Team Leading - Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course overview

This Apprenticeship framework can be applied across a broad range of sectors and job roles. Good managers and team leaders are essential to the success of any business, so the skills gained on this Apprenticeship are transferable and valuable.

Latest statistics have revealed that there are over 4 million people employed in management in the UK and there will be a skills shortage within this vocational area unless young people are encouraged to engage in management qualifications.

The learning will be tailored to the appropriate industry, the Apprenticeship Framework in Team-leading, will cover the theories of team leading and how a business works. To complete this framework the individual must have responsibility for managing their own workload, lead others, have productive working relationships other people and the opportunity to utilise negotiation techniques; these skills may be developed or introduced as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

Depending on the focus of the Team-leader’s role they might also cover skills such as; allocating and checking other people’s work; planning and implementing change; managing projects or budgets; encouraging innovation; carrying out operational plans; recruitment of staff; or developing customer service skills.

Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;

• Team-leading – Level 2 Certificate (NVQ)
• Mathematics – Level 1
• English – Level 1
• Information and Communication Technologies –level 1
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.

What can I do next

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.