ILM Level 3

Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management

The Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management are ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities. They particularly support practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people though organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. Participation on the qualification also includes membership to the Institute of Leadership and Management for 12 months.

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Related level 2 qualification and/or related work experience, preferably with some supervisory aspects.

The following are the modules/units you will undertake for each of the level 3.

Level 3 Award

Duration: Two sessions (each one full day) plus independent self-study and assignment completion
Required to complete minimum 4 and maximum 12 credits by completing 2 mandatory units

Unit/Module Mandatory or Optional Key Learning Outcomes
Understanding Leadership Mandatory
  • Describe the factors that will influence the choice of leadership styles or behaviours in workplace situations
  • Explain why these leadership styles or behaviours are likely to have a positive or negative effect on individual and group behaviour
  • Assess own leadership behaviours and potential in the context of a particular leadership model and own organisation’s working practices and culture, using feedback from others
  • Describe appropriate actions to enhance own leadership behaviour in the context of the particular leadership model
Solving Problems and making Decisions Mandatory
  • Describe a problem, its nature scope and impact
  • Gather and interpret information to identify possible solutions to a problem
  • Prepare a summary of the options providing facts and evidence
  • Apply a simple decision making technique to evaluate options to arrive at the best solution
  • Plan the implementation and communication of the decision
  • Describe which monitoring and review techniques could be used to evaluate outcomes

Level 3 Certificate

6 sessions (one day each) normally scheduled once per month (6 months) plus independent study and completion of assignments

Required to complete 14 credits by completing 6 mandatory units.

Unit/Module Mandatory or Optional Key Learning Outcomes/Assessment Criteria
Understanding Leadership Mandatory
  • Explain why these leadership styles or behaviours are likely to have a positive or negative effect on individual and group behaviour
  • Assess own leadership behaviours and potential in the context of a particular leadership model and own organisation’s working practices and culture, using feedback from others
  • Describe appropriate actions to enhance own leadership behaviour in the context of the particular leadership model
Solving Problems and making Decisions Mandatory
  • Describe a problem, its nature scope and impact
  • Gather and interpret information to identify possible solutions to a problem
    Prepare a summary of the options providing facts and evidence
  • Apply a simple decision making technique to evaluate options to arrive at the best solution
  • Plan the implementation and communication of the decision
  • Describe which monitoring and review techniques could be used to evaluate outcomes
Understand How to Lead Effective Meetings Mandatory
  • Demonstrate how to prepare and plan a meeting
  • Explain the purpose and structure of an agenda
  • Explain how to select and invite the right people to attend the meeting
  • Demonstrate how to manage a meeting
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the secretary and individuals at a meeting
  • Explain basic meeting protocol and procedures
Management Communication Mandatory
  • Assess and explain the importance of effective communication in management
  • Explain the relevance of the communication cycle for effective communication in management
  • Develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager
  • To develop the ability to communicate effectively, as required by a practising or potential middle manager
Understanding how to motivate to improve performance Mandatory
  • Describe the factors that may affect motivation levels in the workplace
  • Explain how individual differences affect levels of motivation in the workplace
  • Explain the potential impact on organisational performance if employee motivation levels are low
Understanding innovation and change in an organisation Mandatory
  • Explain the benefits of innovation and change for the organisation
  • Explain practical ways of overcoming these barriers
  • Describe how to plan, monitor and review the implementation and communication of innovation and change in an organisation
  • Explain possible human effects of innovation and change upon people and teams in an organisation

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