12 months
+ 4 Months End Point Assessment
Who's it for?
Early Leaders
First-time line managers
Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship
Leadership 101

Accelerate your career by taking new knowledge and turning it into practical application within your role.

Build your confidence during the first steps on your leadership pathway as you understand yourself as a leader and learn to lead high performing teams.

Learners will develop their resilience through learning foundation knowledge of key components from strategy to operations.


Understand key leadership theories and apply them to your current practice
Deepen your knowledge of financial and operational management
Learn the foundations of thinking strategically
Dedicated Professional Learning Mentor
Fully funded through the apprenticeship levy
Module 1
Understanding People

Learners will develop an understanding of what it means to be professional in the workplace and how best to learn about self-awareness and manage themselves.
Learners will develop the core skills to fulfil the challenging but rewarding role of leading people and high performing teams.

Module 2
Understanding Strategy

Learners will develop problem solving techniques to make decisions using relevant information and disseminating this within their team and wider department. Learners will develop their understanding of how to operate within organisational values and manage communication at all levels within an organisation including in meetings and presentations with a range of stakeholders.

Module 3
Understanding Operations and Finance including Project Management

Learners will develop their operational management skills and begin to learn how to manage data, technology and human resources to support an organisational strategy.
Learners will understand the basic principles of managing costs and budgets including how to monitor financial matters. Learners will also deliver a project proposal and learn about project management.

Fully funded through the apprenticeship levy

As an apprentice, you pay absolutely nothing to join the NCLM, there shouldn’t be a cost to developing yourself as a leader.

The programme is fully funded by your organisation's apprenticeship levy fund, and we can support your employer in accessing it to unlock unlimited leadership development for you and your colleagues.

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It’s not just about a qualification for our employees, but working cohesively to achieve our vision.

Alfie Green
Operations Director
Frequently asked
What support is available throughout the course to help me pass?

You will have access to your own Professional Learning Mentor and a dedicated Senior Leadership Tutor (if you are on the Senior Leadership Programme) throughout the programme. All Associates will also be provided with an online portfolio and Virtual Learning Environment. These will contain literature, videos and podcasts covering leadership and management theory.

I haven't done any formal learning for a long time, does that matter?

The average age of Associates on our programmes is 38 and so most haven't done any formal learning for a while. For this reason our Foundation Module is focussed on getting everyone back into a learning mindset.

Do I need to attend the training in person?

Each module will have face to face workshops that are delivered in various locations throughout England. However, there will also be a virtual option available for each module too in case you are unable attend each module in person. We want to be as flexible as possible for Associates to be able to take part in our courses so it can fit alongside your other commitments.

What qualifications do I need to take an apprenticeship?

This depends on the level of the apprenticeship you are interested in.

Associates for all programmes will need to show their GCSE certificates in English and Maths with a Grade C or will need to take an equivalency programme and exam.

For the NCLM’s Senior Leader Apprenticeship you will need a degree because this comes with a Masters.

We work hard to ensure everyone who can benefit from our programmes can join where possible so please get in touch so we can understand more about your qualifications and experience and how we can help you with your professional development.

Let's get started

There is no commitment at this stage. Just the opportunity to learn more about this programme and to ensure you have a place if the programme reaches capacity.

*Fully Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
Who is it for?
Early Leaders
First-time line managers
Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship
Opportunity to progress on to the Advanced Management Programme
Portfolio of evidence completion and professional discussion
Presentation with Q&A
Additional information
First Day of Learning (online)
10 half day sessions (online)
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