A team leader/supervisor is in a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.
Because team leaders and supervisors work in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, their specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
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.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at grade 4 or higher.
Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.
Knowledge and skills
Final assessment and grading will be undertaken by the Independent Assessor. Marks will be based on how the evidence presented contributed to:
Talented DCG fashion business & retail student Hadley Trueman has already seen his concepts win national acclaim.
Hadley, aged 17, received the award for most outstanding work after exhibiting at The Truman Brewery in East London over the summer.
He was among 150 further education students on UAL (University of the Arts London) award body courses nationally, who were selected to perform or display their work at Origins Creative Arts Festival.
Hadley’s use of Instagram to create a live timeline featuring high-end department store Selfridges impressed the judges with its originality.
When he finishes College Hadley is thinking about taking a degree in buying and merchandising, possibly at UAL or De Montfort University in Leicester, where one of his favourite designers, Samuel Ross, studied.
Hadley said: "I’ve always been interested in fashion, but the business side more than the design side.
“After GCSEs I looked at other colleges that are not far from where I live but the level 2 course at Joseph Wright was just what I was looking for."
When Hadley is not at College, he’s gaining valuable work experience at Nottingham clothing store 18montrose as well as marketing his own online unisex streetwear brand asterisk vision.
College is great. The tutors are supportive – they don’t mind if I take the brief and change it to suit my own ideas.