This qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management is aimed at individuals in team leader or supervisor roles, but is also suitable for aspiring managers. The course will cover a range of key managerial skills in order to enhance your capability and potential. ​

In order to achieve the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management you will need to complete six Level 3 units. Each unit will be assessed by an assignment that you will complete in your own time that will develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in that unique area. We currently have 8 units in our programme of which you can choose any six that are of most interest or relevance to your work or development. The unit options are outlined below:


The first unit will be:

  • Leading and motivating a team effectively 8600-341


You can then chose any 5 of the following units:

  • 8600-300 Solving problems and making decisions
  • 8600-302 Planning change in the work place
  • 8600-303 Planning and allocating work
  • 8600-305 Contributing to innovation and creativity in the workplace
  • 8600-308 Understanding Leadership
  • 8600-320 Managing workplace projects
  • 8600-326Understanding the communication in the work place


What will you get when you enrol?

  • 1 Year Student Membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

  • A Leaders in Training Study Guide to help you learn and develop.

  • Access to a wide range of online material including management articles, development tasks and useful videos.

  • Workbooks for each unit consisting a mixture of learning materials and activities.

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management are ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities. They particularly support 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.

Benefits for individuals


  • Gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in your own role.

  • Build your leadership capabilities – motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently.

  • Develop your leadership and management skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations.

Benefits for employers

  • Effective and confident first-line managers.

  • Better relationships and communication in teams.

  • Proven skills – to get this qualification, managers will need to show that they can transfer their new skills to your organisation.

  • Managers with the tools to develop their own skills and abilities.


Successful learners can progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management or higher level qualifications.

Need more information?

For more information on the ILM Level 3 Qualifications in Leadership & Management visit the ILM Website or view the ILM Qualification Card.

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management Distance Learning Course

    • 12 months student membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management.
    • ILM accredited course.
    • Online learning material.
    • Printed Unit workbooks.
    • Study guide.
    • Tutor support throughout the course.