ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management


About this course

This Level 3 course is available for free under the government's new 'Lifetime Skills Guarantee' funding. These courses are designed to help you progress in your current role or get a new job. 

Our fully-funded Level 3 courses are available to eligible adults who do not already hold a Level 3 qualification.

Get the skills and knowledge to lead, organise and motivate teams with an ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

  • 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

Who is this programme for?

This qualification is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

What modules are covered?

You can take this qualification as a concise Award, a broader Certificate or a comprehensive Diploma. The units in this qualification fall into seven broad areas. These are:

  • core management skills – such as understanding how to organise and delegate
  • ability to perform management tasks –manage projects, lead meetings
  • team leadership – for example, how to motivate people to improve performance
  • change and innovation  – plan and manage change, create a culture of innovation
  • a full range of communications skills
  • managing people and relationships – negotiation, networking, building relationships
  • leadership – understand leadership, use action learning to develop your leadership capabilities.

Work with your employer or training provider to map units to your needs and skills gaps.


What Next?

Progression Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications, including:

  • Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers
  • Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Level 4 Award in Leadership
  • ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although this must be your first level 3 qualification and you need to be over 19.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
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C/O Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6SB
Call: 01252 405555