ILM Level 3 Award

Leadership and Management

Ideal for those who have leadership and management responsibilities but no formal training, this programme will help you build your skills and knowledge to lead, organise and motivate teams.

Leadership and Management

Course Overview

  • Duration

    2 months, delivered in blocks of 4 half day workshops
  • Dates

    Various Apr - Oct, see below
  • Venue

    Online Learning
  • Cost

    Free to eligible businesses and individuals

This course is part of the three-year #WECAN (Women Empowered through Coaching and Networking) project. Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund and working with a network of partners - including Edge Hill University and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) – the project offers bespoke support to SMEs and their women employees and managers. Discover more about #WECAN on our dedicated pages.

ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain a range of key management skills 
  • Put new skills into practice in your own role 
  • Build your leadership capabilities 
  • Motivate and engage teams 
  • Manage relationships confidently 
  • Develop your leadership skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations

This programme is led by #WECAN delivery lead Kim Sanderson. Kim has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in further education and prior to working at Leeds Beckett University, worked in retail and further education sectors leading and managing teams.

Kim will guide you through four 3-hour workshops which will be delivered online via MS Teams. Workshops involve a mix of tutor input, practical activities, and small group work in break out rooms, giving you the opportunity to network with other women working in SMEs.  

Each workshop covers the following objectives: 

Workshop 1: Onboarding and leadership qualities

  • Define the qualities of an effective leader
  • Explain key leadership models
  • Assess own leadership behaviour
  • Create actions to enhance your own leadership behaviour

Workshop 2: Leadership styles

  • Compare different leadership styles
  • Describe factors affecting choice of leadership style in the workplace
  • Explain positive and negative effect of style on individuals and team

Workshop 3: Communicating vision & strategy to the team 

  • Explain the importance of the team working towards the same vision
  • Discuss the role of communication in establishing a common sense of purpose
  • Assess the effectiveness of your communication skills 

Workshop 4: Motivating and developing the team

  • Describe motivational factors at work in different situations
  • Explain importance of a leader motivating the team
  • Discuss how a leader can support and develop individuals

There will be activities to complete after each workshop to prepare for an assignment or the next workshop and you will be supported by Kim throughout the programme. 

There will be an induction to the ILM awarding body in the onboarding session. For completion of the Award, there are two 1500 word written assignments. 

Tutorial guidance is built into each session and this enables you to work independently on your assignment outside of the workshops. 

Accredited by
European Union Social Fund

Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund

The project has a budget of £1.7m over three years, partly funded by partners and partly from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.