Course Overview

These Apprenticeships are designed to give aspiring and practising team leaders and first line managers a solid foundation in their formal development as a manager. The programmes can be tailored to meet the needs of your particular industry and are ideal whether the learner is new to leading a team and want the tools and knowledge to make their team work successfully or they are a more experienced manager and want to further develop their management performance.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on the apprentices current level and abilities they will take one of the following routes:

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

• Team Leader/Supervisor Standard
• Functional Skills in maths/English if not already achieved

Higher Level Apprenticeships:

(For 19+ only)
• Associate Project Manager Standard - Level 4
• Operations/Departmental Manager Standard - Level 5

What training will they receive?

Learners on the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship will hold a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. The Apprenticeship will support the development of a range of skills including: leading and managing people; building relationships; organisational and project management; communication; decision making.

Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. The Apprenticeship will develop these, plus a range of additional key skills including: project governance; stakeholder management; communication; leadership; budgeting; resource management; contract management/procurement. Learners will study an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification as part of this Apprenticeship.

Key responsibilities of an Operations/Departmental Manager may include: creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. The Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship has been designed to develop these, plus a range of additional key skills including: operational and project management; finance; leading and managing people; building relationships; communication, decision making.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills
• We operate an equality and diversity policy
• All employers are appraised for health and safety
• We will visit you regularly during your training
• Your training will be full and varied

Case Study

Lee Darbyshire at Sofology

I have worked for Sofology for almost 9 years now and whilst being Inspections Supervisor at Head Office I found out about Apprenticeships through speaking to others who were already on with theirs with NLTG. I have done my NVQ Level 3 in Management and have just stared my Level 4. Doing the qualifications has helped me to become Global Inspections Supervisor looking after all 6 of the depot’s nationwide. I enjoyed the different types of tasks and assignments that were assigned to me, researching the different criteria, and also the 1-1 learning aspect of the qualification. Doing the Apprenticeship has helped me to offer advice and support to the depots whilst also giving me clarity on a lot of things. It has developed me to be more confident in team management and also a thoroughness to see things through.