Team Leader Supervisor

Level 3 Apprenticeship


This interactive Level 3 apprenticeship will prepare aspiring leaders with a full range of skills to effectively manage people and develop relationships, deliver results and manage themselves. You will also learn valuable techniques and methods to improve performance and will undertake training to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a number of areas that are considered essential aspects of leadership.

Who is it suitable for:

  • Front Line Managers
  • Junior Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Shift Managers
  • Project Officers
  • Team Leaders

Key information

Qualification level: 3

Duration: 15 months

Qualifications achieved: Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard

Functional skills: Level 2 in maths and English, unless certificates that match the exemption criteria (e.g. GCSE Grade 4-9, A-C or equivalent) can be shown

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Apprentices should already be a Level 3 Qualified Practitioner who are already working in, or looking to work in, a Childbase Partnership nursery. Additionally, they should be aspiring to lead a team or already work in a team leading role. Apprenticeships are funded through the Government and as such have eligibility requirements to enable funding to be accessed. 

Apprentices must:

  • Be aged 16 or over.
  • Not be in any other form of education or study.
  • Have been resident in the EEA (European Economic Area) for the past 3 years and have proof of this.
  • Have a National Insurance number.
  • Hold a permanent contract of employment prior to starting your apprenticeship (this will be within a Childbase Partnership nursery)

Further information:

Apprentices are assigned a qualified and dedicated Trainer Assessor (and Functional Skills Tutor if required) to provide them with the help and support needed. The apprenticeship is delivered via a blended learning approach of on and off the job training to ensure you can develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for your role and to support your learning style. This includes:

  • Regular training days and one to one support sessions at our Academy in Newport Pagnell.
  • Observations and discussions with a dedicated Trainer Assessor/mentor to evidence skills within your nursery.
  • Witness statements from colleagues to evidence behaviours.
  • Support with assignment writing to evidence knowledge.
  • One to one functional skills support, if applicable.

As a Childbase colleague you will also have access to a variety of benefits which can be viewed here and you can apply for a TOTUM student discount card.


An overview of what you will study…

Month 1


Month 2

Effective communication

Month 3

Leading people and pedagogy

Month 4

Managing performance

Month 5

Building a high performing team

Month 6

Organisation governance and strategy

Month 7

Problem solving and decision making

Month 8

Project and financial management

Month 9

Continuous improvement and self-awareness

Month 10

Operational management

Month 11

Leading change in your nursery

Month 12

Getting ready for End Point Assessment

Months 13&14

End Point Assessment

Month 15


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