ILM Level 2 Leadership & Team Skills
Duration 8 days
Team Professional Development

Please click here for a full description of the ILM programmes we offer to see which is the right training course for you.  These courses are NOT open to postgraduate students - they are designed for University staff only.

This qualification is specifically designed to develop team leadership skills. You should be working within a team and you may plan day-to-day workloads, monitor tasks, resolve problems, communicate effectively, support change and motivate others. The time horizon for your planning will be mostly short-term, up to 1 year.

The course runs from October 2023 to June 2024 and is comprised of six blended learning blocks, each providing recorded content, self-paced learner activities and a three hour facilitated workshop.

Two qualification options are available from this course. Learners can choose to undertake an Award or a Certificate. Details of each route are outlined below and largely impact the amount of assessment undertaken by the learner. You don’t need to decide which route you want to do before you come on the course – you can choose once you are on the programme. Please note that you can attend all the teaching sessions regardless of which qualification route you choose to follow.

Programme Outline

Pre Course Activities

Completion of ILM Registration Form

Pre Course Learner Questionnaire

Pre Course Learner Benchmarking

Introductory Workshop

Introducing the Course

ILM Dimensions of Leadership

Meeting your learning partners

Learning Block 1:

Introducing Leadership

Leadership and management

The importance of leadership

Leadership styles and models

Learning Block 2: 
Understanding Team Working

Effective team working

Dynamics of teams

Team roles and team development

Learning Block 3: 
Team Leading in Context

Understanding your organisation

Planning and monitoring work

Setting objectives

Learning Block 4: 
Developing the Team

Training and developing the team

Coaching and supporting team members

Learning Block 5: 
Supporting the Team – Wellbeing

Supporting the team - well being

Ensuring strong mental health in the team

Learning Block 6:

Delivering Change

Leading change

Supporting the team through change


Award Route:

Duration: Approximately 24 guided learning hours

The Award route provides an excellent overview to the team leadership role and is ideal for those who want a brief introduction with a short qualification.

Assessment for the Award will be via the following Personal Learning Activities (PLAs): a Workbook and a Discussion with the course leader, Dr Jenny Wilkinson.

Certificate Route:

Duration: Approximately 49 guided learning hours

The Certificate route provides an in-depth examination of the team leadership role and is ideal for those who want a more comprehensive experience with a longer qualification.

Assessment for the Certificate will be via the following Personal Learning Activities (PLAs): 3 Workbooks and 2 Discussions

There is a £100 charge to attend this course payable by the School/Department and you must engage with all of the learning and assessment to gain certification.  You must complete the registration form prior to attending the first session and details of how to do this will be sent in your joining instructions. 


Registration process
Please complete the registration form prior to the programme starting.  Completing this form will ensure we can register you with the ILM.  

The information you provide will only be shared with the course tutor and the ILM for registration purposes.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course04 October 202304, 18 October, 08, 28 November 2023, 10 January, 27 February, 17 April, 21 May 20249:00am - 11:00am11