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This apprenticeship is designed for applicants who are in paid employment within Team Leading, to achieve the theory and practical elements of the qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace.

Course details

This course is designed to provide practising team leaders with the foundation for their formal development within this role. It provides both a knowledge based element and a competence based element. The course has two primary objectives - to assist participants in gaining knowledge required by a team leader and to develop and assess team leading skills in the workplace. Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading The competence based element will include three mandatory units:

  • Managing Personal development (4 Credits)
  • Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues (3 Credits)
  • Communicate information and Knowledge (3 credits)

A minimum of 17 credits are needed for the qualification. So in addition to the units above candidates must select units from the optional groups in order to achieve the full qualification. The competence based element will be achieved in the workplace through building a portfolio. The Knowledge based element comprises of the ILM Level 2 Diploma in Team leading and will include three Mandatory units:

  • Developing yourself as a team leader (1 credit)
  • Motivating the Team to perform (1 credit))
  • Planning and monitoring work (2 credits)

A minimum of thirteen credits are required for the qualification. The option units will be discussed to meet the roles and responsibilities in the workplace. Employment rights and responsibilities will be integrated into the programme together with the six outcomes from personal learning and thinking skills.

Entry guidelines

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours a week. Candidates who already have a qualification at Level 4 or higher are not eligible. Communication skills - Ability to communicate fluently (verbally and in text). Ability to work as part of a team. Literacy - A good understanding of the written word and an ability to analyse information. Numeracy - Ability to cope with numerical concepts. Action Planning - Ability to self organise and prioritise. Information Technology - No Prior knowledge required.Support will be given.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

As part of the apprenticeship framework there is a requirement for those who are not exempt to complete Functional skills in Mathematics ,English and ICT at level 1. Functional skills are assessed and achieved through examination. For further information and current vacancies visit

Where can I progress to?

Progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship, job progression including increased responsibility in the workplace.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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