Understanding the differences between Levels 3 & 5 ILM Award, Certificate and Diploma

The Institute of Leadership and Management provides a wide range of units that will enable you as a manager, team leader, or supervisor to enhance your skills and develop your own leadership techniques.

Depending on the level of management experience you already have, this will impact which ILM level you start with, and which units within that specific level you should choose. At UniCourse, we currently offer two levels: ILM level 3 and level 5.

The ILM level 3 course is designed for individuals looking to take their first steps into line management and for those who already have basic management responsibilities such as supervisors, first-line managers, office managers, and team leaders. After completing the ILM level 3 Diploma, many individuals then go on to complete the ILM level 5 course.

The ILM Level 5 course is designed for practising middle managers and aspiring middle/senior managers in any sector. This course is intended to assist these individuals in developing their leadership and management skills further to prepare them for a senior management role.

 

 

Who is ILM Level 3 Award suitable for?

The ILM Level 3 Award is suitable for an individual with some experience in a managerial position. A few examples of ideal candidates for this course are first-line and junior managers who are seeking an industry-recognised qualification and experienced supervisors and team leaders wishing to improve their skills for their next management role. To complete this course, you will need to obtain a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 12 credits.

 

Who is ILM Level 3 Certificate suitable for?

The ILM certificate is suitable for someone who is new to their position and is looking to further their knowledge and leadership skills within the managerial sector or someone who is looking to enter such a role. Another example of an ideal candidate for the ILM Level 3 Certificate could be a supervisor or team leader who is working towards a promotion. To complete this course, you will need to obtain a minimum of 13 credits and a maximum of 36 credits.

 

Who is ILM Level 3 Diploma suitable for?

The ILM Diploma is suitable for someone who is looking to progress further in specific areas such as project management, budgeting, communication, innovation, and problem-solving. The ideal candidate for the ILM level 3 diploma would be an individual wishing to make the jump from management material to an outstanding first-line manager with a recognisable qualification. To complete this course, you will need to obtain a minimum of 37 credits.

 

 

 

Who is ILM Level 5 Award Suitable for?

The ILM Award is suitable for an individual already working in a management role with plenty of knowledge and experience. The ideal candidates for this course would be either practising or aspiring middle managers looking to gain a professionally recognised qualification. To complete this course, you will need to successfully obtain a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 12 credits.

 

Who is ILM Level 5 Certificate suitable for?

The ILM Certificate is suitable for an individual who already has a large span of management duties and responsibilities delegated to them, or those with prior experience in a supervisory or managerial role who are seeking to develop their leadership and motivational skills, improve personal and team performance and be prepared for senior management responsibilities. To complete this course, you will need to obtain a minimum of 13 credits and a maximum of 36 credits.

 

 Who is ILM Level 5 Diploma suitable for?

The ILM Diploma is suitable for individuals who manage teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation’s strategy. The ideal candidate will be looking to develop their ability to lead, motivate and inspire to drive better results within their organisation. To be accepted onto this course, you must have previously completed the ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate. To complete this course, you will need to obtain a minimum of 37 credits.

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