Level 3 Management Trailblazer (Team Leader/ Supervisor)

Who is it for?

Ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management, or those with some experience of managing a team or project delivering clearly defined outcomes but require additional knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) to fulfil their role effectively. ESS offers a personalised learning journey via a proven blended delivery model, with the role of the ESS L&M Coach ensuring high-level teaching, learning and assessment in developing a range of occupational competencies for each Apprentice to demonstrate meaningful progression.

ESS have the ability to individualise every Apprentices curriculum of intent by producing a bespoke learning and delivery plan tailored specifically around the individuals need and that of their Employer / Mentor, by incorporating additional content from our e-learning portfolio and providing a more enhanced and valuable Apprenticeship experience. Prior achievement and proficiency against the KSBs are carefully considered from the start to ensure time on programme is maximised. ESS offers robust CIAG to ensure that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology and that their future career progression is carefully mapped into their journey.

Roles / Occupations that may complete this Apprenticeship include:  Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

Benefits for Apprentices and Employers

  • Develop a range of essential management skills applied and refined in a real working environment. 
  • Build the leadership capability to motivate teams and influence with confidence. 
  • Gain a broad understanding of key management and leadership theory to underpin and support growth and performance.

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End Point Assessment

Full-time Apprentices will typically spend 12 - 18 months on-programme (prior to Gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training evidenced throughout the programme. All Apprentices must spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.  

The EPA period should only start, and the EPA be arranged, once the employer is satisfied that the Apprentice is deemed to be consistently working at or above the level set out in the occupational standard and all of the pre-requisite Gateway requirements for EPA have been met and can be evidenced to an EPAO.  For Level 3 Apprenticeships and above Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve this prior to taking their EPA.

Entry Requirements

A thorough assessment of prior learning against the occupational standard (aligned with the KSBs) will be made to assess suitability as well as consideration of other relevant information. However, Apprentices must be employed in a suitable role with the operational / project responsibilities and / or responsibility for managing a team so they are in a position to meet the assessment demands of the qualification, which are work based and reflective in nature.


Apprentices are also given the opportunity to undertake the ILM Level 3 qualification (Level 3 Diploma for Managers) which provides full coverage of the ‘on programme’ element of the Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard. The ILM Level 3 qualification uses the assessment methods which are utilised as part of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) of the Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Assessment Plan in order to enable learners to prepare for the EPA. The qualification may also be delivered independent of an Apprenticeship.

Career / Progression

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

More information regarding this particular Apprenticeship and Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) can be found here: