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Apprenticeships - operations manager & team leader

We are approved on the ESFA's Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) as a support provider. If you are interested in finding out how you can work with us, please contact Barrie Smale:

E-mail: barrie@inspired2learn.co.uk or Call: 01380 609313

Some introductory information (Source: CMI)

Working closely with employers and providers, CMI, as the professional body for management and leadership, has helped shape a new suite of apprenticeships to provide a progression pathway for the development of both new and existing managers.

Download - Team Leader/ Supervisor (level 3) apprenticeship standard and assessment plan

Download - Operational/ Departmental Manager (level 5) apprenticeship standard and assessment plan

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship involves undertaking a job role which is accompanied by the training and development of skills. This training can only be provided by an approved provider like us on the RoATP. It is a way for people of all ages to ‘earn while they learn’, and to achieve a qualification as part of this.

Apprentices must be in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship. All apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age. Many employers however choose to pay the apprentice more than the minimum wage.


Apprenticeships have a number of benefits for employers and apprentices.

  • Apprentices can acquire the skills they need to work and progress within certain roles
  • Apprentices will be employed and paid a wage throughout, will gain a full apprenticeship certificate, and gain a head-start into their chosen profession compared with many of their counterparts
  • Apprenticeships are a tried and tested way for employers to recruit new staff, re-train or up-skill existing staff
  • Productivity is increased over time
  • For levy paying employers – funds that are paid into the Digital Account can be used to upskill any accidental manager, however highly qualified.
  • Training and assessment costs are presently co-funded by the government
  • Employers that pay the levy will be able to use those funds to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment.
  • Employers that don’t pay the levy (or levy paying employers who have used up their payments) will be required to contribute 10% of the cost of training and assessment for apprenticeships.


The cost of the training will depend on the price of any training, assessment and any qualifications included for each apprenticeship. Employers can negotiate bespoke training packages with us up to the funding cap set by Government. 

Where the agreed price exceeds this cap, employers must pay the difference.

For further information:

E-mail: barrie@inspired2learn.co.uk or Call: 01380 609313


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