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Course overview
  • Course ILM Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship (Leadership for Managers)
  • Duration 12-18 Months
  • Start Date September 2023

This programme will help you to develop and lead a team or service to achieve improved results for better patient outcome or staff experience.  It explores leadership and encourages learners to develop their leadership attributes through self-reflection and self-discovery as well as through group learning and support.  The programme will support the development of individual skills covering elements such as remodelling, motivating, developing, engaging, planning, implementation, and evaluating change.

The main focus of the learning is being able to put learning into practice back in the workplace.  The learning is to improve your own self-awareness, management skills and development through problem solving and decision making.  The course content includes understanding how to lead and manage people, building relationships using effective negotiation and influencing skills, communication, operational management, and project management and how to manage finance from a departmental level.

A combination of taught sessions, action learning sets, on-line learning, self-directed research, coaching, 360 report and a work-place project.

During the programme this will be done through informal assessment of group discussions and Q&A during class.  Formal assessment through written assignments, development of a portfolio, professional discussions and completion of a workplace improvement project.

At the end of the programme you will also complete End Point Assessment (EPA) conducted by ILM. This consists of a knowledge test using scenarios and questions, a structured competency-based interview, assessment of portfolio evidence and professional discussion.  These could be conducted via remote access (Skype) and an online system.

There are no formal entry requirements to come on the programme although candidates will be expected to have Level 2 English and Maths or a willingness to work towards achieving them.  The learner must be working in a role where they are able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge obtained and put into practice within their role.  This programme is aimed at existing and aspiring first line managers who are responsible for teams within a Healthcare / NHS setting.  Key responsibilities may include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, resolving problems and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The course is of a level where you are expected to be self-motivated to learn. There is a lot of work to do to obtain the diploma so you must be willing and able to put the time and effort into the programme.  You gain great networks and support from fellow colleagues on the programme and to date we have had great success with the outcomes of our learners.  If you are looking to progress and/or enhance your current skills with like-minded people from a multi-disciplinary team then this could be the programme for you.