ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership

ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership

ILM Level 3The ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership aims to develop an understanding of leadership skills.

The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership aims to develop both understanding and application of leadership skills using action learning.

ILM Membership

All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for one year, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits accessible through the ILM website. Successful completion of a Level 3 qualification provides eligibility for Associate Membership (AM InstLM) of the Institute of Leadership & Management

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but participants will normally be practising or aspiring first line managers with the opportunities to meet the assessment demands. Also they must have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme .

Qualification Overview

Award Certificate
Qualification Accreditation Number
  • 500/3582/4
  • 500/3581/2
Credit value
  • Minimum 4 credits
  • Minimum 14 credits
  • Minimum 20 Glh
  • Minimum 60 guided learning hours
To be completed within
  • One year
  • Two years
  • 1 hours
  • 2 hours
Tutorial support
  • At least 3 hours
  • At least 6 hours
  • Two mandatory units with a combined credit value of 4
  • No optional units
  • Three mandatory units
  • No optional units
  • Reflective Review
  • Reflective Review
  • Leadership Action Plan &
  • Learning Log

Delivery Options

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Delivery options may include fully-taught programmes, or blended programmes using a mix of workshops and/or tutorials together with online or text-based distance learning. Delivery options for the certificate must include action learning.

Structure of Level 3 Award in Leadership and Certificate in Leadership


The award mandatory units are:-

  • Introduction to leadership
  • Leading a team effectively

The certificate mandatory units are as above plus:-

  • Developing own leadership capability using action learning

For a full list of ILM qualifications from Call of the Wild visit the qualifications page

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