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ILM Programmes

ILM Approved CentreAs an approved ILM Centre we are extremely proud to have been recognised for the quality and standard of our training delivery in the international ILM Hall of Fame .

Our ILM programmes can be run as IN-HOUSE or OPEN programmes. We place great emphasis on providing underpinning theory and knowledge with substantial levels of experiential practice, 1-1 feedback, tutorials and on-going supervision.

Our core ILM offering focuses on COACHING AND MENTORING and LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT:

 

 

Recruiting now for our forthcoming ILM 7 programme in Executive Coaching

Recruiting now for our forthcoming ILM 7 programme in Executive Coaching

Now in it’s 10th year, we are delighted to be recruiting for our next cohort of our highly successful ILM 7 Executive Coaching Certificate/ Diploma Programme to be delivered in central Leeds. We would be delighted to talk through the exact elements of the programme in more detail so please get in touch. Please click on the flyer image for information on the programme dates/ timings.

 

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Level 3 Award and Certificate in Coaching

Gives learners the knowledge and skills to start coaching the people they manage.

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Level 3 Award and Certificate in Mentoring

Skills, knowledge and personal qualities to mentor people at work.

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Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Skills, knowledge and practical experience of coaching and mentoring at work.

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Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

Develops learner’s ability as a confident, well-practised coach and mentor.

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Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Gives learners the abilities they need to coach and mentor senior managers and leaders.

Recruiting now for our forthcoming ILM 7 programme in Executive Coaching

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Level 3 Award/ Certificate/ Diploma in Leadership and Management

(also available on line through the Xenonex Academy)

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

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ILM 4 Award/ Certificate/ Diploma in Leadership and Management

Designed for new and aspiring middle managers. These qualifications help learners to really get to grips with their role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills they need to lead effectively at this level

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ILM 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management for FE Leaders

Delivered in collaboration with City and Guilds and KPMG this programme applies ILM’s expertise specifically to Further Education (FE) institutions. It provides management and leadership training to first line managers or supervisors who
have significant technical ability in their subject field but perhaps lack the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and provide leadership for their direct reports.

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Level 5 Award/ Certificate/ Diploma in Leadership and Management

Designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

 

  • Level 3 Award and Certificate in Coaching

    Who is this qualification for?

    This qualification is designed for people in their first management roles – including team leaders and first-line managers. It gives learners the tools and confidence to coach people as part of their normal working role.

    Results for learners

    • Learners will know what it takes to be an effective coach in their workplace
    • Understand how coaching works – learn a coaching model and tools and techniques to support it
    • Put their new skills into practice in their job – carry out supervised coaching sessions
    • Analyse, assess and plan to improve their own coaching ability

    Impact for employers

    • Employers can implement coaching to improve performance in their organisation
    • Ensure the managers they develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need to be effective
    • Measurable impact from supervised coaching sessions carried out as part of this qualification

    Focus on the skills learners need

    There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which can be taken as either an Award or a Certificate.

    1. ‘Understanding good practice in workplace coaching’ covers the role of coaching, basic coaching processes and the abilities and qualities the learner needs to be a good coach.
    2. ‘Reflecting on workplace coaching skills’ will give them the tools to analyse and improve their own performance as a coach.
    3. ‘Undertaking coaching in the workplace’ requires them to plan and carry out at least six hours of coaching, with supervision and support. At Certificate level, this unit is replaced by ‘Undertaking an extended period of coaching in the workplace’, which requires at least 36 hours of coaching for a deeper level of skill and experience.
  • Level 3 Award and Certificate in Mentoring

    Who is this qualification for?

    This qualification is designed for people in their first management roles – such as team leaders and first-line managers. It gives learners the tools and confidence to mentor people as part of their normal working role.

    Results for learners

    • Helps learners develop an understanding of mentoring as a powerful development tool
    • Understand the role and responsibilities of good mentors
    • Explore different mentoring models
    • Put their new skills into practice in their job – carry out supervised mentoring sessions
    • Analyse, assess and plan to improve their own mentoring ability

    Impact for employers

    • Employers can implement mentoring at first management level in their organisation
    • Ensure the managers they develop as mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
    • Develop a culture of mutual support for performance development by ensuring their managers can act as effective mentors

    Focus on the skills learners need

    There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which can be taken as either an Award or a Certificate.

    1. ‘Understanding good practice in workplace mentoring’ covers what mentors do and how they do it.
    2. ‘Reflecting on workplace mentoring skills’ will give the learner the tools to analyse and improve their own performance as a mentor.
    3. ‘Undertaking mentoring in the workplace’ requires them to plan and carry out at least six hours of coaching, with supervision and support. At Certificate level, this unit is replaced by ‘Undertaking an extended period of mentoring in the workplace’, which requires at least 36 hours of coaching for a deeper level of skill and experience.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

    Who is this qualification for?

    This qualification is designed for junior managers, giving them the skills and confidence to coach and mentor people as part of their normal role.

