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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Team Leading


Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over but to succeed as an apprentice you need to be flexible, hard working, confident and always up for a challenge. The level 2 programme runs over a 12 month period. You will be working with your employer, your team and your assessor to gather evidence towards the different elements of your qualification framework.


The aim of the apprenticeship programme is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of Management and Leadership. Its purpose is to provide an insight into the principles and processes of Management and Leadership and to aid in career progression


The intermediate apprenticeship framework consists of the following components:


Competence qualification: EDI Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading


The qualification is designed for people who:


  • are entering a management role
  • wish to gain a qualification that formally recognizes their skills
  • lead a team and are responsible for performance


The full certificate requires the candidate to complete a total of 17 credits. There are three mandatory units and various optional units from which to choose.



CU855 – Manage Personal Development

CU856 – Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues

CU857 – Communicate Information and Knowledge



            CU761 – Set objectives and provide support for Team Members

            CU858 – Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team

            CU861 – Manage conflict in a team

            CU864 – Make effective decisions

            CU862 – Lead and manage meetings


Knowledge qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading


This qualification aims to allow learners to develop the general and essential knowledge of team leading roles and understand the personal and interpersonal skills of an effective team leader. To achieve this aspect of the framework students must complete a minimum of 13 credits through successfully achieving exams on the following topics:


            CT129 – Communicating Information & Knowledge in the Work Place

            CT220 – Team Leading Responsibilities

            CT221 – Managing Yourself and Providing Direction to Your Team


Transferable skills: Key or Functional Skills qualifications


All jobs require a number of key skills to ensure it is delivered effectively. Therefore the framework includes**:


  • Application of Number/ Maths Level 1
  • Communication/English Level 1
  • Information Communication Technology Level 1


**Please note exemptions may apply depending on accredited prior learning, which will be discussed and agreed during the initial assessment process.



The programme has been designed to be challenging and rewarding, as well as focusing on current job role requirements and enhancing performance. It is also designed to develop and build on individual’s interpersonal skills and an appreciation of the importance of team working. The programme is delivered in the work place and bespoke to the individual’s current role and development areas.


All candidates will be given the use of an e-portfolio system which can be accessed and managed remotely at any time day or night. It provides candidates with a secure online portfolio improving flexibility and security of assessment procedures as well as management access to monitor progress and provide evidence. 



Candidates who complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship could progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management. 

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