Aspiring Leaders OPEN Programme

Aligned to the Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship

Unlock the full potential of your future leaders

For your high-potential talent, who are aspiring for departmental or project management roles as part of their career progression, this programme is a perfect way for them to obtain an additional qualification to achieve this.

Level 3 Apprenticeship

When funded using the Apprenticeship Levy, delegates will obtain a Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship once they have completed the programme.

build soft skills

No matter the role, having soft skills is fundamental to efficiency, communication & leadership. Embed these skills to get the best from your early career & graduate talent.

prepare for future roles

When you’re fast tracking talent, you need to be preparing them for their next role; whether it’s client-facing or a manager, give them the skills they require.

increase roi

High-potential talent can be a great investment, but only if you help them to reach their full potential. Start developing you early career & graduate talent today.

Our Programme

We help delegates to understand themselves better – from what motivates them, to their perceived strengths and weaknesses, right through to analysing and understanding the impact their behaviour may have on others. We fully equip them for the challenges of Leadership & Management, from having difficult conversations, to positively shaping those around them.

Across the programme, a delegate’s strategic and commercial thinking is stimulated to help them understand their responsibilities to themselves, others and their business.

Through classroom sessions, experiential learning and 1-2-1 coaching, we provide situations to enable delegates to develop their skills and capability so they can be a key driver in their own success, as well as guiding others to succeed, develop and reach their own potential.

Underpinning the career-defining eureka moments delegates will experience is a programme designed to effectuate behavioural change and embed that learning for long lasting results.

The Discovery Aspiring Leaders Programme (Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship) is delivered throughout the year as an OPEN Programme, allowing multiple companies to enrol delegates on a cohort, at the same time. Delegates benefit from shared experiences and learning from delegates at similar stages of their career, with different backgrounds. The Aspiring Leaders Programme can also be delivered as a Closed Programme, specifically for your organisation, tailored to your organisational learning requirements.

Outcomes of the programme include:

embedding critical business knowledge
identifying and addressing development areas
increasing self-awareness and professionalism
Developing interpersonal capability
Understanding business concepts and increasing commercial awareness
Managing live projects

Why Discovery?

Our team at Discovery have been designing and delivering development programmes for organisations across the UK for over 20 years’ and across all sectors including engineering, FMCG and technically oriented workforces. We are an approved training organisation for the Association of Professional Sales, an Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre, active members with the Institute of Student Employers and approved to deliver apprenticeships by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

The programme meets all the requirements of the apprenticeship standard with an added emphasis on behaviour and change. With training developed around neuroscience and neurobiological principles, delegates will experience deep insights into how behaviours are perceived differently by different people, and how they can adapt their own style for different contexts. The overall result is a manager who is demonstrating leadership capabilities, better self-awareness and increased recognition of diversity amongst their team and wider workforce.

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Aspiring Leaders Programme is designed to provide high-potential, future leaders with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will stretch them to reach their full potential.

Key responsibilities may include: Supporting managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships.

Is there an eligibility criteria?

For employees to be eligible to complete an apprenticeship, they must:

  • Have lived in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • Live or work in England for 50% of their working week
  • Be aged 16+
  • Prove they have obtained their GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above), or be willing to obtain them during the programme
  • Be able to provide a valid form of ID (e.g. Passport or Driving Licence)

How can the programme be funded?

The programme can be privately funded by any organisation. Additionally, as the programme is aligned with the ILM Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship, the programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy – both for organisations who are levy payers and SMEs using a government top-up.

What is a closed programme?

A closed programme is a way of running this programme specifically for your organisation, which allows us to tailor learning and interventions specifically to your business.

The delegate journey…

Upcoming cohort dates

We start and deliver multiple programme cohorts throughout the year. To express your interest about available start dates for your employees, please complete the contact form below.

January cohort

Welcome – 13th January 2021

Induction day – 27th January 2021

February cohort

Welcome – 10th February 2021

Induction day – 24th February 2021

March cohort

Welcome – 10th March 2021

Induction day – 24th March 2021

Quarter Two Cohorts

Quarter Three Cohorts

Quarter Four Cohorts

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The Discovery ‘Way’

Use a joined up approach through Diagnostics, Recruitment & Training to build a better workforce.


Before taking action, take the time to understand how you need to build your workforce to reach your business’ goals and reduce wasted spends.


Get the right people in your business with the behaviours, stretch and capability that will ensure your business succeeds.


Business doesn’t stand still: develop your employees to increase their capability, prepare them for future roles & future-proof your workforce.

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