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ILM Level 3 CertificateLeadership & Management

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€85/month interest-free*

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12 months

Deposit
€85

Total Price
€1,101

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Average completion time6 - 8 months

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Support period24 months

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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 support from your expert tutor
  • Rated Excellent on Trustpilot from 8,000+ student 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.

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

Course Details for ILM Level 3

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.

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

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

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.

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Student Reviews

85X85 Judith Martin

‘I had previously studied with ICS Learn in the 1990s and was delighted to find they offered ILM. The tutors are really well-versed in their subject and everyone you speak to is right behind you, interested in your success and cheering you on.’
- Judith Martin

Meredith Cade Westcombe Ilm L5

'ILM will give me a sense of self-achievement, evidence of formal learning and provide transferable skills as I work towards my next promotion. My tutor has been so supportive, and I would highly recommend ICS Learn to anyone.'
- Meredith Cade-Westcombe

85X85 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

Meet our tutors

  • Get unlimited support from your expert ILM tutor
  • All our CMI tutors are experienced management professionals and lecturers
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

CMI Management FAQs

Rated Excellent from more than 8,000 independent student reviews, we're the UK's most trusted online learning centre. 

We were founded more than 130 years ago, and our mission over the last century has been to help people get the qualifications they need to build a career they're truly proud of. 

We understand how difficult it can be to fit study around full-time work, parenting duties, or managing a busy schedule. That's why we build our courses for real people, living real lives.  

Our CMI courses are completely flexible. You can complete them wherever you have a stable internet connection. You're in complete control of where and when you learn – whether it's at home, the office, or in-between. 

You can study your modules at your own pace. There are no deadlines except the end of your support period, which means that you can take breaks whenever you need to. 

You'll have unlimited support throughout your course too. 

And when it comes to funding your course, we offer an interest-free* monthly payment plan that makes it simple and affordable.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are designed for current or aspiring mid-level managers. They're ideal if you report to a senior manager or business owner.

This course, the CMI Level 5 Certificate, is a shorter Level 5 course. It covers two modules, making it ideal if you want to hone in on your core management skills.

The CMI Level 5 Diploma is a more comprehensive course, allowing you to choose from a selection of nine modules and master a wider range of management skills.

CMI Level 7 qualifications are designed for senior managers and directors. They're ideal if you have responsibility for strategically leading an organisation.

You could study the comprehensive CMI Level 7 Diploma or this course, the shorter CMI Level 7 Certificate.

Bear in mind that only the CMI Level 5 Diploma or above will allow you to become a Chartered Manager; the CMI Level 5 Certificate won't qualify you.

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 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.

As an ICS Learn CMI student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:

  • Unlimited support
  • 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 also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

If you’re funding the course yourself, our flexible 0% payment plans* allow you to spread the cost with interest-free* monthly instalments. We manage all our payment plans in-house, so there are no third parties or credit checks.

If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.

Get in touch with our CMI Advisors on +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 euros are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in euros 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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* Any offer of credit is subject to your status and eligibility.

† 99% pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.