Team Leader Apprenticeship

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This 13 month apprenticeship provides Leeds health and care employees who are new to management with the essential skills required to unlock the potential within themselves and their teams.

Designed by programme partners Multiverse (who we also work with to deliver our Data Analyst Apprenticeship & Project Management Apprenticeship) in partnership with Mind Gym, the content of this course is delivered over 13 months, and provides access to 1:1 monthly sessions with your own individual coach, and group sessions with peers across the Leeds health and social care workforce.

Leading others starts with leading ourselves. And that’s where you’ll begin – understanding your own strengths, motivations, and styles. Further modules focus on developing a high-performing team capable of making a big impact. The final module focuses on the delivery of those impacts by solving a real life problem.

All successful applicants will gain the Team Leader Level 3 qualification accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

This is a great opportunity to not only join an industry leading programme that Multiverse are currently delivering to organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, the NHS and the Ministry of Justice, but to work and learn alongside colleagues from across the Leeds health and care workforce.

The cost of the apprenticeship is fully-funded by the UK Apprenticeship Levy, so there’s no charge to the participant, or the employer.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

This opportunity is suitable for colleagues across the sector. Whether your role is clinical, care, or office-based, as long as you’re new to people management, you can join this apprenticeship.

We recommend this course to people who are 0-3 years into their people management career (applicants who aren’t yet people managers must have started their people management role within three months of the apprenticeship commencing). However, it is relevant for individuals with up to five year’s people management experience if you haven’t received formal people management training before.  

Please note: this programme is not suitable for individuals who already hold a management degree.

What topics does the apprenticeship cover?

1. Focus on me

To lead well, we need firm foundations to build on. This module will help you to understand your own strengths, motivations and style.

  • Self-awareness: Understanding strengths and areas for development, then addressing them.
  • Self-coaching: Ensuring you lead authentically.
  • Focus on me: Diving into self-knowledge and forging a reflection habit that will transform the way you lead.

2. Focus on the team

Leaders are striving to build high-performing individuals and teams. As a leader, you’ll need to demonstrate authenticity in your approach and build consensus around a shared purpose. This module will demonstrate how to do that.

  • Planning: Taking strategic plans and turning them into actions for your team.
  • Goal setting: Setting clear and achievable goals with your team.
  • Influence: Influencing and persuading others within your team and across your organisation.

3. Leading for impact

Leaders must create the conditions for their team to thrive. This means building trust and influence, and developing relationships across your organisation, which is the focus of this module.

  • Project delivery: Delivering a well-planned project and tracking progress along the way.
  • Difficult conversations: Building confidence in having tricky conversations with your team.
  • Change management: Communicating and delivering change within your organisation.
  • Focus on the team: Leading by example and understanding colleagues as individuals so everyone can flourish.

4. Delivering the goods

In your management role, it’s likely that you will encounter difficult situations. This module is aimed at equipping you with the confidence to navigate your organisation, lead with success, and overcome obstacles.

  • Leading for impact: Translating the big picture into your daily working life for maximum impact.
  • Delivering the goods: Using all your new skills to create real impact. From managing ‘scope creep’ to monitoring progress, this is where you’ll step up to the next level of leadership.

Each module is accompanied by two cutting-edge Mind Gym workouts, two small group coaching sessions, practical workshops, self study, an Applied Learning workbook and quarterly progress reviews.

You can view the full curriculum here

What is the time commitment?

The average monthly time commitment per applicant is as follows:

Applications for this apprenticeship are now closed. If you’d like to register your interest for a place on the next cohort, please contact LHCA@nhs.net