ILM Level 3 Award

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Effective first line management requires very particular skills and plenty of confidence. 

The award in Leadership and Management is ideal for aspiring or new first line managers as well as existing managers with no formal management training.

The Award combines distance and class room based learning. You will attend 3 one day sessions over 3 weeks at main site. It explores core competencies of a management position and you will cover leading and Motivating a Team, Solving Problems and making decisions. 

You will consider techniques for motivation and communication, developing team objectives and understanding of vision, mission and strategy. Problem solving analysis, creative thinking techniques, data analysis, decision making and planning techniques will also be studied.

You will complete 2 short answer question papers and final submissions deadline is two weeks post last delivery session. 

Entry Requirements:

You are required to be in a first line management position or due to move in to a management position

You must have a good level of spoken and written English

Dates & Location:

9th January 2019

2nd May 2019

Plumpton College


3 one day sessions over 3 weeks


£567 Tuition Fee

£83 Registration

It was great and has been a big help in looking at the way I work with the team.

Guy Lucas

Student Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Future Opportunities

Why take a Leadership and Management course?

Strong leaders are the core foundation of any successful business. A manager can make or break a team, enhancing or solidifying your leadership skill is crucial to being the best manager you can be.

Studying an Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification will allow you to:

  1. Understand yourself as a leader
  2. Understand leadership styles and the effect they have on people
  3. Use feedback and self-review and reflection to enhance your leadership skills
  4. Work on your communication skills and ability to align your team with your organisation’s goals and vision
  5. Learn solid techniques for organising and implementing complex plans and projects
  6. Build happier and more productive teams

Which Level should I choose?

Level 2 is perfect for you if you are a team leader or potential team leader who needs a solid foundation in management skills. If you are a current team leader, it will help you be more confident in your role. If you are currently part of a team, it will help you make the transition from team member to team leader.

Level 3 is the right choice if you have some management experience as a team leader or first line manager. It will take you from potential management material to respected and efficient leader and help you rise in the ranks.

Level 5 is perfect if you are a middle manager, such as an operations/project manager or department head. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to take on a senior management role and progress in your career. 

What are Awards –Certificates - Diplomas?

Awards are bite-sized qualifications, which will give you in-depth knowledge of a specific, narrow subject area. 

Certificates are medium-scope qualifications, which cover essential subject areas in detail.

Diplomas are a full sized qualification, which cover substantial subject areas in detail

About ILM

ILM are the UK’s largest management body. They are an independent charity that forms part of the City and Guilds group, and set the benchmark for quality in leadership and management.

They combine industry-leading qualifications with specialist member services, and their focus is on improving leadership standards in companies of all sizes.

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