ILM Team Leader & Supervisor L3

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.


Level 3 Diploma for Team Leader/Supervisor

The ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers has been designed to perfectly align to the on-programme leadership and management elements of the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Our Team Leader/Supervisor programme is designed to provide participants with the communication and motivational skills needed to improve operational efficiency. Throughout the programme participants will be supported by experienced management experts, who will give them the knowledge and skills to apply in their business environment.

Over the 12-15 month programme, participants will cover a variety of topics allowing them to support, manage and develop both themselves and their teams. They will also learn to manage projects, plan and monitor workloads and resources, deliver business plans, resolve problems and make decisions. We have worked with many employers to develop an innovative and exciting programme which will benefit both future leaders and businesses.

Designed for Level 3 managers with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. 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.

Typical Job Roles: Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

The Course

This is an interactive and practical course which will take approximately 15 months to complete on a part-time basis. It will enable you to use core management techniques to drive better results, develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire, provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management and help you to raise your profile in your organisation. You’ll attend regular study groups at our training centre and will be given assignments to complete in between these sessions along with professional observations in your workplace.

Government funding is available for the course – for those who are employed more than 30 hours a week and have lived in the UK or European Union in the last three years – and to receive this funding you’ll also study for functional skills in English and maths.

An Apprentice is expected to spend 20% of their working hours completing off the job training.

How is the Apprenticeship organised?

There are two main components:

– On Programme Assessment

– End Point Assessment

Work & assessment

Learners will benefit from using ILM Solar – the new digital learning and assessment platform. Assessment is by workplace observations, practical tasks at work, answering questions and assignment writing plus an End Point Assessment which includes a portfolio, substantial project, knowledge test, interview and a professional discussion.

End Point Assessment

The project that needs to be completed by the end of the course will be agreed with the employer and is likely to take around five days to complete. It will be assessed by an external, independent assessor and requires Apprentices to document their assumptions, show their understanding of commercial pressures and apply thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge test using scenarios and questions
  • Structured Competency based interview
  • Assessment of portfolio of evidence
  • Assessment of and presentation of work based project – with Q&A session
  • Professional discussion relating to CPD activity

Course cost

This course costs just £500 for non-levy paying employers, as the Government will fund £4,500 of the full £5,000 course fees for eligible staff. Large employers can fund the entire cost through the Apprenticeship Levy.


Additional information

Awarding Body


Many of our courses qualify for either full funding or part funding through AEB, Advanced Learner Loans or for apprenticeships through our Levy and Non Levy provision.

For funding options please enquiry about this course using the button above and speak to one of our team. Please note some qualifications and short CPD courses do not qualify for funding.

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