Where will this course lead?

This course will lead to the achievement of Level 3 Diploma for Managers. The many transferable skills that you will develop during this course provide a superb foundation for many career pathways with an emphasis on leadership and management. 

On completion, you may choose to register as Associate members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management, to support your professional career development and progression.

What will I study?

You will be required to study the knowledge, skills and behaviours which are essential in first line management including:

- Interpersonal excellence - managing people and developing relationships
- Organisations performance - delivering results
- Personal effectiveness - managing self

You may be required to study Functional Skills in Maths and English depending on your previous achievements.  Workshops are approx. 2 hours per week and are available at various times at both college campuses.  A blended learning route is also available if you are unable to attend college.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching, practical workshops and independent learning/self- study.

You will attend college for 3-5 hours every week (for twelve months) and will spend a minimum of 4 hours per week (during working hours) carrying out independent study.  This time will be recorded in a learning journal to capture your experiences, reflections and achievements throughout the learning journey.

As an apprentice a vast amount of learning takes place 'on the job' through training and the practical application of your skills, knowledge and behaviours.

You will receive 1:1 support and coaching from an allocated coach who will visit you in the workplace every six to eight weeks.

What qualifications will I get?

Upon successful completion of the end assessment you will be awarded the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor standard with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Professional Qualifications may be included where relevant to your job role.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress and development will be assessed at regular stages throughout the apprenticeship - this is likely to be a combination of assignments, activities, exams, reflective discussions and observations in the workplace.

Your employer and training provider will formally sign-off your readiness for the end assessment when you have met and can confidently apply the minimum requirements of skills, knowledge and behaviours as detailed in the apprenticeship standard.

The end assessment consists of the following 4 components and can be taken after 15 months on-programme learning.

Assessment Method


Knowledge Test using scenarios and questions



Competency based interview



Assessment of portfolio of evidence



Professional discussion relating to CPD activity



How do I get a place on the course?

Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College & University Centre.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or higher.  Exceptional candidates or those with experience in leading teams can be considered on a case by case basis.



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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.