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ILM Level 3 CertificateLeadership & Management

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€71/month interest-free



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€1,073 €912

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Average completion time6 - 8 months


Support period24 months


100% onlinewith unlimited 1:1 tutor support


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  • Get the in-demand skills you need to excel in your management career
  • Ideal if you're a current or aspiring first-line manager
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal leadership tutor
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 4000+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Make the leap from management material to outstanding first-line manager with a qualification from the Institute of Leadership & Management.

ILM qualifications are trusted by global organisations such as Santander to increase innovation, teamwork, and strategic thinking through training 70,000 managers each year.

You'll have the opportunity to master a wide range of essential management skills, including project management, budgeting, communication, innovation, and problem-solving.

Entry requirements

You don't need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course.

However, you should be 18+ with at least two years' full-time (or three years' part-time) work experience, and you'll benefit most if you're a current or potential first-line manager.


Course content

Your course is fully online.

There are a wide variety of potential units, each worth 1 or 2 credits.

To achieve the Certificate, you'll choose a selection totalling 13 credits.

1-credit units

  • Understanding Marketing for Managers
  • Understanding Costs and Budgets in an Organisation

2-credit units

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Understanding the Communication Process in the Workplace
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Understanding Customer Service Standards and Requirements
  • Developing Yourself and Others
  • Managing Workplace Projects
  • Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Understanding Innovation & Change in the Workplace
  • Planning and Allocating Work

Please note that where this course mentions legislation, this will be based largely on UK law.

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our ILM course guide.

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Judith Martin‘I previously studied with ICS Learn in the 1990s so I was delighted to find they offered ILM. They're friendly, knowledgeable and supportive. I got a promotion and found the Level 3 course helped me get established in the role.’
- Judith Martin

Emily Horswell‘I learnt a lot whilst studying, much of which I could relate to my own workplace, which really brought the coursework to life and helped me to absorb the information. And I enjoyed interacting with my tutor regularly, who was very insightful and patient.’
- Emily Horswell

Trevor Brown‘My company takes ILM very seriously, and I have been recognised at work for progression. I get detailed feedback with every assignment within a short period of time, and find myself relating situations at work to the course - it’s helping me even before completion.’
- Trevor Brown

Leadership and Management FAQs

We’re a highly respected ILM provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent reviews. 

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years. 

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life. 

That’s why every year, thousands of students in Ireland and 90+ countries worldwide advance their careers with us.

ILM Level 2 qualifications are designed for current or aspiring team leaders and supervisors. They're perfect if you're just starting out in your management career.

You could study the comprehensive Level 2 Certificate or the shorter Level 2 Award.

ILM Level 3 qualifications are for junior and first-line managers. They're ideal if you have (or will have) management responsibilities but have no formal training.

Choose between this wide-ranging Level 3 Certificate or the bite-sized Level 3 Award.

ILM Level 5 qualifications are designed for middle managers and department heads. They're set at undergraduate level and will develop and extend your existing leadership skills.

Study three units on the Level 5 Certificate, or two on the Level 5 Award.

We offer leadership and management qualifications from two world-class awarding bodies, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Both are highly prestigious, internationally recognised, and will give a huge boost to your skills and career – so how do you choose which one is right for you?

Firstly, it depends on where you are in your management career. We offer the following CMI and ILM qualifications:

If you’re a mid-level manager choosing between ILM and CMI, there are a few things to consider.

If you’re looking to become a Chartered Manager, then CMI is right for you. The CMI is the only professional body in the world that can bestow Chartered Manager status.

CMI qualifications are also ideal if you want to deep dive into professional leadership theory and practice. You’ll study fewer modules than on an ILM qualification, but you’ll cover each topic in greater depth.

CMI courses are highly strategic in focus, making them perfect if you want to develop your high-level strategic management knowledge.

ILM qualifications, on the other hand, are highly practical, focused on helping you apply your workforce management skills in real-life situations.

They’re great if you want to touch on a broader range of hands-on management topics, as the modules are shorter than CMI, allowing you to study more subjects in less depth.

Still not sure? Get in touch with our course advisors by email, phone, or online chat – we’ll be happy to help.


Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Interactive online learning designed by leadership experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll complete ten assessments in total. These will be either reflective reviews or work-based assignments.

You'll submit these online and they'll be marked by your ILM tutor.

Get in touch with our ILM Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

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