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What is the Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship?

Do you have new or aspiring leaders? Our Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor apprenticeship programme can teach them about different leadership styles, the roles and processes of effective management, and the skills required to manage individuals and organise a team.

Even better, at St John Ambulance, we ensure that learning and assessment is applicable to real situations within the workplace. We believe that the best way to learn is through projects which allow aspiring leaders to implement their newfound knowledge, skills and behaviours.

What's involved in the apprenticeship?

Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor apprentice will focus on the principles of:

  • Leadership
  • Managing operations and budgets
  • Managing people
  • Communication and relationship management
  • Project management 
  • Personal effectiveness as a manager 

To enhance professional resilience within your workplace, we can offer the following training as part of your package: 

  • Mental Health At Work
  • First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

All apprentices must hold Functional skills English Level 2 and Functional skills Maths Level 2 qualifications by the end of their apprenticeship. 

How much does the apprenticeship cost?

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.

You can use your Apprentice Levy funding towards the cost of this apprenticeship. You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.

If you do not need to pay the levy, you pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. For this apprenticeship, this is £225. 

Additionally, there are also incentive payments for employers who hire a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021.

For full details on apprenticeship funding & incentive payments, please check the Government's website. To register for an apprenticeship service account to access funds or pay for training on the Government's website.

What are the benefits of Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor apprenticeship?

  1. Knowledgeable, confident staff: 

    Having individuals with excellent project management, people management and business management skills will have an substantial impact on your organisation, your teams' productivity and morale. This is especially important for new business managers. The structured approach to leadership training provided by the Team Leader or Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship means you can be confident that all your managers are implementing the same methods and processes, so creating a unified management structure across your organisation. 

  2. Resilient workforce: 

    We can include Mental Health First Aid and Health and Safety training to supplement the Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor apprenticeship, enabling apprentices to develop professional resilience and safe working practices.

  3. Unique to the third-sector: 

    St John Ambulance's organisational values of humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork (HEART) inform all our work. Apprentices will find these values, and those of their own organisation, firmly embedded within their training. This approach is further supported by St John Ambulance's unique position as third-sector employer, national apprenticeship training provider and charity. 


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How is the apprenticeship run?

Our Level 3 apprenticeship programmes take a blended learning approach:

  • Face-to-face or webinar sessions
  • Online learning modules
  • Capturing work-based learning
  • Regular review meetings

How long will the apprenticeship last?

 A Team Leader or Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship takes 15 months to complete.

How is the apprenticeship assessed?

After all training is completed, the apprentice will spend the last 3 months of their apprentice working on their ‘End Point Assessment’ (EPA). During their EPA, an apprentice showcases their competency in the knowledge, skills and behaviours and reflect on their achievements. It will also help prepare them for the next stage of their career.

To assess this apprenticeship, the End Point Assessment will include a presentation and a professional discussion.

Who is eligible for the apprenticeship?

Before starting their Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor apprenticeship, apprentices should be new managers or likely to be managers in the future. The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

Anyone 16 years old or older can be an apprentice if they are not in full-time education or undertaking any other government-funded training. There is no upper age limit, making an apprenticeship an ideal way of upskilling your existing staff.

What's next after an apprenticeship?

After their Team Leader or Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship, your apprentice will the skills, experience, and confidence they need to excel within your organisation, especially as a Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson or Shift Manager. 

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Course Summary

Level: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Location: Nationwide

Typical Duration: 12 months

End-Point Assessment Method:  Presentation and professional discussion

Mode of Delivery: Blended

Funding: Use your apprenticeship levy funding or pay £225 (for a non-levy paying organisation). 

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