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Business and Management - ILM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management | Online Course

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Course Code: CM0496-1C Course Type: Online courses, Adult qualifications and professional Start Date: September 2019 Duration: Months Entry requirements: Telephone interview required Assessment: Online assignments Qualification: ILM Certificate in Principles of Leadership & Management Level 3 Awarding Body: ILM Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims:

This ILM Level 3 qualification is suited to those who are new to managing and/or have first line management responsibilities, but no formal training and are serious about developing their abilities and progressing into a management role.

This course particularly supports 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.

Gain a range of management skills that you can apply to your role, including; building your leadership capabilities; motivating and engaging teams; performance management; and managing work relationships.

This e-learning qualification is ideal for individuals who wish to study remotely and takes 7 months to complete on average. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan enabling you to study without paying for the course until you earn £25k +.

This course provides:

  • A platform to fast track your career and progress within management
  • Practical application of management theories, models and frameworks
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements needed to study ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

You must be able to commit to studying online.

Over 200 hours of study are required to complete the qualification by submitting assignments and coursework online. By studying online you have the flexibility to fit the course around your day-to-day work and lifestyle without needing to attend a class.

Your work will be assessed by a team of qualified ILM tutors.

Why ILM?

Recognised worldwide, having an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification can help open doors and increase your earning potential massively. The skills acquired in this course are applicable to almost any industry in the world and will enable you to progress in your career.

The ILM is part of City & Guilds.

Course aims

ILM is the UK’s premier organisation for leadership and management, offering more leadership and management qualifications than any other awarding body.

Not only are the ILM qualifications industry-standard, ranging from team leader programmes to diplomas for senior directors, but they help retain and motivate staff too.

ILM also connect a community of 35,000 leaders and managers committed to making a real difference to their organisations. They’ve become better managers by receiving the professional recognition and management support that comes with ILM membership.

Through real-life application and independent research, ILM and the MET know what makes a good manager and a motivating leader. We’re both passionate about the difference good leadership and management makes to individual and organisational success and are delighted to work in partnership for your experience.


Course units

• Communication

• Recruiting & Interview Skills

• Training & Coaching

• Giving Briefings and Presentation Skills

• Developing Yourself and Others

• Managing Change

• Problem Solving

• Understanding Leadership


Online learning

This is an e-learning course delivered remotely enabling you to study in your own time from home.

This course provides:

  • A platform to fast track your career and progress within the management
  • Practical application of management theories, models and frameworks.en to the public and offer exceptional value
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment

You will be required to study via a virtual learning portal and submit your assignments online (one per module). You will be required to upload work, draft written theory and responses to questions online and show supporting evidence in a digital format.

You will have a dedicated e-learning assessor and support from ILM qualified tutors at the MET.

Online learning

Career progression

On successful completion of this course, students can go onto study a Level 4 qualification or the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

After this course, you may gain the confidence, knowledge and experience to move onto a new, more senior role.

An ILM qualification can help you to secure a promotion with your current organisation or an external one, roles include:

  • Team leader
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
Career progression

Course fees and funding

Course fees: £1,987.00

Funding - Advanced Learner Loan This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. This Government approved loan is similar to the higher education student loan. You borrow the money to study and then repay the loan once you are earning over £25,000 per year. In order to apply for the loan you must live in England and have been living in the UK/EU/EEA for the last 3 years.

ILM Membership You are expected to be a ILM member to study this qualification which will incur an additional fee. As part of this membership you will gain access to online learning materials such as podcasts, videos, reports and factsheets. ILM also advises you to purchase text books to support your learning on the course.

Course fees and funding
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