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Institute of Leadership & Management Qualifications

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) supports, develops and informs leaders and managers at every stage of their careers.

ILM Qualifications offer a route for individuals and organisations to fulfil their potential and achieve success. With our broad range of industry leading qualifications, membership services and learning resources, ILM provides flexible development solutions that can be blended to meet the specific needs of employers and learners.

All ILM programmes are built on in-depth research and carefully conceived to meet the skills requirements of the industries and professions in which they are used. ILM’s membership packages are tailored to deliver cost-effective career-long support and development to managers at all levels.

We deliver a wide range of ILM programmes listed below.

All programmes are designed in partnership with organisations delivering units and assessments which fit the needs of the business and the individual development requirements

Leadership and Management Qualifications

ILM Level 2 Team Leading: For new and aspiring team leaders. Ideal for those starting out in their management career, & Leadership and Team Skills: For team members or team leaders. Ideal for those who want to lead, organise and motivate a team.

ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management: For those who have management responsibilities. Ideal for team leaders who will be leading people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

ILM Level 4 in Leadership and Management: For new and aspiring department heads and middle managers. Ideal for those looking to further their knowledge and technical skills needed to be an effective leader.

ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management: Ideal for project managers, department heads and middle managers. For those who want to develop their technical knowledge, strategic insight and practical expertise.

ILM Level 6 & 7 in Leadership and Management: For senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers. Ideal for those looking to develop their strategic skills, and enhance their personal brand.

Coaching, Mentoring & Supervision Qualifications

As well as increasing confidence and motivations, ILM’s coaching and mentoring qualifications improve management performance, conflict resolution and communication and interpersonal skills. 

95% of learning and development managers say that coaching has delivered tangible benefits to their business*

Specific coaching benefits include:

  • better communication and interpersonal skills 
  • increased confidence and motivation 
  • improved conflict resolution 
  • better management performance 
  • improvements in efficiency and effectiveness 
  • fewer errors 
  • better performance in managers 

90% of organisations with over 2,000 employees use business coaching*

*Based on the results of learning and development professionals in 250 large organisations

Level 3 Coaching (Award or Certificate): For those in their first management role. Ideal for those who want to know what it takes to be an effective coach in the workplace. 

Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring (Certificate and Diploma): Ideal for managers who are already carrying out coaching and mentoring in their everyday role. For those who are planning to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach or mentor. 

Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring (Certificate and Diploma): For senior managers, HR/OD professionals, professional coaches or mentors. Ideal for those who want to develop their expertise and credibility in coaching and mentoring, or who want to establish coaching on an organisational level.

Level 7 Coaching Supervision (Certificate and Diploma): For professional coaching. Ideal for those who want to develop their expertise in supervision of strategic, leadership, business or management coaching within an organisation. These qualifications are a gateway to accreditation but are not a licence to practice. 

ILM Endorsed & Development Programmes

Endorsed & Development Programmes allow the development of tailored courses and programmes to suit your organisation or business.

We deliver a range of endorsed programmes or can design a programme to suite your needs and requirements.

  • Coaching Skills
  • Effective Management & Leadership Skills
  • Performance Management Skills
  • Change Management Skills

I attended the ILM 5 Coaching programme in late 2009 and found the course extremely interesting, educational and fun. ... [read more]

Viv Lund, Head of Training South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust