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. 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.
The ILM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management is ideal for managers moving into a middle management position, who still retain responsibility for operational processes but are more removed from day to day line management duties. The qualification develops the knowledge and skills required to take on higher level responsibilities such as planning and implementing change. This qualification forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship. Learners take four mandatory units in this qualification. The first unit looks at personal and professional development, helping the learner to identify their development needs and plan how to fulfil them. The second unit delves into the theory of leadership and also provides practical application of how to inspire and engage individuals. In the third unit learners develop and implement an operation plan. And the final mandatory unit helps the learner to develop their working relationships with key stakeholders. Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification. Benefits to the learner:- Develop your core leadership skills, take charge of your personal and professional development, get the skills to be able to plan and implement an operational plan, improve your working relationships and gain a recognised qualification for your personal development. Potential benefits to employers:- Middle managers with proven skills in operational management, managers who can assess and manage their personal and professional development, a broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs and promote a culture of organisational learning and development.
The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management is ideal for new and aspiring junior managers. Learners will pick up the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders, helping to start their career with confidence. This qualification starts with a single mandatory unit which focuses on getting and using information to make effective decisions and find solutions to problems. Learners then choose optional units from Levels 2, 3 and 4 according to their needs and skills to help their formal career development. Benefits to the learner:- Get a solid grounding in what it takes to organise, manage and motivate your teams, be confident about your ability to perform in your role, learn tools and techniques to develop yourself as a leader and gain a national qualification to recognise your abilities and experience. Potential benefits to employers:- Confident and effective managers, better communication, increased productivity, more motivated teams and a highly flexible qualification – close skills gaps, develop a well-rounded first-line management team.
This qualification is designed to prepare learners for their first management role, or, if they are a practising first-line manager, equip them with practical skills, tools and techniques to help improve their performance and get more from their teams. This qualification’s mandatory unit will equip learners with the skills to identify and analyse problems, gather information and evaluate options to get the best solution. Learners can choose from a comprehensive range of optional units to suit their needs and skills – this includes developing leadership skills, teaching them how to motivate a team, or understanding innovation and change in their business. Benefits to the learner:- Build a portfolio of core management skills, use these new skills in your own role, with support from, your training provider, communicate clearly, manage relationships confidently and gain a recognised qualification for your professional development. Potential benefits to employers:- Close skills gaps – customise this to fit organisational and development needs, areas of study range from general management skills, such as project management and budgeting, to specialist areas such as procurement and supply chain management, measurable results: workplace-based assessment ensures effective transfer of learning to your business.
A knowledge based qualification that gives the learner an in-depth introduction to the role and responsibilities of a team leader. This qualification for new and aspiring team leaders is assessed through completion of practical based assignments. On completion successful learners may benefit from career enhancement and/or progress to either a L2 Diploma in team leading or higher level VRQ’s within team leading and management. The qualification consists of three mandatory units covering the core skills needed to lead a team. Learners look at how to plan, allocate and monitor work; plus gain tools and techniques to develop as a leader and get the most from their team. Then learners complete the Certificate with optional units which cover everything from communication skills to business improvement techniques. Benefits to the learner:- The core skills to lead a team successfully, motivation techniques to get the best from people, the confidence to tackle difficult issues, like under-performance and tools to develop as a leader. Potential benefits to employers:- Team leaders equipped with the skills they need to perform, staff who are competent to manage people and relationships, better communication and collaboration in teams and incentivise your staff to develop their potential.