This new apprenticeship standard is fantastic in developing a wide range of individuals who are either at the start of their career in leadership and management or for those already in management roles who may already have some practical experience but who wish to develop and apply enterprising management skills and mindset in developing their business. 

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

Roles/Occupations may include: Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

As part of the apprenticeship course each learner will embark on an accredited ILM Level 3 Managers Diploma will become members of the Institute of Leadership & Management

Course Structure

Level: Level 3

Duration: 12 - 18 Months

Qualifications:  ILM Level 3 Managers Diploma

*Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

How Its Delivered:

  • Monthly One to One Tuition and Assessment at the workplace

  • Bi Monthly - Full Day Training Workshops (in a Central Location)

  • Assigned a Business Mentor

  • E-Portfolio and Online Resources

  • End Point Assessment at the end of the Course

Entry Requirements : 
Learners must be employed within a role that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the qualification. Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification 


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Diploma Information

Costs & Funding

Funding Available: 90% of the agreed training costs up to the maximum funding cap up of £5,000 for this standard. 

Apprenticeship Training Value: Between £5,000- £5,250 Depending on agreed training requirements

Costs Example:

  • Full Course Training Value = £5,000

  • Government Contribution = £4,500 (90% of the maximum £5,000)

  • Balance left to pay = £500 (+VAT)

Funding Information

From may 2017, the government will have a funding band allocated to each apprenticeship and that funding band have a maximum amount of funding that the government is prepared to pay towards your apprenticeship training.

Currently this is 90% of the agreed price up to the maximum funding cap for training and assessment, and you as the employer will pay the remaining 10%. If the training you want is higher than the maximum funding cap then you will be required to pay in full the difference.

Do you have less than 50 employees? 
Employers with fewer than 50 workers will benefit from 100% of the apprenticeship training costs (upto the maximum funding cap) if the apprentice is between 16 and 18 years old or an 19 to 24 year old apprentice who was formerly in care or has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan.

Additional Support for Small Employers (Under 50 employees)

16-18 Year old Incentive

If you take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 or aged 19 to 24 who have previously been in care or who have a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan, you as a small employer you will receive an extra £1,000 towards the extra costs of supporting them. This will be paid to employers in two equal installments at 3 months and 12 months from the training provider.
AGE Grant (AGE will only apply to apprentices starting before 1 August 2017) 

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16- to 24-year-olds (AGE 16 to 24) supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a position to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.
If you are an eligible employer you can receive £1,500 for each eligible apprentice (up to five in total), where you have not employed an apprentice in the previous 12 months.
AGE can only be claimed for a non-levy-paying employer with fewer than 50 (49 or fewer) employees who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 24 at the start of their apprenticeship, into employment through an approved apprenticeship framework.