ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in School Business Management

ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in School Business Management

Is this for you?

These are designed for aspiring practicing School Business Managers. You will gain broad understanding of the context and tasks associated with a School Business Manager role.

What can you expect?

You will develop skills and experience in the areas of finance, human resources, procurement, leading support services, infrastructure and marketing as well as supporting the development of general management skills and behaviours.

The Award consists of 2 units, which can be completed in 2 months:
• Understanding leadership
• Solving problems and making decisions

The Certificate consists of 6 units, which can be completed in 12 months:
• Understanding leadership
• Solving problems and making decisions
• Understand how to establish an effective team
• Understand how to motivate to improve performance
• Planning and allocating work
• Management communication

ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Is this for you?

These programmes are among the ILM’s most senior qualifications. They are designed for senior managers or HR / OD professionals; who want to develop their coaching and mentoring expertise or to establish coaching at an organisational level. They are ideal for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

What can you expect?

You will learn how to build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level. You will critically review your emotional intelligence; values; interpersonal and communication skills to assess your competence as a coach or mentor.

The Certificate consists of 4 themes, which can be completed in 6 months:
• Coaching and mentoring in a strategic environment
• Performing effectively and ethically as an executive coach and mentor
• Working with executive clients
• Professional practice (20 hours)

The Diploma consists of 4 themes, which can be completed in 9-12 months:
• Coaching and mentoring in a strategic environment
• Performing effectively and ethically as an executive coach and mentor
• Working with executive clients
• Professional practice (100 hours)

ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

Is this for you?

These programmes are designed for aspiring and practicing middle managers. To help them to develop their skills and experience. It will help improve performance and prepare for middle and senior management responsibilities.

What can you expect?

You will see growth in your professional capabilities. You will gain valuable experience of working on and improving organisational issues. You will grow and develop as leaders and managers.

The Certificate consists of 6 units, which can be completed in 6 months:

You will cover a range of leadership and management issues.
• Becoming an effective leader
• Managing projects in the organisation
• Understanding financial management
• Management coaching and mentoring
• Leading innovation and change
• Developing critical thinking

The Diploma consists of 7 units, which can be completed in 12 months:
• Becoming an effective leader
• Managing projects in the organisation
• Understanding financial management
• Management coaching and mentoring
• Leading innovation and change
• Developing critical thinking
• Managing own CPD plan

Personal skills

ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management

Is this for you?

These programmes are designed for aspiring and practicing managers. To help you develop your skills and experience. You will gain skills to improve performance and prepare for your first line management responsibilities.

What can you expect?

You will gain valuable experience on how to work on and improving organisation issues. You will grow and develop as a leader.

The Award consists of 2 units, which can be completed in 2 months:
• Understanding leadership
• Solving problems and making decisions

The Certificate consists of 6 units which can be completed in 12 months:
• Understanding leadership
• Solving problems and making decisions
• Understand how to establish an effective team
• Understand how to motivate to improve performance
• Planning and allocating work
• Management communication


ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

Is this for you?

These programmes are among the ILM’s most senior qualifications. They are designed for practising and aspiring senior managers and leaders who wish to develop their professional capability and personal ‘brand’. They will be looking to make the best use of resources and understand the need to optimise their organisation’s performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change and evaluate its impact.

What can you expect?

You will see growth in your professional capabilities and your personal ‘brand’. You will gain valuable experience of working on and improving strategic issues within an organisation and will grow and develop as senior leaders and managers.


The Certificate consists of 1 unit, which can be completed in 4 months:

• Developing leadership and management capability through enquiry


The Diploma consists of 3 units, which can be completed in 12 months:

• Developing leadership and management capability through enquiry
• Developing a high-level business case
• Developing and maintaining a high-performance culture and optimising resources