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Team Leading Level 2 Apprenticeship

The ILM Team Leading Apprenticeship offers the most comprehensive development route for new and aspiring team leaders or managers. Over the course of the programme you learn the theory of team leading and gain the practical skills and experience necessary to progress to management.

What do I learn?
As part of the Team Leading Apprenticeship you will study a framework consisting of the following elements:
• NVQ Level 2 Team Leading
• Technical Certificate
• Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
• Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Technical Certificate mandatory units:
• developing yourself as a team leader
• motivating the work team to perform
• planning and monitoring work

NVQ Mandatory Units:
• managing personal development
• develop working relationships with colleagues
• communicate information and knowledge

NVQs are assessed using evidence from the workplace. This could include observation, professional discussion, questioning, witness testimony, physical products of work (such as plans reports correspondence etc).

Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments which are set at regular intervals throughout the course. Functional skills are assessed by an external exam.
What do I gain?
The qualifications awarded are the ILM Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading and the ILM Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading. You also gain valuable skills and experience that offer you the potential to move forward with your career into management roles.
What do I need?
There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

However, after applying, you will undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate NVQ level and optional units, and to find out if the programme is the right one for you.
What do I gain?
Ideally you will have good communication and organisational skills as well as being a confident team player.

case study

Verah Achieng – Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise

When Verah Achieng moved from Germany to the UK in 2014, she had set her mind on improving her career prospects. Fast forward two years, and she is on track to get a qualification that could change her life.
Verah was working at Oxfordshire County Council as specialist customer service adviser for the Social Work team. She was keen to develop a career in charity management when a colleague, who was studying at City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning, recommended the college to her. ‘The city centre campus is just around the corner from my workplace and it is really convenient. I just popped over one day at lunchbreak. The receptionist was friendly and introduced me to staff in the business department, so I could talk to them about the courses that I was interested in and how they fitted with my plans.’
Verah chose to enrol on to the Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise, because it would help her gain a qualification to further her career in her chosen field, whilst fitting around her current job commitments: ‘I want to be a manager in a charitable organisation. The Foundation Degree in Business and Enterprise helped me gain an understanding of how businesses are formed and run, expanding my knowledge of leadership styles and of the context beyond the operational figures. This programme equipped me really well for my future career, especially in terms of leadership skills, creativity skills and skills auditing, learning to identifying your own skills, and how best to put all these in use. And because it’s a higher education programme, I also benefitted from a range of facilities available at Oxford Brookes University, such as the library.’
Vera is set to get her qualification in 2017 and has exciting plans to develop her future career in the field of international non-profit management: ‘I want to work for an organisation such as Oxfam, managing the delivery of aid programmes in the field. Further down the line, I want to run my own business.’
‘Studying at City of Oxford College has given me more experience and knowledge to help turn my dreams into a reality. I would say to anyone thinking about studying for a qualification to go for it, as long as they can make it fit with their commitments. It is a great opportunity to build yourself and invest in your future.’
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