Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Duration: Typically between 12 – 18 months 

Developed by the Institute for Apprenticeships with the help of some leading employers, this qualification is ideal for those who are already working in a role, such as: a Supervisor, Team Leader, Shift Supervisor or Foreperson. This qualification will offers students the chance to develop new skills and knowledge in areas such as managing people, communication, finance, decision-making and operational management.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer. All students need to already be employed for 16 hours or more per week and working in a supervisory or management position.

Assessment methods

  • Regular assessment by the designated tutor who will come and visit students within their workplace/contact them via Skype/remote session. These activities will to develop the student’s e-portfolio
  • They will observe, carry out question and answer sessions and use audio recordings to assess. Students will also be set tasks to work on between sessions
  • Use the student’s day-to-day activities to help evidence the work for each of unit. Students will show evidence of 360-degree feedback within their e-portfolio


On completion of this apprenticeship, students may choose to register as Associate member with the Institute of Leadership & Management, to support their professional career development and progression.

Beyond your apprenticeship

By studying with NILE, our students will have the opportunity to also study towards an ILM management qualification along with five additional training courses.

These are all included within the apprenticeship and allow students to really maximise the benefits and outcomes of the qualification with us.

ILM Diploma for Managers Level 3

This course is ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management, or those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

Prince2® 2017 / Lean6

Students have a choice of which project management course they wish to study depending on their role and interests. Both of these courses are delivered online, alongside the apprenticeship.

My money personal finance

This course will support students in planning expenditure for short and long term projects. Once they have these skills, they can be applied to many areas of their life.

Functional Skills

Whether our students need support with their English, maths or ICT, our range of Functional Skills courses will underpin their apprenticeship standard to offer training and support in these areas.

LEADr certificate

Students will access the main tools required to be successful in the business world within a learning programme, that will teach them the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship.

Microsoft Office®

As part of the apprenticeship, we offer our students the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge of various Microsoft Office packages by offering 15 interactive sessions.

How can this apprenticeship be funded?

  • Larger companies will fund this course through their Digital Apprenticeship Service account. If the company’s annual wage bill is less than £3 million per year, they will pay the co-investment amount which is 10% of the training costs.

    Levy paying employers £4,500 | Co-investment cost £450

  • This funding route provides a lot of flexibility about what your course can include. You have the option to only pay for and study the diploma, or you can choose to include the added value options alongside your qualification.

    By paying commercially, you can also sign-up for any number of additional bolt-on courses which are available from our extensive online course and accredited training library.

  • Through a DEKO Student Loan, you are able to fund the ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers and the Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers.

    Similar to the employer-funded option, this funding option will enable students to study the level 3 – 5 apprenticeship, which includes the ILM diploma and added value courses. However, the bolt-on options are not fundable via this route and will need to be paid for commercially by the individual.