ILM Award in Leadership and Management

The most valuable resource in any business is its employees. To build success, all resources must be optimised to gain market leadership. This is a programme that focuses on the development of managers to reach their full potential. It is designed to increase proficiency and efficiency within numerous management practices. It provides motivation and the ability for self-appraisal within the many functions of the business network. Your involvement in this programme results in a consistent improvement of management skills and awareness which transfers into higher productivity and business profitability.

Registered participants automatically become studying members of ILM for a period of one year from registration. This provides study aids and further resources to each delegate and will be upgraded to a full membership on successful completion of the qualifications.


Day 1

Introduction and Induction

  • Overview of programme
  • Introduction to other participants
  • Understand the requirements of the programme
  • Course format, dates and how assessed
  • Learning and commitment
  • Benefits of management development
  • Administration
  • Team building/leadership challenge
  • Learning styles
  • Hopes and concerns for the course
  • Team building and leadership challenge

Understanding Leadership

  • Understand the importance of management and leadership within the workplace
  • Identify a range of leadership styles and behaviours whilst understanding their impact in the workplace on individuals and groups
  • Demonstrate techniques to develop and maintain the trust of the team
  • Understand how teams form and work together
  • Build the team through a variety of practices and skills

Day 2

Understand how to Motivate to Improve Performance

  • The definition of motivation
  • The importance of motivation
  • Identifying what motivates/de-motivates people
  • Extrinsic/Intrinsic motivation
  • Motivation models
  • Managing change
  • Motivational techniques
  • Constructive criticism

Leadership Review Assignment

  • Leadership reflective review
  • Assignment key learning points
  • Assignment technique
  • Assignment planning and writing

Day 3

Solving Problems and Making Decisions

  • Building stronger bridges
  • The problem solving and decision making process
  • Techniques for defining a problem
  • Gathering information and investigation skills
  • Generating and exploring options
  • Techniques for making effective decisions
  • How to implement solutions
  • Skills for action planning
  • The importance of following up and evaluation
  • The thinking brain 

Day 4

Giving Briefings and Making Presentations

  • Fundamental skills for the team brief/meeting
  • How to prepare and plan a presentation
  • Using visual aids to their best effect
  • Gaining and holding an audiences interest
  • Understanding the importance of body language
  • How to handle the audiences questions
  • How to overcome nerves
  • Deliver an effective presentation using personal strengths and styles
  • The presentation assignment

Day 5

Presentation Skills

  • Presentations
  • Tutorials – support and guidance
  • Planning and writing of the presentation

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but participants will normally be practising or aspiring first line managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands and have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme.

Course Progression

We offer a full range of management courses, qualifications and apprenticeships.

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