13 modules

Spanning all aspects of leadership and management

15 months

Typical timeframe to complete the course

Suitable for

Senior managers, or Directors of SMEs

Equivalent to

Under-graduate degree third year, BTEC Advanced Professional Diploma
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This qualification – ILM Award in Team Leadership – is the shortest and most concise qualification.  It is specifically designed for new and existing team leaders or supervisors that require upskilling in the art of team development and leadership.

This is a highly interactive qualification, delivered using blended learning methodologies, which can include; virtual classroom, face to face workshops, self-directed distance learning, case studies, role-plays, video presentations, and group discussions. Practical workplace examples are used throughout the delivery to provide a fuller understanding for the application of the learner’s new knowledge and skills.

Blended learning

Delivered via classroom, both physical and virtual

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Accredited course

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Learning support

Access to tutors and other experts through your learning

Quality of learning

Full-time tutors who have attended world-class universities
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Course delivery

Each Unit of learning is completed by the learner over four to six consecutive weeks. Learners have 24-7-365 access to learning resources (books, handouts, case studies, models, etc.) for the duration of their study, from our state-of-the-art LMS (Moodle), providing for flexible and convenient learning. Learners are required to complete several learning activities along with ILM Assignments. Learners have one-to-one tutor support to complete the assignments.

Course activities

  • Classroom tuition (face-to-face or virtual)
  • Learner materials, textbooks, handouts, tools, aids, etc
  • One-to-one Tutor support to complete the Assignment
  • Grading of Assignment and certification from ILM

Course content


Unit Content

  • Developing and Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
  • Building a Team


Unit Objectives

By the end of this Unit, students will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of effective working relationships in developing and maintaining the team
  • Describe behaviours which could develop and maintain trust at work
  • Explain the role of communication in developing effective team working
  • Explain the differences between a group and a team
  • Describe the stages of an established model of group formation
  • Explain how a manager could benefit from knowing team members’ preferred roles as defined in an established team role model


Unit Content

  • Organising People to Achieve Objectives
  • Delegating for Workplace Objectives


Unit Objectives

By the end of this Unit, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of making effective and efficient use of people’s knowledge and skills while planning a team’s work to achieve objectives
  • Explain how to identify the appropriate person for an activity in the workplace
  • Explain how human resource planning can be used to assure output and quality in the workplace
  • Explain how to delegate tasks effectively
  • Describe the benefits of empowerment in the workplace
  • Identity barriers to delegation and how these can be overcome
  • Explain a technique that could be used to monitor the outcomes of delegation in the workplace


Unit Content

    • Communicating the Organisations Vision and Strategy to the Team
    • Motivating and Developing the Team


Unit Objectives

By the end of this Unit, students will be able to:

        • Explain the importance of the team having a common sense of purpose that supports the overall vision and strategy of the organisation
        • Explain the role that communication plays in establishing a common sense of purpose
        • Assess the effectiveness of own communication skills on the basis of the above
        • Describe the main motivational factors in a work context and how these may apply to different situations, teams and individuals
        • Explain the importance of a leader being able to motivate teams and individuals and gain their commitment to objectives
        • Explain the role that the leader plays in supporting and developing the team and its members and give practical examples of when this will be necessary

About ILM

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ILM is a leading provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications and training. ILM have been part of the City & Guilds Group since November 2001. ILM operate across ten global regions; Europe, UK, Africa, ASEAN (South East Asia), Caribbean and the Americas, East Asia, India, the Middle East, the Pacific and South Asia.

The ILM suite of qualifications are designed to develop managers and leaders, enabling them to improve staff productivity and drive business performance.

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There are 5 levels of ILM qualifications. These start from Level 2 (ideal for team leaders) up to Level 7 (more suited to senior management professionals such as Senior Managers and CEOs). ILM qualifications are available in 3 formats:

                  • Awards: the shortest and most concise qualifications
                  • Certificates: providing a broader base of knowledge and skills
                  • Diplomas: more comprehensive qualifications
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Why ILM is Different

The ILM leadership, management and coaching qualifications stand out from competition for several reasons:

                  • Wide choice
                  • Highly flexible
                  • Focus on work-based learning
                  • Quality assured

How to get certified

  • Complete the Diploma in Leadership and Management Units

    Individual Units range from 7 to 14 hours of face-to-face or virtual classroom (virtual classroom sessions are recorded for learners to access at a later date or in different time zones or where unable to attend)

  • Complete Self-Directed Learning and Unit Assignments

    One-to-one tutor support is provided

  • Submit your Assignment(s)

    Learners have six weeks to successfully complete each Assignment

  • Achieve Your Qualification

    Learners will receive their ILM Qualification approximately 3 to 4 months after having submitted their final Assignment

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