ILM Courses and Qualifications

The business world is changing at a considerable pace. New styles of working are emerging, bringing increased expectations and fresh management challenges. Businesses need confident leaders, not just at the helm but at every level of their organisation. Yet, leadership remains the number one talent issue facing organisations. Deloitte's UK Human Capital Trends 2019 survey found that less than 10% of organisations felt that their leadership programmes were effective in preparing leaders to face the digital economy's challenges. Equipping your existing and emerging leaders with the skills they need to face these challenges adequately and confidently is crucial to business success. ILM qualifications can help you do that.

Why ILM courses and qualifications?

ILM forms part of the prestigious City and Guilds group and is the UK's leading specialist provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications. ILM courses and qualifications are also recognised internationally. Employers and employees highly value ILM qualifications as they provide theoretical knowledge and ensure learners develop practical skills to stand out as a leader. Over 70,000 learners commence study for an ILM qualification each year, and 9 out of 10 learners saying they're able to apply the leadership and management skills they learned to their day-to-day role and would recommend ILM. When it comes to organisations who enrol their employees on ILM training programmes, 8 out of 10 organisations report a return on their investment within the first year.

Depending on the training programme and modules you choose, ILM courses and qualifications enable learners to master a wide range of leadership and management skills, including:

  • Communication, delegation and critical thinking
  • Motivating themselves and others to improve performance
  • Problem-solving and making decisions
  • Managing health and safety
  • Leading innovation and change
  • Manage resources to achieve objectives
  • Developing a high performing team
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Recruit and manage people.

Learners will also understand how to improve their emotional intelligence, build resilience and care for the wellbeing of their teams.

The ILM courses and qualifications we deliver

ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management

The Level 3 in Leadership and Management qualification is ideal for aspiring managers or if you have management responsibilities but no formal training and are serious about developing your abilities. It is particularly suited to 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.

ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management

The Level 5 in Leadership and Management qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers. If you are looking to further develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities, then ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management is ideal.

Our approach

At Delphinium, our ILM courses and qualifications combine hard theory and soft skills with practical assignments and reflective review sessions.

Each programme involves a combination of:

  • Interactive masterclasses
  • Online workbooks, quizzes and activities
  • One-on-one tutor support
  • Membership to the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Access to an extensive library of tools, resources and techniques to develop your learning further.

Our live training modules are highly interactive, using facilitated discussion, real business examples, and real-life applications. They promote reflective review and encourage you to find opportunities to apply your learning in the workplace. All learners are also appointed a personal tutor who will provide one-on-one support throughout the training programme and achieving the ILM qualification.
We also offer a range of additional services that can be bolted onto ILM training programmes to increase learning and long term behavioural change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why ILM qualifications?

ILM is the UK’s leading specialist provider in leadership, coaching and management qualifications. They have over 50 years of experience in leadership development and have helped over a million people to develop essential workplace skills that build them up to be stronger leaders. Through accredited centres, ILM set the highest benchmarks for leadership and management performance. T

ILM is part of the City & Guild family and upon completion of your ILM Qualification, you will receive a Certificate of Professional Achievement awarded by City & Guilds. This means you can study safe in the knowledge that you are working towards achieving a globally recognised qualification.

Why study with Delphinium?

At Delphinium, we are exceptionally proud to be an Approved Centre for ILM. Being an Approved Centre means we meet high-quality standards around the knowledge, skills and experience of our staff, the quality of our training methods and our learning materials.

Our ILM Leadership and Management accreditation programmes support learners to develop the skills and resilience to lead, motivate and inspire while using core management techniques to drive better results. As an organisation, by developing your leaders, you will see increased employee engagement and productivity, as well as increased profitability.

At Delphinium, we place our learners at the heart of everything we do. We firmly believe that anyone who has the motivation and willingness to do so can be a strong leader. We are passionate about harnessing the power of leadership, at all levels, to transform people and their organisations for the better.

We work closely with our learners and their organisations to understand the challenges they face, learners’ existing strengths and areas on which they need to build to reach their full potential.

We offer a range of standard and bespoke training programmes allowing learners and their organisations to choose the course that will have the most impact for them. We also offer self-paced training programmes to enable learners to study at their own pace, anytime, anywhere providing ultimate flexibility.

How can I pay for my ILM course?

To ensure our ILM courses and qualifications are accessible to as many people as possible we offer a range of affordable payment options to our learners. Contact us to discuss you’re the options available to you and which payment option may be the most suitable.

How will I learn?

We understand that people prefer to learn in different ways. Therefore, we offer a range of options for studying towards our ILM qualification including face to face classroom sessions, virtual training sessions and online training through our e-learning platform.

How will I be supported?

While studying towards your ILM qualification with Delphinium, you will be supported in the following ways:

  • Receive a Candidate Handbook with full details of the course requirements, how to study and write assignments
  • Programme induction to welcome you to the programme and introduce your tutor
  • Unlimited one-on-one tutor support by e-mail and telephone
  • Learners who enrol on Delphinium’s live training programmes will attend highly interactive classroom training, using facilitated discussion, real business examples and group work.
  • Learners who enrol on Delphinium’s Online and On-Deman training programmes will access their modules through interactive online learning
  • Access to an extensive library of tools, resources and techniques to develop your learning further.

You will also receive a one-year membership to the Institute of Leadership & Management, providing access to a wealth of expertly curated online resources, including interactive tests, guides, journals, webinars, blogs, podcasts and free leadership events. Your membership will enable you to continue to develop your skills and increase your confidence as a leader and expedite your leadership career.

How will I be assessed?

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Assessments are vital for checking your progress. At the end of each module, you’ll complete a bite-sized assessment by way of reflective review, a written work-based assignment or a presentation.

This form of continual assessment ensures that your tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

The method and number of assessments will be dependent on the modules you study as part of your qualification.

Have you got a question that we haven’t already answered above? If so, get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer it for you.

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