The Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, understanding and competence of leading teams. The qualification is generic, so it is suitable for individuals working or with access to work in a variety of roles in which leadership is a core component.
In the mandatory units, apprentices will cover the essentials of managing personal performance and development, communicating work-related information, leading and managing teams, and understanding business. There are a range of optional units allowing apprentices scope to choose those areas most relevant to them, including but not limited to: developing working relationships, managing team and individual performance, managing conflict within a team, procurements, meetings, information storage, project participation, negotiation, presentations, customer service, innovation, collaborating with other departments, equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, health and safety and employee rights and responsibilities.
Most of the units are competence-based but there are also knowledge-based units.
Objectives of the qualification include: preparing apprentices to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding; meeting relevant programmes of learning; preparing apprentices for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, apprentices should be able to work at level 1 or above or have equivalent work experience in the team leading area.
Assessment is by portfolio, internally set and marked and externally quality assured. Holistic assessment is encouraged. Evidence for competence-based units in this qualification must demonstrate the learner’s consistent competence in the workplace.
Knowledge-based units in this qualification will be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding.
These can be assessed by a variety of methods including:
- Question and answer test
- Multiple choice questions
- Question and answer verbal
All required equipment will be provided in the workplace.