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Apprenticeship in Team Leading - Intermediate at West Thames College

Course description

Good team leaders and managers are essential to any organisation. They inspire better performance and motivate others to succeed. Employers that invest in leadership development benefit from a more open, trusting and cohesive team environment, and profit from improved communication between individuals and a healthy group dynamic.

Course content

Overview of units for Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading

  • Key principles of team leading
  • Managing personal development
  • Developing working relationships with team members
  • Communicating information and knowledge
  • Developing working relationships with colleagues
  • Planning, allocating and monitoring work of a team
  • Participating in meetings

Entry requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme, you should be 16 years or older, working in a junior team leading role within a business organisation, with a strong commitment towards gaining the skills and qualifications you need to help you progress in your career. You should be working at least 30 hours per week in one of the following roles:

  • Team leader
  • Shift leader
  • Charge hand
  • Section leader


To successfully complete your Apprenticeship you will need to achieve the following elements:

Competence qualification

Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading you must achieve a minimum of 45 credits to achieve this qualification. Some of these units are mandatory and some you may choose with the agreement of your employer and assessor. Your assessor will go through these units with you and your employer in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you can achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure that you meet the minimum national standards.

Knowledge qualification

Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading. Most of the knowledge you will learn in the classroom in college. Some may also be delivered online and in the workplace.

Personal learning and thinking skills

Evidence will be collected to show that you have acquired the following skills: creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learning, self-management, teamwork and effective participation.

Financial information

You do not pay to complete an apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you may decide to go on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Team Leading or progress in your career, possibly taking on a more senior role with supervisory responsibilities such as team manager, shift manager, store manager, section manager or room leader.

Further information

For details call our apprenticeship team on 020 8326 2010 or email

View all apprenticeships at West Thames College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 12 months, one day at college, four days in the workplace
  • Course code: APP0144
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