Charity Team Leader Apprenticeship

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The next stage of professional charity career development. This apprenticeship course will support your Team Leaders to be effective managers, compelling influencers and pragmatic problem solvers. We deliver above and beyond the standard – supporting Third Sector emerging leaders to manage change effectively, innovate and drive forward social impact.

Register your organisation’s interest and be the first to benefit from an apprenticeship built for the charity sector. More details below.

Description

The Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship course offers a robust grounding in management and leadership skills. We specialize in contextualizing our training within the needs and specifics of the charity sector. We think this is an important way of supporting a sector that is fundamental to social progress.

The course is structured around the Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor standard. We draw on internal knowledge and our extensive network of experts to create a dynamic, contemporary learner-centric experience for our apprentices. 

We know how busy staff can be and aim to offer a flexible learning experience that suits the needs of your organisation and apprentices. The course is a blend of apprentice-directed distance learning plus practical training through workshops to help deepen understanding and embed learning. We use a well-established, apprenticeship-compliant digital learning platform for the remote learning elements of the course.


Course overview

The course is broken down into high-quality modules that arm apprentices with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be successful in their charity leadership roles. The course covers:

  • How charities operate and generate income
  • How charities can learn, innovate and lead
  • How to manage and lead well in the charity sector
    • Management techniques and skills: what effective management in charities looks like and can achieve
    • Personal effectiveness: awareness of self, management of wellbeing both personal and your teams (techniques to be effective), management of self as a leader
  • How to communicate effectively
  • How to problem solve and make effective decisions
  • How to lead and motivate a team: building effective relationships, understanding what motivates others, taking others with you towards a clear goal / ambition
  • How to manage a project: operational and project management contextualised through how charities drive change and deliver impact
  • How to manage finances: governance and compliance
 

Ideal for first-time supervisors

apprentice team leader

The Team Leader apprenticeship course is relevant for a wide range of first-time line managers and supervisors – regardless of team or project size. 

What will apprentices learn?

  • Team Management Principles: team dynamics, motivation and managing resources and workloads
  • Leadership Techniques: including coaching, decision making, role modelling and managing change
  • Performance Management: including absence management, conducting appraisals, setting goals and objectives
  • Relationship Management: including negotiation and networking skills, customer and stakeholder management
  • Communications: including active listening, chairing meetings, presentation, digital, verbal and written communication skills
  • Human Resources & Legal Requirements: including equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Operational and Project Management: including planning and prioritisation, collecting, analysing and using data and risk management
  • Financial Management: including controlling budgets, delivering value for money, governance and compliance


 

Entry Requirements

Prospective apprentices need to hold a relevant management role such as Team Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Support Manager or Shift Manager

The entry requirements for Charity Fast-Track’s Team Leader Apprenticeship will be decided by each employer. Typically this will be five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C on old grading system) or higher. Apprenticeships without level 2 English and Maths, will need to achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment; we will refer them to an appropriate course to support them with this. 

Learners will be expected to have operational or project responsibility for: 

  • managing a team
  • building relationships internally and externally
  • delivering operational plans for your organisation
  • providing their team with a clear direction

This includes managerial responsibilities to their team such as: 

  • performance management
  • resolving problems
  • support
  • development
  • planning
  • managing workloads and resources

 

Working in partnership with you

Both you and your apprentices will be supported by a dedicated team of experienced trainers and coaches who work closely with you to co-create and deliver training tailored to your organisational needs.

It is important that you are able to support your apprentices throughout their training – offering them opportunities to work on projects that will enable them to practice their new skills and behaviours and use their new knowledge to embed their learning and provide evidence towards their qualification. 

To help maximise the positive impact of the apprenticeship, we invite employers to take part in joint reviews of your apprentice’s progress at regular points in their learning journey. These reviews provide an opportunity to see how the apprenticeship is going, to review objectives and build in more challenging activities if appropriate and to resolve any potential concerns or issues. 


About us 

Charity Fast-Track an Enterprise by Utopy

Charity Fast-Track is a programme of training relevant to the charity sector, delivered through mobile and flexible learning. We have been running training courses for over five years with over 400 alumni now mostly working in the charity sector.

Find out more about Charity Fast-Track >

The Charity Fast Track Team Leader Apprenticeship course has been developed following five years of delivering training in the charity sector. Over the years we have innovated through technology and digital content creation to deliver an effective online learning environment through the Canvas learning platform. This means that high quality learning can be done on the go and can be accessed anytime, anywhere on any device.

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Questions & Answers

How is it funded?

The UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy is a tax on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships. (Digital Apprenticeship Service in England). As of 2019, each employer receives an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment. More info at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy/apprenticeship-levy.

Who is it for?

The course caters for a wide range of first-time line managers and trainee supervisors. The training is adaptable for all project sizes and can accommodate small, medium and large teams.

How long is the course?

Approximately 12 months.

What is the qualification?

The course is structured around the Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor standard.

When does it start?

To be confirmed…. Initially, we were aiming for summer 2020, but the scheme has been postponed due to Covid-19. You can join the waitlist to receive updates or send your enquiries using the registration form.



 

Register Your Interest ahead of our programme launch

If you have any more enquiries, drop us an email for more advice on eligibility and job role/existing staff suitability for this training. 


FAQs

How is it funded?

The UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy is a tax on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships. (Digital Apprenticeship Service in England). As of 2019, each employer receives an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment. More info at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy/apprenticeship-levy.

Who is it for?

The course caters for a wide range of first-time line managers and trainee supervisors. The training is adaptable for all project sizes and can accommodate small, medium and large teams.

How long is the course?

Approximately 12 months.

What is the qualification?

The course is structured around the Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor standard.

When does it start?

To be confirmed…. Initially, we were aiming for summer 2020, but the scheme has been postponed due to Covid-19. You can join the waitlist to receive updates or send your enquiries using the registration form.