The Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management is designed for new and aspiring middle managers. These qualifications help learners to really get to grips with their role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills they need to lead effectively at this level. Each unit in this qualification focuses on a specific set of skills and knowledge in six broad areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. Employers can work with learners to find the units that best fit individual and organisational requirements. Benefits to the learner:- Consolidate your management skills and experience, build knowledge of specialist business areas such as finance and marketing, develop the capabilities and personal awareness you need to be a leader, accredit your experience with a nationally recognised qualification. Potential benefits to employers:- Middle managers with an advanced understanding of their role and function in your organisation, managers who can assess and improve their own leadership styles and behaviours and a flexible choice of units – customise this qualification to close skills gaps in your organisation. Progression:- This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as: ILM Level 4 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 5 Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management.
The Certificate in Management of Volunteers is ideal for individuals seeking to prepare for their first management role in the third sector, or practising managers who want to improve their performance. Learners will gain a solid foundation in the specific set of skills they need to supervise, support, organise and motivate a team of volunteers. The units in these qualifications cover a wide range of skills and knowledge. This includes a choice of optional units that focus on management issues specific to volunteers, working with people, including building relationships, managing performance, fundamental competencies and getting results. Benefits to the learner:- Supervise, support and motivate volunteer workers, manage people with confidence, communicate well, build better relationships, learn a portfolio of practical management tools, techniques and skills, gain a nationally recognised qualification. Potential benefits to employers:- Well-run, productive and motivated teams of volunteers, increased engagement with your organisation’s goals, a wide range of optional units – customise this qualification to suit organisational needs and workplace-based assessment ensures new skills are effectively transferred to the job. Learner progression:- Successful completion of this qualification can lead to a range of progression options including the following: Level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management. Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management.
The ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management (Combined Qualification) is ideal for individuals looking to take their first step into line management and for those who already have some management responsibilities. This combined knowledge and competency based qualification will build and develop new skills to enhance their management career. The qualification also forms part of the ILM Level 3 Management Apprenticeship. Benefits to the learner:-
- Develop your portfolio of essential management skills
- Take charge of your personal and professional development
- Get an in-depth understanding of what is expected of a manager
- Manage your team effectively
- Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.
- First-line managers with proven competence in the role
- A broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs
- Promote a culture of organisational learning and development.
The ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership is aimed at middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and resources. It develops skills in strategic planning, strategic change and business process design alongside core leadership and management abilities such as inspiring colleagues and delivering results. This qualification forms part of the ILM Level 5 Management Apprenticeship. Learners take four mandatory units in this qualification. Two build skills in strategy - strategic planning and strategic change - the third unit looks at developing and evaluating business processes. And the fourth unit develops further core skills in leadership and management. Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification, evidence is assessed within the workplace through observation, discussions, inspection of work products, learner statements, written questions, witness testimony. Benefits to the learner:- Develop your set of essential leadership skills, learn how to manage strategic change, develop skills in business processes that could improve your organisation’s effectiveness and gain a nationally recognised qualification for your personal development. Potential benefits to employers:- Proactive middle managers comfortable with change, a broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs. Progression:- This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as: ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, ILM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management
The Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management are designed to develop aspiring middle managers and first line managers. Learners build core skills in middle management and can access a wide range of optional study areas to help them gain specific management skills to suit their needs. The Diploma also forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship. The core of this qualification builds up the key leadership and management knowledge needed by today’s middle managers. The Diploma contains four mandatory units building additional skills in personal development, change management and relationship development in the workplace. The qualification benefits from a wide selection of optional units to build management skills in a variety of areas such as managing risk, planning and allocating work or managing improvement, working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. Employers can work with learners to find the units that best fit individual and organisational requirements. It is assessed through practically based assignments. Benefits to the learner:- Gain the knowledge to support your middle management role, take control of your personal development, understand change in the workplace, build positive and productive relationships at work and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Potential benefits to employers:- Motivated middle managers with proven ability to perform, managers who can assess and improve their development, better communication and collaboration in teams and flexible choice of units – customise the qualification to suit your organisation.