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ILM Level 3 - Certificate in Leadership & Management

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC200
  • Duration: 9 weeks x 6 hours
  • Price: £885.00

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As the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK, the Institute of Leadership and Management is committed to developing managers at all levels. This qualification has been re-designed in a unit-based format, for the UK and European credit frameworks. 


Why come to Blackburn College?

  • Teacher trained and sector specific qualified tutors
  • Purpose built facilities
  • Small class sizes
  • Renowned for providing an excellent student experience with an emphasis on pastoral care throughout
  • Bespoke hand-outs to enhance learning
  • Excellent library facilities


Benefits of undertaking an ILM Qualification:

  1. Customised qualifications adapted to your/your business needs 
  2. Strong focus on application of knowledge in the workplace. 
  3. Specialist online learning resources
  4. Filling in skills gaps across your organisation (or to enable you to apply for roles)
  5. Free studying membership with the Institute  


This course gives practising or potential first line managers (team leaders or supervisors) the foundation for their formal development in their roles. You’ll develop an understanding of the factors that influence how people behave at work and investigate a range of leadership styles to motivate individuals and monitor performance.  You’ll have the opportunity to look at the importance of planning and delegation and, in the later stages of the course; you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of how effective communication at work can increase staff motivation and productivity.


The qualification develops management skills and assists participants in gaining the knowledge and skill required by team leaders and supervisors, as well as providing a route to career development. The modules offer opportunities for class discussion and interaction with other course members. All assessment methodologies are work-related and designed to provide individual development and direct organisational benefits.

What will I study?

CERTIFICATE (Min 13 Credits):           Choose either Programmes A – C, B – D or C - E


Evening delivery is on Wednesdays, weekly, 6pm – 9pm and Daytime delivery is on Thursdays, fortnightly - 9.30am – 4.00pm (other than college holidays). 


Programme A

Developing yourself and others, solving problems and making decisions, understanding stress management in the workplace


Programme B

Understand how to establish an effective team, understanding performance management, understanding the induction of new staff in the workplace


Programme C

Understanding innovation and change in an organisation, understand how to lead effective meetings, understanding discipline in the workplace


Programme D

Understanding leadership, understanding the communication process in the workplace, understanding organising and delegating in the workplace


Programme E

Managing workplace projects, understanding how to motivate to improve performance, understanding conflict management in the workplace


To complete the Diploma, a student must also undertake the following units (which are only available when applying for the full Diploma).  Managing equality and diversity in own area, developing your leadership styles, developing people in the workplace


CERTIFICATE               Choose either Programmes A – C, B – D or C - E   


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but candidates will normally be either practising or aspiring first line managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements.  An informal discussion with the Programme Leader is recommended to ensure that the qualification meets individual needs.  Most candidates will already be in employment; however the course will assist in career progression by enabling candidates to identify opportunities for management skill development. Many have used this qualification successfully to enhance their promotion prospects.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio, role-play, reports, workbooks

What can I do next?

Top-Up to the ILM Diploma - see here

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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