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Information and Booking

Training provider: Apprenticeship College
Cost: Course fees are fully funded by Imperial’s apprenticeship levy, and there is no cost to the department. The standard cancellation policy will apply.
Duration: 13 Months.

Dates: Cohorts will start on 18 June 2024

Find out more: You must attend an information session to enrol on this course.
Briefing sessions will take place virtually on:
Wednesday 24 April 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 07 May 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
Contact us to register for a briefing session

Have you recently taken your first steps into line management or a supervisory role – or are you hoping to do so in the near future? This course will allow you to develop the core knowledge and practical skills to manage, motivate and inspire others. The 13-month programme will involve monthly workshops, group coaching, 1:1 skills coaching and work-based application of learning. You will join a cohort of new and aspiring managers working towards a Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Supervision accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, an internationally recognised qualification.

Who should attend

You do not need to manage staff already. This programme is geared primarily toward staff who are at the start of their career in leadership and management or wish to take their first steps into management. The programme is also appropriate for those already in management roles who may have practical experience but wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills and gain a qualification.

Please note: this programme is not appropriate for staff who have already completed ILMDP. ILMDP graduates interested in funded management qualifications may wish to explore the Imperial College and Corndel Executive Development Programme.


Applicants should:

  • Have approval from their line manager.
  • Be ready to commit to the minimum study requirement (up to two days a month for workshops and group coaching) and agree with their manager on balancing this with operational demands.
  • Be willing to provide honest and helpful feedback to the course organisers.
  • Have Maths and English at Level 2 (i.e. GCSE grade A* - C / 9 – 4 or equivalent). If you do not have this, there will be an opportunity to complete it as part of the programme.
  • Have long enough remaining on their contract of employment to complete the programme.
  • Meet Skills Funding Agency rules around the Right to Work in the UK and residency.

Course Content and Delivery

The programme is fully aligned to the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard and will enable participants to:

  • Gain a greater awareness of how they come across as a supervisor and how they can further develop
  • Learn what good line management looks like and benchmark where they are currently
  • Plan and manage work in a way that improves productivity
  • Effectively manage performance (including tough conversations around under-performance)
  • Manage others in a way that builds trust and develops morale
  • Communicate assertively and challenge appropriately where required
  • Present themselves with more confidence
  • Gain greater awareness of basic business and operational management principles
  • Learn how to initiate and manage small projects

Participants will attend a monthly workshop and a monthly group coaching session. In between, there will be follow-up activities.

On successful completion, participants will gain:

  • Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Supervision accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
  • The option to apply for professional registration with the Institute of Leadership and Management or the Chartered Management Institute.