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ILM Diploma in Leadership & Management Level 3

Subject Area
Business & Professional Studies
Start Date
January 2023
Study Mode
Various Available
15 months

The Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management is an ideal qualification for those who wish to embark in a career in the management of people and resources or those who want to be inspirational leaders. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19+ and is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), therefore on successful completion of the ILM Diploma in Leadership & Management Level 3, you will gain professional membership.

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is by interview. You don't need any specific experience or qualifications to enrol on this course. It is perfect for those who are new to leadership and management, currently working in a leadership or supervisory role or those looking to gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in management. We recommend that you hold English and Maths qualifications at Level 2.

Course units

This qualification is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

The units in this qualification fall into seven broad areas. These are:

  • Core management skills – such as understanding how to organise and delegate
  • Ability to perform management tasks –manage projects, lead meetings
  • Team leadership – for example, how to motivate people to improve performance
  • Change and innovation – plan and manage change, create a culture of innovation
  • A full range of communications skills
  • Managing people and relationships – negotiation, networking, building relationships
  • Leadership – understand leadership, use action learning to develop your leadership capabilities.

Full qualification details can be found here.


Each module on the qualification is assessed individually with a piece of work based on research and activity that you will undertake in your workplace. On completion of each unit, you must declare that the work produced is your own.

Students should allow themselves time to study outside of the timetabled course hours. The amount of time needed may vary depending upon the ability of the student, previous knowledge and speed of working. Self-study work will be set weekly and students are required to complete an assessment for each unit to demonstrates that they have met all the outcomes.

Course fees


The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Course progression

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to higher education or study of level 5 ILM courses.

Dates & course durations

Date: 16th January 2023, Mondays 9.00am-12.15pm

Study methods

The course will be delivered in a blended mode with a mix of in class seminars, online tasks, self guided and tutorials that can be face to face or online.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Career progression

In employment, successful students can progress into job roles and apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the business and management sectors where they will be able to demonstrate effective and confident first-line management skills, generate better relationships and communication in teams and produce measurable results as the workplace-based assessment ensures new skills are effectively transferred to your business.

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