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 L3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship


This 12-15 month apprenticeship programme is designed for team leader/supervisors and is a first-line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome.

Team leaders provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.



Funding Band: £4,500 

If you are a levy paying employer, you can use your levy funds for this programme. If you are an SME and don’t pay into the government levy, then you can get funding of at least 95% for this programme.

Course Description

The Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship programme is a comprehensive and hands-on training experience designed to prepare individuals for a successful career as a team leader, a perfect stepping stone to becoming a middle manager.

This programme equips apprentices with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in this dynamic field.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 the 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.

The curriculum covers key areas such as team building, project management, building relationships and communication. Through a combination of classroom instruction, real-world projects, and ‘on the job’ mentorship, apprentices will gain practical experience in translating business objectives into actionable strategies.

By the end of the programme, apprentices will be well-prepared to assist organisations in improving their operations, reducing costs, and maximising efficiency. This apprenticeship is an ideal launching pad for a rewarding career in leadership and management.

Duration / Delivery Model

12 – 15 Months

The Team Leader/Supervisor L3 apprenticeship programme is delivered as a flexible blended approach whereby individuals join a cohort training programme, followed with continuous ‘on the job‘ training sessions and receive dedicated 1-2-1 coaching sessions on a monthly basis. 

Alternatively, to suit employers S&A Academy cater for large levy organisations and SMEs to design and create bespoke content and delivery with a collective group of individuals from the same organisation. This apprenticeship is  suited for employees up-skilling whilst doing their existing roles or newly recruited team leaders.


On completion, apprentices may choose to register as Associate Members with the Chartered Management Institute to support their professional career development and progression.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Presentation with Q&As
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence