We are proud to be an accredited ILM Qualification Centre. ILM is a professional management institute that promotes and develops leadership and management skills in all those who have management and leadership responsibilities at work.
We are now offering leadership and management qualifications for life. Our aim is to give quality service at a price which is affordable to all, whether it’s an individual who wants to gain an external qualification or an organisation that wishes to up-skill their line managers for succession planning, we will take the mystery and stuffiness out of vocational qualifications.
Always Consult is proud to be an accredited ILM centre, which is now part of the City and Guilds group. This means we can offer you and your organisation qualifications for life in Management and Leadership.
Effective leadership and management is crucial for any business or organisational success. Without effective leadership and without managers who possess the core key skills and knowledge to really make a difference, staff motivation can be low, which in turn can lead to stress and lower productivity in the workplace. This can have a significant impact on the bottom line of the business.
Leadership Versus Management
You may have heard it said that leadership is “doing the right thing” and management is “doing things right”, but there is more to it than that.
Leadership is “doing the right thing” and management is “doing things right.”
Leadership is about inspiring and motivating people so that they believe in you and are willing to follow you. It is about strategy and change rather than achieving predefined goals. However, a leader without management skills may have trouble implementing the inspired vision.
Management is about deploying people and resources to accomplish defined objectives, but a manager without leadership skills will not see the big picture, may miss opportunities for change and could be faced with a demotivated team.
Many people in senior positions need to play the role of manager and leader, but surprisingly few do both to the best of their abilities. Most can benefit from specialist development programmes that will build on management or leadership skills depending on what is needed.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
ILM Leadership and Management Programmes
More and more of our clients in both the public and private sectors are asking us to accredit their development with industry partners including the ILM.
ILM leadership and management programmes are chosen by more employers than those accredited by any other awarding body.
Always Consult offers the following Leadership and Management courses:
ILM Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Team Skills
The level 2 courses are aimed at people who need to boost their performance as team players, and to prepare for the move from team member to team leader. The courses are also suitable for new team leaders who need to become more effective and confident in their new roles.
Candidates will learn core leadership and management skills and soon be able to put these into practice day to day, helping to build team motivation levels and increase productivity.
Units cover skills such as communication, working with people, leading, planning and problem-solving. These is a good choice of optional units, meaning that the courses can be tailored to the specific needs of the candidates or their organisation.
More details from the ILM website (open with a pdf reader when downloaded): ILM Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Team Skills.
ILM Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management
The level 3 courses are designed for people who aspire to or find themselves in roles with management responsibilities but have no formal management training. A good example of this is the current team leader seeking to move up into a management role.
These courses enable candidates to gain a range of management skills and practise them within their own organisations. Units cover key skills such as delegation, communication, innovation, interpersonal relationships and managing change. Candidates will gain the capability to lead more confidently and proficiently. They will also learn how to apply their own knowledge and values to their leadership styles.
There are highly flexible qualifications. You can select from over 70 optional units to build a tailor-made qualification that meets your individual requirements, or those of your employer.
More details from the ILM website (open with a pdf reader when downloaded): ILM Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management.
ILM Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management
The level 4 courses are designed for middle managers, whether new or aspiring, and are all about gaining comprehensive business knowledge and vital technical skills to enable strong leadership at this level. Candidates will be able to build their knowledge in specialist areas of business such as marketing and finance. Employers will gain from highly capable middle managers who will be able to go on and continually assess and improve their leadership skills.
There is a flexible choice of units based on a specific set of skills and knowledge in six broad areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. This flexibility means that the courses can be tailored to the needs of candidate or employer.
More details from the ILM website (open with a pdf reader when downloaded): ILM Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management.
ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management
The level 5 courses are all about helping middle managers to hone their skills and prepare for senior management roles. Candidates will enhance their core management techniques and develop their abilities to lead, motivate and inspire those around them. They will be better equipped to provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management duties. Candidates will find their profile is raised within the organisation as they move towards the next career level. Employers will benefit as candidates will be able to play a proactive part in fostering business improvement, and will be able to help their colleagues take charge of their own development paths.
AS with level 4 courses, the qualifications consist of a flexible choice of units based on a specific set of skills and knowledge in six broad areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. This flexibility means that the courses can be tailored to the needs of candidate or employer.
More details from the ILM website (open with a pdf reader when downloaded): ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Why Choose Always Consult for ILM Courses?
Always Consult is an approved centre for ILM courses. This means we have been assessed and are continually assessed for the quality and content of the training that we are providing. Because we are a smaller regional training provider, candidates will get a more flexible and friendly approach from our experienced, specialist team. We have the time to work with you, adapt to your specific needs and stay with you until you achieve success. We can also work with you if you are sourcing qualifications for your staff, tailoring course units and delivery to your organisation’s specific needs.
We run ILM Leadership and Management courses on a continual basis, so if this is something of interest to you personally or to your organisation, please get in touch to discuss options and forthcoming course dates.
Combinations To Suit You
Whether it’s managing change in the workplace, starting your own enterprise or coaching and mentoring our qualifications can be fully tailored to meet the varying needs of managers across all sectors.
We provide a clear road map to progress to higher qualifications in management and leadership at a pace that suits the business and learner.
First-Line Manager Foundation Programme
This four-day training programme is designed to prepare the first-line manager for success in his or her new role. Whether you are a first-line manager yourself, or an organisation looking to prepare your first-line managers for success, this course is what you need. Read more…
If fully accredited qualifications aren’t for you, we also offer development programmes, designed and delivered by Always Consult and recognised by ILM.
Our services include but are not limited to:
- 360-degree Feedback
- Performance Management
- Appraisal Tools
- First Line Management Development
- Middle Management Development
- Communication & Presentation Skills
- One-to-One Coaching and Mentoring
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Whether you are just starting out in business, on the road to management or an experienced business leader, we have the programme qualification to suit you. Why not contact us now for a quick chat about the options?