ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management: Certificate
Duration 4.5 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 designed to develop the skills of those who work at a first line manager/leader levels.  You will provide leadership to an operational plan and manage workload; communicate plans and objectives and build engagement; manage individual and team performance as a team manager or in the context of a project; support and lead change projects and initiate improvement.  The time horizon for your planning will be mostly medium- term, 1-3 years.

The Certificate course provides an in-depth exploration of leadership and management using a current work-based issue/project which is determined by the learner.  The course is comprised of six blended learning blocks (each providing recorded content, self-paced learner activities and a two hour on-line workshop). Assessment is via two Workbooks and covers two ILM units. The course typically runs for six months. See the Programme Outline below for more details.

Programme Outline

Learning Block 1: 
Introducing Leadership
  • Video contentIntroducing ILM Leadership Styles
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop
Learning Block 2: 
My real work issue (part 1)
  • Video content - Gathering and using data
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop
Learning Block 3: 
My real work issue (part 2)
  • Video content - Creative thinking and making decisions
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop
Learning Block 4: 
Working with people
  • Video content - Stakeholders communicating
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop
Learning Block 5: 
Leading the project
  • Video content - Motivating and planning
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop
Learning Block 6: 
Moving forward
  • Video content - Action learning
  • Learner Activities
  • Interactive on-line workshop


Assessment is via a Project Report, Presentation (Assessment Day) with a Q&A and a reflective learner diary, all of which cover 7 ILM units.

There is a £150 charge to attend this course payable by the School/Department and you must engage with all of the learning and assessment to gain certification.

Course dates
This course is currently scheduled to run once in the 2020/2021 academic year. New dates will be published here as soon as they are released. If there are currently no dates below please keep checking back.



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.

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