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ILM Level 3 Award & Certificate in Leadership & Management

The ILM Level 3 Award and ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management programmes have been designed for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities. They particularly support practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. They provide a solid foundation for their role of leader / manager in a business or organisation.


The courses are delivered through a combination of online and work based learning to develop a range of leadership and management skills, both formally and through work based learning. Programmes are split into modules, each with a blend of on-line learning and practical activities. Students submit an assignment for each module, from which they receive regular feedback, and these also form the basis of their assessment. In addition, each student has a monthly coaching session (by Skype or ‘phone) with their own dedicated management coach.

The Award

The Award is a concise qualification consisting of two modules, ‘Understanding leadership’ and ‘Solving problems and making decisions’.

Participants explore the nature of the skills required to be an effective leader and evaluate their own leadership ability. This provides a solid foundation for personal development and provides valuable insights into the skills required to manage a variety of situations

The Certificate

The Certificate builds upon and broadens the skills and knowledge gained through the Award, which acts as its first two modules. It also provides the opportunity to put these skills into practice in real life situations. The course also looks at the key skills of effective team building, staff motivation, planning and allocating work and management communication.

Course Structure/Layout

Level 3 Award in Leadership &  Management Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management
Credit Value 4 Credits 13 Credits
Duration 2 months 6 months
Attendance Method On-line delivery with coaching support On-line delivery with coaching support
Structure Two modules:

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Six modules:

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Understand How to Establish an Effective Team
  • Understanding How to Motivate to Improve Performance
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Management Communication
Assessment Assignments (2) Assignments (6)
Costing £650 (inc. VAT) £1,500 (inc. VAT)


Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but participants will normally be either practising or aspiring team leaders with management responsibilities who are serious about developing their abilities.

Further Information

What benefits might I expect from the programme?

For you

  • Gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in your own role
  • Build your leadership capabilities – motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
  • Develop your leadership and management skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations

For your organisation

  • Effective and confident first-line managers
  • Better relationships and communication in teams
  • Proven skills – to get this qualification, managers will need to show that they can transfer their new skills to their organisation
  • Managers with the tools to develop their own skills and abilities

For stakeholders

  • Achievement of their aims
  • Progression towards their visions
  • Accredited Prior Learning

This programme offers participants the opportunity to gain recognition, formal credit and exemptions for learning acquired prior to enrolling. If you are awarded credit for prior learning you have the opportunity to complete the course sooner and also reduce the cost of your learning. For further details please contact us.

Progression routes

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications, including:

  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Facilities Management
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • ILM Level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership & Management


For information on any aspect of the programme or to make an application, contact 0845 890 2549 or