Intermediate Apprenticeship in Team Leading (Level 2)

An apprenticeship in team leading will help the apprentice gain the skills needed to organise those around them, and get the highest productivity possible from them.

Leadership is all about motivating and getting the best out of people and, as a team leader, an aspect of their role is to inspire those around them to work as hard and productively as possible.

As a result of this, a team leader is responsible for the actions of those around them which means having the ability to remain in control in a manner of different situations, which may include stressful times.

Team leaders are also responsible for the delegation of tasks which involves being organised and identifying the strengths of their colleagues.

Apprenticeship Information

This Level 2 apprenticeship in team leading is worth 17 credits.

This course consists of between 80 and 100 guided learning hours.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the Team Leading (Level 2) apprenticeship, but being motivated and hardworking is very important. In addition, apprentices will be expected to have basic numeracy and literacy skills.

The following may also help:

  • Having held a position of responsibility at a school or college
  • Having undertaken work experience or work placement experience
  • Completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award or a similar award
  • Achieved GCSEs or A levels
  • Achieved QCF Awards, Certificates or Diplomas
  • Undertaken a Young Apprenticeship
  • Achieved a Foundation or Higher Diploma, particularly related Diplomas in Business,
  • Administration and Finance, Retail and Hospitality


What can an Apprentice do with this Apprenticeship?

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

  • The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Management
  • Other Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships such as Business & Administration
  • Further education to undertake management, business related or other qualifications.

With additional training, apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles such as; first line managers, section managers, assistant managers, trainee managers and senior supervisors.


What do the jobs at Level 2 involve?

On the team leading apprenticeship the apprentices’ job role is likely to be one of the following; Team leader; Section leader; Floor manager; Helpdesk manager; Trainee supervisor or Team co-ordinator.

All of these jobs involve: supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, including: monitoring work, giving feedback, briefing teams, supporting team members, resolving problems, procuring supplies, project management and delivering and improving customer service.


What will an apprentice learn on this apprenticeship?

Like all apprenticeships this one contains; a knowledge based element, a competence based element, Skills (ICT, English and Maths), a module on Employment Rights and Responsibilities and a module on Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

The knowledge based element of this apprenticeship will take the apprentice through the basics of leading a team as they learn how to guide people and get a good performance out of them.

The competency part of this qualification will see the apprentice working the leader of a team in the work workplace and gathering first hand experience to meet the standard of this qualification.

The skills part of this qualification will bring the apprentice’s ICT, English and Math skills up to the necessary level needed to carry out the role and learning to the highest possible standard.

Finally the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) part of the course will teach the apprentice generic skills which will be helpful in day to day life.

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