ILM Level 3 Qualifications in Leadership and Management

Who are these qualifications for?

The Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management are ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training and wish to expand and develop their expertise. This qualification also supports 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.

Benefits for individuals

  • 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

Benefits for employers

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

The qualifications are made up of a wide range of units covering core management skills such as understanding how to organise and delegate in addition to skills in communication, team leadership, change, innovation and managing people and relationships. This flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.

Our Process ....

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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 and Management

Qualification Overview

Qualification title and number Credit value Structure
Level 3 Award in
Leadership and Management
Minimum 4 credits
Maximum 12 credits
▶ One hour induction
▶ At least two hours tutorial support
▶ All units must be taken from Group 1*
▶ Minimum two units
Level 3 Certificate in
Leadership and Management
Minimum 13 credits
Maximum 36 credits
▶ Two hour induction
▶ At least four hours tutorial support
▶ Choice of units from Groups 1 and 2, where Group 1 contains Level 3 units and Group 2 contains units at Levels 2 and 4*
▶ Maximum of 6 credits from Group 2
Level 3 Diploma
in Leadership and Management
Minimum 37 credits ▶ Two hour induction
▶ At least seven hours tutorial support
▶ Choice of units from Groups 1 and 2, where Group 1 contains Level 3 units and Group 2 contains units at Levels 2 and 4*
▶ Maximum of 18 credits from Group 2

To download the ILM 'Q Card' click here
To download the full ILM specification for this qualification (8600-00) click here

ILM Leadership and Management at Level 3

Our Level 3 training programme in Leadership and Management is designed to fit with the ILM qualification requirements to enable you to gain an industry standard, internationally recognised qualification.

We can deliver the programme in a number of ways to suit your needs.

If you are an employer and require a programme for development of your junior and first line managers then we can deliver this programme as an in-house course, tailored to your company, using your processes and policies as part of the training material. We can deliver the course on site or at a venue local to your company or organisation. We can deliver the course to a mixed group of delegates - some completing the ILM qualification and some taking only the learning from the course. We can spread the five day programme over several months or deliver it all in one week if you prefer.

Using real industry examples of management that delegates will be able to relate to we deliver approximately forty hours of in-depth tutorial to transfer the knowledge to delegates in an interesting and enlightening way that will cover all the basics of managing people in a work environment and give delegates the real tools that will be useful to them for the rest of their careers.

If you are part of a local employers’ group or have other companies located nearby why not see if between you, you have eight staff in a management or aspiring management role that could be trained together.

We also deliver this qualification on an individual basis through blended learning – a mixture of distance learning with one to one tutorials via Facetime or Skype.

To get more information about our Level 3 Leadership and Management training programme please call us on 01623 345110 or contact us via the Contact Page and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.

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