What is an ILM qualification?

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Looking for a leadership and management course to boost your existing knowledge and skills? If you’re struggling to identify the right course for you, we recommend narrowing down your search by looking for courses that display the ILM logo.

Why? Because ILM qualifications have been quality assessed and approved, demonstrating the high quality of their content, course delivery, and assessment standards.

Working in a leadership or management role is a lot of responsibility and requires a steadfast commitment to continual professional development and learning. ILM qualifications are designed to help individuals enhance their leadership and management skills, enabling them to grow, improve, and inspire within their roles.

In this article, we’ll explain more about what the ILM is and explore the benefits of taking an ILM qualification.

What is the ILM?

ILM stands for the Institute of Leadership and Management, an organisation that forms part of the City & Guilds Group. It is a UK-based membership organisation that was formed to improve leadership and management standards. It is one of Europe’s largest providers of leadership and management qualifications and works with a global network of over 2,000 approved centres. The organisation works with employers and training providers to develop, assess, and accredit those in management and leadership roles.

What is an ILM qualification?

If you work in a management or leadership role in the UK, chances are that you will come across ILM training at some point in your career. ILM-accredited courses are the UK’s most popular leadership and management qualifications. Over 70,000 people register for an ILM qualification every year!

The ILM offers a huge variety of accredited qualifications. There’s something for everyone, from those just stepping into a team leader role to seasoned managers. No matter what industry you’re in or what level you’re working at, there’s an ILM qualification to help you develop your knowledge and skills and further your career. Another benefit of choosing an ILM qualification is its flexibility. ILM programmes allow learners to tailor their studies to their role or career goals, helping them to get the most value out of the qualification.

Why should you do an ILM course?

There are plenty of reasons to take an ILM-accredited qualification. If you work in a leadership or management position, you play a crucial role in the success of the organisation you work for. Leaders and managers are responsible for giving an organisation direction, making important business decisions, managing the performance and wellbeing of their team, motivating their team, and so much more. You will need professional support and a commitment to continually developing your own knowledge and skills to perform well in your role.

When it comes to choosing the right management and leadership qualification for you, it’s important to look for trust indicators that demonstrate that a course is of high quality, professional and offers excellent value for money. With so many courses to choose from, how can you ensure this? The answer is, of course, to choose a course that the ILM has accredited. Courses and training providers accredited by the ILM have been assessed and recognised for meeting the ILM’s high quality standards. Therefore, looking for an ILM-accredited logo is a quick and reliable way of ensuring a course’s quality.

Let’s look at the key benefits of choosing an ILM leadership and management training course.​

  • Quality assurance – As we’ve already discussed, an ILM accreditation demonstrates that the course meets high content delivery and assessment standards.
  • Credibility – Completing a professional and accredited course also helps to give you credibility in your role and career.
  • Widely recognised – ILM qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide.
  • Boost your career prospects – Completing high-quality training can help improve your employability and career prospects. It could even give you that competitive edge when applying for jobs.

What ILM courses are available at CBAT?

The ILM offers leadership and management courses for people working in any sector. However, here at Care Business Associate Training, we are one of the UK’s leading training providers for the health and social care market. We are proud to be the trusted training provider for some of the biggest healthcare organisations in the UK!

We offer a wide range of training courses for the health and social sector, from health and safety at work to mental health training and, of course, leadership and management qualifications. We are proud to be an ILM-approved centre and offer a wide range of ILM-accredited qualifications, providing you with quality assurance. Our training is available online via Zoom or face-to-face, and all ILM learners receive one year of free ILM student membership, which grants them access to a whole host of useful learning tools and resources.

Our range of leadership and management training courses range from short half-day courses to comprehensive 3-day qualifications. Courses include:

  • Building high-performance teams
  • Coaching fundamentals
  • How to do good 1:1s
  • Presentations skills
  • Working with CQC

We also offer the popular City & Guilds Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Leadership and Management.

These courses take 2 or 3 days to complete and are a good option for those working in leadership and management roles but have no previous formal training.

For more information about any of our ILM-accredited qualifications or to book your place on a course, call our team on 01772 816 922 or email ilm@cba-training.co.uk.