Team Leader/Supervisor (New Standards) Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to get hands-on training and experience in an industry, supported by both an employer and Suffolk New College’s professional and experienced training staff.

Apprenticeships are open to all ages, those looking for a new job or even those already employed looking for career development and to improve their skills, qualifications and career developments.

This Apprenticeship is one of the new ‘Standards’, part of the reformed Apprenticeships system designed by employers, for employers. This means that it includes all of the skills that professionals need and will need in an ever changing workplace.

Common Job roles

  • Team Leader/Supervisor
  • First Line Manager
  • Junior Manager

This Apprenticeship is designed to give aspiring or practising managers the skills and experience they need to lead and manage a successful team of staff. Skills learned will include: managing the day to day operations of a team; supporting the development of team members; delivering operational plans and resolving problems.

Apprenticeship structure

Team Leader / Supervisor Standard

CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management

and Leadership (optional)



Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or grade 4 or above


Upon completion of this Apprenticeship programme, possible progression routes include:

  • Higher Management Apprenticeship
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Manager

How does an Apprenticeship work?

An Apprentice is much like any other employee, except they are following a programme of study with Suffolk New College towards achieving an industry approved qualification. In order to support this, an experienced and qualified assessor will come to visit both Apprentice and employer every six weeks to guide and monitor their improving skills and knowledge to suit the needs of their role and employer.

• Start date: Any time

• Attendance: On-the-job, occasional visits to College

• Duration: 18 months