We are an ILM approved centre, delivering VRQs in Leadership & Management …

The ILM is one of the UK’s largest management bodies. It is part of the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Committed to the improvement of professional standards in Leadership and Management, ILM qualifications are based on the National Occupational Standards, ensuring that they benefit from the most up to date research and accurately reflect the changing face of the workplace.

As an approved centre of the ILM since 2014, St Andrews Management Centre delivers the following qualifications:

  • ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 4: Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 5: Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 5: Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 7: Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 3: Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring

These qualifications are tutor-taught, either virtually or face-to-face, with learners assessed through work-based assignments. The flexible composition of each qualification allows STAMC to work within the ILM framework to design a course of study perfectly suited to the needs of each learner and the overall business.

Which Qualification is right for me?

These qualifications are referred to as Vocationally Relevant Qualifications (VRQs). All assignments are based on work-based tasks and projects so that learning is taken out of the classroom and practically imbedded directly into the learner’s role.

To achieve a qualification, a participant must successfully complete units of learning. The number of units varies depending on the level of the qualification undertaken. These units span a wide range of topics including personal leadership development, managing teams, project management, performance management and change management. Units can be selected to focus the qualification onto specific areas of interest or relevance.

Whether you are just starting out or are already operating in a senior management role, there is an ILM qualification for the business and you:

ILM Level 3: Award in Leadership & Management

For those who have management responsibilities but no formal training. Ideal for team leaders who will be leading people through organisational change, budget restrictions and other pressures.

Examples of units are

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Developing Yourself and Others
  • Planning and Allocating Work

ILM Level 3: Certificate in Leadership & Management

For those who have management responsibilities but no formal training. The Certificate builds on the skills and knowledge acquired at Award level. It expands the repertoire of skills and knowledge developed at the Award level.

Examples of units are

  • Developing Teams
  • Motivating Teams
  • Performance Management

ILM Level 4: Certificate in Leadership & Management

For new and aspiring department heads and middle managers. Ideal for those looking to further their knowledge and technical skills needed to be an effective leader.

Examples of units are

  • Developing Your Leadership Styles
  • Coaching in the Workplace
  • Understanding Innovation and Change

ILM Level 5: Certificate in Leadership & Management

Ideal for project managers, department head and middle managers. For those who want to develop their technical knowledge, strategic insight, and practical expertise.

Examples of units are

  • Leading Innovation and Change
  • Applying Coaching in the Workplace
  • Managing Organisations Finances

ILM Level 5: Diploma in Leadership & Management

Aimed at project managers, department head and middle managers. For those who want to develop their technical knowledge, strategic insight, and practical expertise.

Examples of units are

  • Developing Your Management Skills
  • Managing Your Continuous Professional Development

ILM Level 7: Diploma in Leadership & Management

For senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers. Ideal for those looking to develop their strategic planning skills and enhance their personal brand.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto each level is based on learners work experience and role requirements in addition to previous learning. The team at St Andrews Management Centre would be happy to discuss which level is right for you.

I gained a great knowledge of management theories and techniques, Information regarding leading, coaching and managing others. I learned a lot about myself, and how to identify development need in myself and others. I found the lectures and workshops very enjoyable and interesting. I felt comfortable to ask questions and join in on discussions. It was a very pleasant experience and I learned a great deal.

– Ruth Thomson, Housing Options Officer

I found the lectures very approachable, supportive and helpful.  I enjoyed every workshop. The interaction with the class helped to see the bigger picture. Hearing the thoughts and opinions from the other students gave me a better understand of different management/learning styles etc and how they are used within the council.

Due to COVID-19 the whole course was delivered through Microsoft Teams. I found St Andrews Management Centre constantly made improvements throughout the course. I found the breakout rooms a very good addition

– Barry Smith, Housing Professional