher apprenticeship builds on the competencies required at levels 2 and 3. It is suitable for people who have managerial responsibilities for people, projects and/or budgets. Job roles could include – Office Manager, Area Manager, Project Manager

Mandatory Elements:

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management

Level 4 Diploma in the Principles of Leadership & Management

Assumed competence to level 2 or above in maths & English

Typical duration: 18/24 months

Apprenticeship funding band value £2000

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