Level 3 in Leadership and Management

The ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management qualification is ideal for aspiring managers or if you have any supervisory or management responsibilities but no formal training. 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.

The benefits of ILM Level 3 courses and qualifications

Results for learners

  • Gain a range of key management skills
  • Put new skills into practice in your own role
  • Build your leadership capabilities
  • Motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
  • Develop your leadership skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations
  • Increase your prospects of promotion.

Impact for employers

  • Effective and confident first-line managers
  • Better relationships and communication in your teams
  • Highly interactive workshops with facilitated discussion, real business examples and reflective review promoting application of learning
  • Qualification can be tailored to your organisation’s learning and development needs.

Qualification flexibility

The ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management provides an option to study towards one of three qualifications: A concise Award, a broader Certificate or a comprehensive Diploma.

The ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management is a short and concise course with approximately forty guided learning hours. To achieve the qualification you are required to gain between four and twelve credits across a minimum of two units (topics) and pass an assessment for each topic.

The average completion time for this qualification is six months. If you decide to progress to the ILM Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management, the units you’ve studied for the Award count towards the bigger qualification.

The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management provides a broader base of knowledge and skills. The guided learning hours required for this qualification are one hundred and thirty with a requirement to gain a minimum of thirteen credits and a maximum of thirty-six credits. It is common for learners to study six or seven units when studying towards the Certificate. To achieve the qualification you are required to pass an assessment for each topic (unit).

The average completion time for this qualification is nine to twelve months. If you decide to progress to the ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management, the units you’ve studied for the Certificate count towards the Diploma.

The ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management is the most comprehensive Level 3 qualification with an extensive programme of learning. It required three hundred and seventy guided learning hours and a minimum of thirty-seven credits. The average completion time for the Diploma is eighteen months.

Focus on the skills you need

Leadership Skills

Understand leadership, different leadership styles and how to flex your style to get the best out of your team.

Core Management Skills

Develop skills in planning and allocating work, organising and delegating activities.

Perform Management Tasks

Develop your skills to effectively manage performance, projects and lead meetings.

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Team Leadership

Motivate and leverage your peoples’ strengths to improve performance.

Change and Innovation

Learn how to plan and manage change, and create a culture of innovation.

People and Relationships

Build strong relationships, improve communication and negotiation skills.

Units for the ILM Level 3

You can study over eighty units as part of the ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management. Here are some of the most popular units:

  • Leadership Skills Development
  • How to Motivate and Improve Performance
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Understanding Innovation and Change in an Organisation
  • Understanding Customer Service Standards and Requirements
  • Developing Yourself and Others
  • Understanding Organising and Delegating in the Workplace
  • Understanding the Communication Process in the Workplace
  • How to Lead Effective Meetings
  • How to Manage Remote Workers
  • Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace

What questions do you have about our ILM courses and qualifications?

Are you still putting the pieces of the puzzle together? Do you have outstanding questions as to whether our ILM courses and qualifications iare right for you or your staff? If so, our frequently asked questions page may have the answer you're looking for.

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