LEVEL: 2-5

ILM offers industry-recognised leadership and management qualifications for all career levels.

You might be taking on your first team leading role or progressing to a higher level of management. ILM qualifications can help you to develop the skills, knowledge and personal abilities you need to succeed.

The way that ILM qualifications are designed means that you can fast-track your progression and ensure that training is targeted to meet your specific needs.

ILM qualifications start at Level 2 (ideal for team leaders) and go up to Level 5 (suited to senior managers). View the ILM website to see where you should start here.

All ILM’s qualifications are made up of small bite-sized units of learning on specific topics. ILM have designed their core leadership and management qualifications to be as flexible as possible. This means that trainers can customise qualifications to suit your needs by offering you a tailored combination of units.

More information about ILM is available at www.i-l-m.com. If you would like more information on how to apply please contact our Apprenticeship team on 01823 424603 or email apprenticeship@richuish.ac.uk.

Here are some of the ILM options available at Richard Huish College:

Level 2 Team Leading

Mandatory Units:

  • Developing yourself as a team leader
  • Motivating the work team to perform
  • Planning and monitoring work

Optional Units:

  • Leading the work team lawfully
  • Providing quality to customers
  • Diversity in the workplace
Level 3 Certificate in Management

Mandatory Units:

  • Solving problems and making decisions
  • Understanding change in the workplace
  • Achieving objectives through time management

Examples of optional units:

  • Writing for business
  • Developing yourself and others
  • Working with costs and budgets
  • Effective meetings for managers
Level 4 Award in Management
  • Understanding the management role
  • Managing analysis of secondary data
Level 5 Diploma in Management

Mandatory Units:

  • Understanding the management role
  • Managing improvement
  • Making a financial case
  • Developing critical thinking
  • Leading innovation and change

Optional Units:

  • Managing marketing activities
  • Managing stress and conflict in the workplace
  • Managing projects in the organisation
  • Managing resources/information/recruitment (3 separate units)


Full details of these options are available on Institute of Leadership and Management website or from the Course Manager.

There are no formal entry requirements. The ILM qualification is designed to meet the needs of aspiring and practising managers. You will start at the level best suited to you, your job role and ambitions.

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Please note the ILM can also be completed as an Apprenticeship.

Why study at Huish?

All of our tutors and assessors are qualified, experienced managers and have several years’ experience of working in industry and teaching. We are an ILM accredited centre and Richard Huish College has a long standing reputation of being a quality education and training provider for Taunton and Somerset.

How am I assessed?

ILM qualifications use work-based projects and assessment. You might carry out a project as part of your course, or be asked to plan, deliver and review a piece of work.

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