Every year we qualify 70,000 leaders and managers, helping them develop the critical skills to succeed, and in doing so make a real difference to the present and future of workplaces in the UK and globally.
We work with organisations of all sizes, and offer a robust programme that gives customers the freedom to focus on those leadership skills they most urgently need, whether that’s decision-making, teamwork, creativity, strategic planning, or anything else.
The ILM is the UK’s leading provider of specialist leadership qualifications. As an approved ILM Centre we know we have a big responsibility to deliver programmes that have real impact.
Part of that means we’re always looking for ways we can keep offering organisations and learners the best possible of leadership and management training. In an ever-changing environment, it’s particularly important that we hold ourselves accountable to this purpose. We constantly assess the service we provide and are committed to meeting our clients’ needs, whatever their circumstances. Ensuring our customers and their customers can trust us is what makes us unique, and is why they choose us to be their partners.
We believe leaders can grow from anywhere – which is why we help organisations to deliver the best-in-class leadership training which is open to managers at any level, in any industry, in any size of organisation. Together, we can help organisations around the globe close the leadership skills gap.
Develop the skills, knowledge and personal abilities you need to succeed
Join the 70k other people who enhanced their performance with an ILM qualification last year, and fast-track your way to the top with our leadership and management qualifications. Ranging from Levels 2 to 7, our qualifications cater to all levels of management and offer a clear route to career progression
Providers of ILM leadership and management qualifications and their learners will receive complimentary access to studying membership from The Institute of Leadership & Management.
Leadership and management qualifications – tailored to your needs.
ILM qualifications start at Level 2 (ideal for team leaders) and go up to Level 7 (suited to senior managers, such as a CEO). Each level can be achieved at Award, Certificate or Diploma status depending on the amount of credits gained at that level.
Qualification levels are set by the regulatory frameworks. They broadly equate to levels of management position. They also indicate a qualification’s level of complexity.
ILM offers qualifications from Level 2, ideal for new or aspiring team leaders, to Level 7, suited to CEO-level senior management. As you go up the levels, the qualifications demand more complex, comprehensive skills and knowledge.
Most of ILM’s qualifications are vocational. We deliver the skills, knowledge and experience you need to do a job in the real world. The level you reached in your academic career might be above or below the right level of vocational qualification for you.
You might have an economics degree, but if you are new to managing a project or leading a team, then you will need a lower level vocational qualification. You might have left school after your GCSEs (or equivalents) and yet because of your level of real-world management experience be ready to take an ILM qualification at Level 3 or above.
While you can choose to deliver an ILM qualification, you can also choose to map your existing courses to ILM standards and deliver even more. Through Accreditation Alignment your learners can achieve an internationally known qualification awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute, backed by a Royal Charter, on top of your programme’s recognition.
The Accreditation Alignment service is assessing the ‘equivalence’ between your course materials and qualification assessments and the ILM assessment criteria.
" 88% of employers say their business was immediately positively impacted by ILM training programmes "
" 94% of employers would recommend ILM to another organisation looking to improve leadership and management skills "