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ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 3

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    Part time
    1 Year
    City & Guilds of London Institute
The ILM’s Diploma in Leadership and Management is ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities. It particularly supports practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.“ - ILM Qualifications in Leadership and Management

The course helps students to:

• gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in their own role;
• build their leadership capabilities – motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently;
• develop their leadership and management skills using their own knowledge, values and motivations

Employers will benefit from:

• effective and confident first-line managers
• better relationships and communication with teams
• proven skills – to get these qualifications, managers will need to show they can transfer their new skills to new roles or organisations
• managers with the tools to develop their own skills and abilities

We provide tuition on Monday evenings at Tonbridge, and Thursday evenings at Ashford, from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting on Monday 18 September and Thursday 21 September with enrolment, induction plus the first teaching. The classes run to term dates, so there will be a half term at the end of October, plus Christmas break of two weeks, plus half term in February and an Easter break. We do not tend to take a half term in the summer term and continue until the middle of July.

In addition to teaching, individual tutorials are delivered usually on the day of teaching, but sometimes by mutual arrangement at other days and times. An assessment schedule will be provided at the start of the course along with a course handbook giving information about the College, the assessment process and other key information.

There is no external examination – all units are assessed by assignment which can take the form of reports, briefing notes, presentations or role play.

A minimum attendance level of 90% is expected, full details of which will be given at interview.

The units delivered for the course are at the end of this course sheet, although the units can vary depending upon the group’s requirements.

Once students are registered with ILM, they will receive a minimum of 12 months’ membership of the ILM, which will give them access to a range of resources to support their development.

Selected Units - total credit value required for Diploma 37 credits

Developing own leadership capability using action learning Ref 8600-342 (10)
Developing your leadership styles Ref 8600-406 (4)
Leading and motivating a team effectively Ref 8600-341 (2)
Management communication Ref 8600-408 (4)
Developing people in the workplace Ref 8600-405 (5)
Understanding financial management Ref 8600-407 (3)
Understanding innovation and change in an organisation Ref 8600-301 (2)
Planning change in the workplace Ref 8600-302 (2)
Diversity in the workplace Ref 8600-211 (1)
Gathering, interpreting and utilising data in the workplace Ref 8600-233 (1)
Solving problems and making decisions Ref 8600-300 (2)
Understanding recruitment and selection of new staff in the workplace Ref 8600-315 (2)

Please note that units may change, depending on the requirements of the student cohort
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The qualification is designed for those already working in or aspiring to work in a supervisory or management role. The academic standard is A level standard, so students are expected to have GCSE English grade C or above, or demonstrate that they have a standard of literacy parallel to that level.