Level 4 Award in Leadership

Institute of Management (ILM) Level 4 Qualifications in Management are designed to give practising or aspiring middle managers a solid foundation for their formal development as a manager. There are no formal entry requirements but participants will normally be either practising or aspiring to become managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands and have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme


Successful candidates may benefit from career enhancement and/or progress to any of the further qualifications listed, according to their circumstances:
Level 4 S/NVQ in Management (note that this is equivalent to a Level 5 VRQ)
Level 5 Qualifications in Management
Level 5 Qualifications Leadership
Level 5 Qualifications in Management and Leadership

Learner Outcomes
The first unit, ‘Introduction to leadership’, explores different leadership styles and behaviours and their impact on individual and group behaviour.
In the second unit candidates plan a practical leadership activity including identifying resources, assessing risks and briefing the team and allocating roles and responsibilities. In the final unit of the qualification candidates implement their learning through leading a team
through the planned, practical activity.

Target Audience
The ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership has been designed for practising or potential managers looking to develop an understanding of leadership skills using practical activities. This concise qualification is made up of three mandatory units.

Course Length
Minimum 25 hours - The course can either be run over 4 full training days or one evening a week for 6 weeks (4 hours per week 4.30- 8.30pm). Tutors are practiced managers with significant experience of management and leadership in the Children & Families sector. The Award is 10 credits, which roughly equates to 25 guided learning hours and therefore it is expected learners will need to spend some time per week on top of the class-room time in order to complete the assessments and gain the qualification.


Awarding Body
Institute of Leadership & Management

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