ILM Level 4 award in leadershipThe ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership aims to develop understanding and application of leadership skills in practising or potential managers using practical activities.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but participants will:

  • normally be either practising or aspiring managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands, and
  • have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme

ILM Membership

ilm logoAll 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 4 qualification provides eligibility for Associate Membership (AMInstLM) of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Qualification Overview


Qualification Accreditation Number
  • 500/3583/6
Credit value
  • Minimum 10 credits
  • Minimum 25 Guided Learning Hours
To be completed within
  • One year
  • One hour
Tutorial support
  • At least 4 hours
  • Three mandatory units with a credit value of 10
  • No optional units
  • Reflective Review

Delivery Options

ILM level 4 award in leadership
Delivery options should include a blended learning approach using a mix of tutorials and practical experiential leadership activities. Online or text based distance learning may supplement some of the tutorials.

Structure of ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership

There are 3 mandatory units:-

  • Introduction to leadership
  • Planning practical leadership activities
  • Developing leadership through practical activities