Course overview

Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

The Level 3 Team leader/ Supervisor apprenticeship standard is an 18-month to two-year apprenticeship which is completed on successful achievement of end point activities assessed by an external end point assessor.

We also offer the optional completion of the CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership to support the apprenticeship knowledge components.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


Start Your Apprenticeship Journey with City of Bristol College 

Start your apprenticeship journey with City of Bristol College

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals working within a company either already in a management/team leading role or working towards this role. You may be a:

  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Project Officer
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Foreperson
  • Shift Manager

Your 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.

What you'll learn

You will:

  • Continue to work within the sector while gaining further knowledge and skills of management and team leading
  • Work with your workplace coach to gain the knowledge and skills ready for your end-point assessment.
  • Use the knowledge from your Diploma and demonstrate to your mentor and end-point assessor how these skills and knowledge are implemented in the workplace
  • You need to complete off-the-job training
  • Work towards Level 2 English and Maths Functional skills

Course entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Team Leader Apprenticeship are:

  • English and/or Maths GCSE with a minimum Grade 4(C).
  • You must be working within a company either already in a management/team leading role or working towards this role.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

  • The optional CMI Diploma Level 3 formal qualification involves the completion of 8 units of assignments 301, 302, 305, 311, 312, 314, 318 and 321. Topics include managing a team to achieve results, principles of leadership and management, management of budgets and resources and contributing to the delivery of a project.
  • To achieve the apprenticeship, you will complete two assessments, a presentation with a subsequent question and answer session and a professional discussion based on your showcase portfolio, which will be externally assessed and graded either Pass or Distinction
  • You will be assigned a work-based coach who will guide you through your apprenticeship to end-point assessment in conjunction with your employer

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge of different management styles to enable you to practically apply these in the workplace.

When you complete the course you could progress onto Operational Departmental Manger apprenticeship standard.

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