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What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships have been introduced to meet the needs of both young people and business. They offer quality of work based training, as an alternative to full-time study, leading to nationally recognised qualifications for well motivated young people. You should be aged 18+ and be employed as a team leader or manager. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to gain skills and nationally recognised qualifications sought by employers throughout industry.

Specific Information

The Insitute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading has been designed for team leaders with a degree of authority for managing resources, looking to motivate their team members as well as achieve agreed outputs. The ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management will allow practising first line managers to develop their management skills, gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding required to demonstrate their occupational competence. Successful candidates can expect to benefit from enhanced career prospects within management and leadership.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must have a Contract of Employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week and successfully complete a probationary period at work. In addition they must complete initial assessments in English, Maths and Information Technology. The initial assessments and interviews will be carried out at the college.

Intermediate - ILM Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading: A minimum of four GCSEs A* - E including English & maths at grade D and be a practising team leader.

Advanced - ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management: A minimum of four GCSEs A* - C including English & maths and be a practising first line manager.


12 months

Start Point 

Various intakes starting September 2015.


Intermediate (Team Leading)

Advanced (Management)

Apprenticeships include the following elements: 

  • A combined competence and knowledge qualification which must be achieved by the Apprentice to qualify for an Apprenticeship framework certificate.
  • A module on employee rights and responsibilities.
  • A module on personal learning and thinking skills.
  • From 1 October 2012 an apprentice will have to complete Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) qualifications or a GCSE with enhanced content (e.g. Maths and English). Those who have already achieved the appropriate GCSEs at grade C and above will be given an exemption.

Once the above elements are completed you will receive an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.


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