Team Leader Course

If you are currently managing a minimum of 2 staff members or have some prior knowledge and experience in a supervisory role, then this Level 3 Team Leader course is for you!

You will learn how to effectively demonstrate your sector knowledge, as this course is a fantastic opportunity for personal growth.

This course is a natural progression from the Level 3 Diploma in Team Leading.

*Government funding available. Complete the form to see if you qualify.

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About The Level 3 Team Leader Course

How do I achieve the Standard?

During the Team Leader course, you will cover skills such as leading people, managing people, building relationships, communication, project management and finance - as well as managing your own professional development.

Will I Need To Attend Classes?


Great news - there are no physical classes to attend at a college, but you will be required to attend master classes using the virtual classroom access we provide.

You will have regular contact with your Parenta tutor either remotely or face to face to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. Your tutor will set you course work to complete on OneFile our e-learning platform and will agree submission timings with you. It is important that you meet your submission deadlines to ensure you complete your qualification on time.

How long will the course take me to complete?

As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This will be up to 15 months in total, but afterwards, you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a competent team leader or supervisor and set yourself up for a rewarding career.

You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your course, however you may be required to do some independent learning.


The course is made up of 2 parts, as follows:


Main part of the course – 12 months. 

The units are based around your skills, knowledge and behaviours which you gain throughout your apprenticeship. Complete your Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor course and English and maths Functional Skills (Level 2).

Part 2 is in two sections - duration 3 months:

1. Preparation for your End Point Assessment (this is called Gateway). We will upload your English and maths Functional Skills certificates (Level 2) - once achieved - on to the Gateway Portal. You will be required to upload some evidence of your work from your online portfolio.

2. End Point Assessment consisting of a presentation with questions and answers (fail, pass, distinction) and a professional discussion, supported by your portfolio.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through a mixture of 'at home' and 'at work' tasks which you must provide evidence for on your online portfolio. Before this happens, your tutor will talk to you to find out what learning style suits you best and tailor your assessments around it.


At home:

  • Writing from personal experience
  • Assignments asking you to describe/explain something
  • Reflections on how you dealt with past events

At work:

  • Observations of your work practice by your tutor
  • Professional discussions with your tutor (these can also be done at home over the phone)


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Level 3 Team Leader Course Guide

For more information about the Level 3 Team Leader course, have a look through our comprehensive guide.

What Does Ofsted Say About Parenta Training?

Learn from childcare experts and tutors "that have extensive and current vocational knowledge."

Parenta tutors help expand your knowledge and understanding by delivering "well-planned and carefully structured lessons."

How do I find out more?

Contact our training team by either email on trainingsales@parenta.com or you can give us a call on 0800 002 9242.

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What Our Customers Say...

I have recently passed my Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workplace EYE (RQF). I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Jeanette Arnold for her calm and relaxed manner in which she guided me through the course. I found it challenging during these extraordinary times, obviously during COVID-19, I was unable to be taught face to face, but with the professionalism, clarity and well laid out tasks of Jeanette, I managed to get through. Whenever I spoke to Jeanette for queries, I felt confident and at ease, which you will see from my feedback recordings. Again, many thanks to Parenta, but especially Jeanette, who is a true asset to your company in these very unprecedented and difficult times.

Erica Salé

I am so glad that I had the chance to do my Level 3 childcare course with Parenta, it has been a delightful experience very smooth and efficient. Thanks to Tina Butler everything was always on time, from setting new assignments to marking them. Tina was very helpful during my course and was always easy to contact when needed. I had set goals for myself and we have spoken about this with Tina Butler that I wanted to become a room leader, I am happy and proud to say I have become the baby room leader!!

Ceyda Davulcular

Pippa Cain – amazing – always had a fantastic experience doing courses.

Gail Newton
Prospect House

I just want to say a massive thank you to Jeanette for getting me through my apprenticeship after having such a struggle with the many assessors I have had. She has got me through my apprenticeship in 8 weeks and finally taught me in a way that I could understand. I am extremely thankful to her.

Sarah Long

Katie was wonderful, the support and encouragement I got was fantastic.

Sarah Reith

Great service! Pippa is an amazing hard working assessor and needs more recognition and a pay rise for the amount of work load she has put on her.

Joanne Driver
Prospect House

Parenta offers good and quality services by supporting young people gain the qualification they need to work in a childcare setting as well as providing placement opportunities. This is of immense value to the student as it enables the student to be able to practice what they have learnt; thereby fostering their learning and development.

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Cornerstone After School Club

Parenta services have been highly professional and extremely useful for my business in finding apprentices and providing the support and training to our nursery team.

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Meadow View Childcare

We are a newly formed company but have a great deal of experience with childcare and staff undertaking NVQs. We spoke to four different companies about taking on our NVQ training and Aleece was by far the most efficient, polite and informative of all of those that we spoke to, hence why we chose to go with Parenta.

Paul Evans
Perfect Start Day Nurseries

Laura is amazing and very supportive of both the apprentices and us as a business. The only concern we have is the 10% fee that we have to pay for staff who are currently working here who would like to do a course. It puts a stopper on our teams’ development if the business cannot afford to pay the 10%. We understand this payment for staff who are joining us but not those who are already in our employment.

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Young Friends Nursery

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