Team Leader/Supervisor

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Designed for supervisory or first-line managers, the Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship offers practical knowledge and skills from team-leading through to project and resource management to give you the tools you need to start your management journey.

  • Qualification level: Level 3
  • Typical Entry requirements: None
  • Duration: 12 - 18 months
  • Professional registration links: Associate Member of CMI (ACMI)

Who is it for?

Junior Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.


  • Supporting managing and developing team members
  • Managing projects
  • Planning and monitoring workloads and resources
  • Delivering operational plans
  • Resolving problems
  • Building relationships


This apprenticeship standard has been allocated a maximum funding cap of £4,500, which is the anticipated full cost for delivering this standard and the end point assessment.

Key Documents & Guidance

Please note: the assessment plan for this standard has been updated as of 25th June 2020. The previous version can be found at the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

How it works

The Team Leader/ Supervisor apprenticeship is an exciting work-based route towards developing Team Leaders/ Supervisors and includes work-based learning, which means that the apprentice is in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship and receives on the job training and support. It also includes business education through a provider (with potential to lead to a CMI qualification.)

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Backed by our Royal Charter

We are the only professional body able to award Chartered Manager Status. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for for Foundation Chartered Manager, which puts you on a development pathway to full Chartered Manager status

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CMI Support

A support package can be offered alongside apprenticeships giving unlimited access to online resources mapped to the apprenticeship journey, as well as in person support for the apprentices, access to the CMI community and mentoring during their apprenticeship

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Professional Development

The apprenticeship delivers a professional pathway and the ongoing development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required by employers

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Supported Digital Delivery

Digital support is available, with content and practical resources mapped to the apprenticeship standard


Common Questions

To be able to deliver an apprenticeship a provider must be registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprentice Training Providers (RoATP).

If you are looking to become a provider, you can find more information here.

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All apprenticeships are required to have an end-point assessment that is carried out by an independent body. Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve their apprenticeship and receive their certificate.

As of the 25th June 2020, apprentices starting their apprenticeship will be assessed under Assessment Plan v1.1, with a Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence (collated during their work/study time), and a Presentation with questions and answers based on a topic set by the EPAO.

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship prior to the 25th June 2020 will be assessed under Assessment Plan v 1.0, which involves a review of the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence which is collated during their work/ study time; an externally set knowledge test; and an interview/ competency-based discussion relating to the apprentice’s Continual Professional Development Log.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) regulates the quality of apprenticeships. The IfATE’s role is also to advise on setting funding caps, and approve apprenticeship standards and assessment plans.

Yes – apprentices that successfully complete all parts of the Apprenticeship will receive a full apprenticeship certificate. This will be in addition to any qualifications that are taken as part of the apprenticeship.

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