ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management

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The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management course has been designed to give practicing or aspiring first line managers a solid foundation in their formal development as a manager. This course will equip you to demonstrate these skills and give you an internationally-recognised qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management, the leading management body in the UK.


It will take you from potential management material to skilled manager and will demonstrate your achievement through an internationally recognised management qualification from a respected business training body.
To Achieve the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management you will need to achieve a total of 13 credits from the choice of units below.

Unit Information

Understanding Marketing for Managers (8600-330) 1 Credits

Understand basic marketing concepts and why they are relevant to managers. Discover how to conduct a SWOT analysis in the marketing context. Examine various elements of the marketing mix and consider how each is used within the context of the organisation.



Understanding Costs and Budgets in an Organisation (8600-324) 1 Credits

Learn how to gather the information that is used to devise and also revise budgets. Discover how to monitor variance between actual expenditure and budgeted expenditure. Examine fixed and variable costs, and break even points. Study basic cost statements and explore mechanisms that organisations can use to control their costs.



Understanding Leadership (8600-308) 2 Credits

Understand the different styles of leadership and the factors that affect the choice of leadership style. Consider the qualities necessary for leadership, and reflect on your own leadership qualities and potential.



Understanding the Communication Process in the Workplace (8600-326) 2 Credits

Examine the communication process and learn how to overcome potential barriers to effective communication. Study the different types of communication. Consider how non-verbal communication and feedback can impact on the effectiveness of communication. Discover how to increase information awareness in the workplace.



Solving problems and making decisions (8000-300) 2 Credits

Understand how to describe a problem, its nature, scope and impact. Learn how to gather and interpret information that will let you identify possible solutions to a problem. Discover how to make a decision as to the best solution. Consider how to plan the implementation and communication of this decision. Explore monitoring and review techniques that can be used to gauge the effectiveness of a solution.



Understanding Customer Service standards and requirements (8600-306) 2 Credits

Discover how to identify external, internal and potential customers, and how to identify the needs of both external and internal customers. Learn how to care for the customer and how to maintain customer care standards, as well as how to maintain effective customer relationships. Consider the rights of customers and the responsibilities of organisations towards them.



Developing Yourself and Others (8600-311) 2 Credits

Discover how to identify the development needs of yourself and others, as well as the learning style of yourself and others. Learn how to analyse different development options. Examine barriers to learning as well as how these may be overcome. Explore learning support options, as well as methods of monitoring the development process.



Managing Workplace Projects (8600-320) 2 Credits

Discover how to determine the financial viability and potential net savings of workplace projects, as well as the non-financial costs and benefits. Learn effective project planning techniques. Gain the skills to manage projects. Discover how to monitor project performance by setting targets and objectives and employing other evaluation techniques.



Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace (8600-321) 2 Credits

Examine legislation relating to health and safety at work. Explore organisations' health and safety policies, as well as the different ways of conveying this information and providing the necessary training. Discover sources of advice on health and safety issues. Learn how to carry out risk assessments in the workplace, and how to prevent accidents. Consider the environmental responsibility of organisations.



Understanding Innovation & Change in the workplace (8600-301) 2 Credits

Understand the benefits of change and innovation for organisations, as well as the barriers to change and how these may be overcome. Examine the importance of communication in effecting change.



Planning and Allocating Work (8600-303) 2 Credits

Learn how to set SMART objectives. Discover how to effectively prioritise objectives and set appropriate time scales for their achievement. Understand constraining factors that could prevent you from achieving your objectives in the allotted timescale. Explore techniques that can be employed in order to monitor the progress of your objectives.

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