Who is the ILM Level 7 Leadership and Management For?

These ILM Level 7 vocational qualifications are designed for senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand. They are looking to make the best use of resources, understand the need to innovate and optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the impact of that change.

We can arrange courses for individuals looking to develop their skills and organisations seeking to develop their staff whether it be for individual staff members or in-house courses for groups.

Qualification Overview

The Award

The ILM Award in Leadership and Management consists of one, flexible, mandatory unit that allows the learner to identify and work on the areas of leadership and management development specific to their own work context and of particular interest and relevance.

The Certificate

The ILM Certificate also consists of one mandatory unit that requires the learner to take a data-driven, enquiry-based approach to their management development.

The Diploma

The ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management builds on the Certificate and contains two additional mandatory units. The first focuses on presenting arguments for change, constructing business cases and leading change implementation, the second on the creation and maintenance of high performance cultures. The Diploma is 60 credits is equivalent to a PG Certificate and one third of a Masters in most UK university business schools.

Qualification TitleCredit ValueStructure
ILM Level 7 Award in
Leadership and Management
QAN: 601/5286/2
10 credits● 2 hour induction
● At least 3 hours tutorial support
● One mandatory unit*
ILM Level 7 Certificate in
Leadership and Management
QAN: 601/2510/X
20 credits● 2 hour induction
● At least 3 hours tutorial support
● One mandatory unit*
ILM Level 7 Diploma in
Leadership and Management
QAN: 601/2511/1
60 credits● 6 hour induction
● At least 9 hours tutorial support
● Three mandatory units*

Rules of Combination

ILM Award

  • One mandatory unit (credit value of 10)

ILM Certificate

  • One mandatory unit (credit value 20)

ILM Diploma

  • Three mandatory units (total credit value of 60)

Overview of ILM Level 7 Units

ReferenceUnit TitleLevelCredit ValueGLH*Mandatory
8617-700Developing leadership and management capability through enquiry 72030C** & D***
8617-701Developing a high-level business case72030D***
8617-702Developing and maintaining a high-performance culture and optimising resources72030D***
8617-703Developing strategic leadership and management capability71015A****

*Guided Learning Hours **Certificate  ***Diploma ****Award

Benefits for Individuals

  • Focus on your specific leadership and management development needs
  • Learn to use networks and harness the power of social learning
  • Know how to use an enquiry led evidence based approach
  • Develop and enhance your personal brand
  • Develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases
  • Embed your leadership and management development in real work
  • Develop knowledge and skills to support your future career aspirations.

Benefits for employers

  • Combines leadership development with ‘real work’ projects
  • Senior leaders and managers who have the ability to think and act strategically
  • Senior leaders and managers who make informed evidence based decisions
  • Motivated staff who can create and maintain a high performance culture
  • Senior team members who are self-aware and take responsibility for self-development.