    Results for learners

    • Helps learners develop an understanding of coaching and mentoring as powerful development tools
    • Understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach and mentor
    • Explore different coaching and mentoring models
    • Develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support these models
    • Put their new skills into practice – carry out supervised coaching and mentoring sessions
    • Analyse, assess and plan to improve their own mentoring ability

    Impact for employers

    • Employers can implement coaching and mentoring in their organisation
    • Benchmark their organisation’s coaching and mentoring practice against nationally recognised standards
    • Ensure the managers they develop as coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
    • Measurable impact from supervised sessions carried out as part of this qualification

    Focus on the skills learners need

    There are six mandatory units in this qualification. Two units cover understanding good practice in workplace coaching and mentoring, which introduces what coaches and mentors do, the processes they follow and the qualities and abilities they need to be effective in these roles. There are two units that deal with reflecting on the learner’s own skills as a coach or mentor in the workplace, which give them tools and techniques to develop and improve their practice. Finally, there are two units which require them to plan and carry out 36 hours each of coaching and mentoring, with supervision and support.

  • Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

    Who is this qualification for?

    This is ideal for managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role. It will also support learners who are planning to move into a development role in their organisation or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.

    Results for learners

    • Learners get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
    • Deepen their understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
    • Be able to assess their own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
    • Provide evidence of their own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
    • Plan their further development
    • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in their organisation

    Impact for employers

    • Employers can ensure the managers they develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
    • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in their organisation
    • Encourage managers to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance

    Focus on the skills you need

    There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which can be taken as either a Certificate or a Diploma.

    1. The first unit, ‘Understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring’ aims to enable learners to understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring, and build a business case.
    2. The second unit, ‘Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor’ aims to give them the ability to critically review their own personal qualities, skills and competence.
    3. For the Certificate, the third unit requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours of coaching and mentoring in their workplace. For the Diploma, that is extended to 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, with multiple clients, and there is an added focus on using supervision and reflective review to develop the learner’s own practice.
  • Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

    Who is this qualification for?

    This qualification is designed for senior managers or HR/OD professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of coaching and mentoring, or to establish coaching on an organisational level. It’s also for external professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

    Results for learners

    • Learners will know how to review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level
    • Understand and analyse different coaching and mentoring models and their impact
    • Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring in an organisation
    • Critically review their own communication skills, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and values, to assess their competence as a coach or mentor
    • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring contact with clients at a senior and strategic level

    Impact for employers

    • Employers can implement coaching in complex working environments or at a senior and strategic level in their organisation
    • Ensure their organisation’s coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
    • Benchmark their organisation’s approach against the latest best practice
    • Measurable impact from coaching and mentoring sessions carried out as part of this qualification

    Focus on the skills learners need

    There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which can be taken as either a Certificate or a Diploma.

    1. The first unit, ‘Understanding the context of coaching and mentoring in a strategic business environment’ aims to enable learners to critically review the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring at a senior level.
    2. The second unit, ‘Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor’ will give them the tools and techniques to review and improve their own practice, and understand how the client’s organisation culture and structure affects the coaching and mentoring relationship.

    For the Certificate, the third unit requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring in their workplace. For the Diploma, that is extended to 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, and there is an added focus on learners assessing their work against best practice standards and benchmarks.

    Recruiting now for our forthcoming ILM 7 programme in Executive Coaching

  • Level 3 Qualifications in Leadership and Management

    Who are these qualifications for?

    The Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma 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.

    Benefits for individuals

    • Gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in your own role
    • Build your leadership capabilities – motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
    • Develop your leadership and management skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations.

    Benefits for employers

    • Effective and confident first-line managers
    • Better relationships and communication in teams
    • Proven skills – to get this qualification, managers will need to show that they can transfer their new skills to your organisation
    • Managers with the tools to develop their own skills and abilities.

    The qualifications are made up of a wide range of units covering core management skills – such as understanding how to organise and delegate – plus skills in communication, team leadership, change, innovation and managing people and relationships. This flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.

  • Level 4 Qualifications in Leadership and Management

    Who are these qualifications for?

    The Level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for new and aspiring middle managers. These qualifications help learners to really get to grips with their role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills they need to lead effectively at this level. Benefits for individuals

    • Consolidate your management skills and experience
    • Build knowledge of specialist business areas such as finance and marketing
    • Develop the capabilities and personal awareness you need to be a leader
    • Accredit your experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

    Benefits for employers

    • Middle managers with an advanced understanding of their role and function in your organisation
    • Managers who can assess and improve their own leadership styles and behaviours
    • Flexible choice of units – customise this qualification to close skills gaps in your organisation.

    Each unit in this qualification focuses on a specific set of skills and knowledge in six broad areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. Employers can work with learners to find the units that best fit individual and organisational requirements.

  • ILM 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management in Further Education

    The ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management for Further Education Managers has been designed to provide ILM’s expertise direct to Further Education (FE) institutions. It provides management and leadership training to first line managers or supervisors who have significant technical ability in their subject field but perhaps lack the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and provide leadership for their direct reports.

    Learners complete for mandatory units in this qualification covering a wide range of management and leadership skills, knowledge and understanding. These include communication, providing direction and leadership, and getting results – from problem-solving to planning and monitoring workloads.

    The qualification allows learners to pick up relevant topics through internally and externally delivered CPD training sessions and then gain unit credit by completing the assessment tasks at their own pace. Completion of the four mandatory units then allows the learner to claim for the certificate.

  • Level 5 Qualifications in Leadership and Management

    Who are these qualifications for?

    The Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

    Benefits for individuals

    • Use core management techniques to drive better results
    • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
    • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management
    • Benchmark your managerial skills
    • Raise your profile in your organisation.

    Benefits for employers

    • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
    • Engage middle managers with training and development – this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
    • Customise this qualification to your development needs.

    The qualifications are made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.