ILM

How to book

To book a place on any of the below programmes, please complete the ILM Application Form which can be found at the bottom of this page and return it to pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Follow carefully the instructions on the form and remember that there is a section in the document that must be completed by your line manager or
sponsor and you must ensure you have gained agreement from the person
responsible for budget control of your department (as registration fee will be recharged from your budget centre after attending Unit 1 of any of the programmes - but not after the induction).

Once the application form is completely filled in and returned, your name will be put onto our waiting list and we will contact you with the dates as soon as they become available. 

Level 5 Certificate
in Leadership and Management

Key contact

Contact POD (x44606; x43693; pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk).

Delivery method

Workshops at POD House (31 Pritchatts Road) plus directed self-study.

Who it is suitable for

Academic-related and academic staff with evidence of previous management training whose current role encompasses budgetary control and responsibility for staff or supervisors.

What you will be able to do after the programme

You will be able to use core management techniques to drive better results and develop your ability to provide strategic leadership through identification of improvement initiatives to support the development of University goals.

Content

  • Assessing your own and the organisation’s ability to translate vision, mission and strategic goals into operational objectives with realistic and measurable targets.
  • Evaluating your own ability to manage effectively and efficiently.
  • Gaining an understanding of how budgetary planning and the effective and controlled implementation of budgets both support and deliver the organisation’s objectives.
  • Determining how to measure and monitor performance against budgets and objectives.
  • Ability to recognise how innovation and change can be managed within an organisation.
  • Building the ability to propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance.
  • Leading and managing change within an organisation.

So what’s distinctive?

The opportunity to gain a widely recognised professional qualification which will enable you to become a highly effective operational manager and set you on the path to becoming a successful strategic leader.

Level 3 Certificate
in Leadership and Management

Key contact

Contact POD (x44606; x43693; pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk).

Duration

Ten and half days (over a period of approximately eight months) plus a two-hour induction and two, two-hour tutorials.

Delivery method

All classroom workshops will be run at POD House (31 Pritchatts Road). You will be required to complete and submit:

  • Six work based written assignments
  • A problem solving and change report
  • Unit reflection documents and personal development plan

You will also be required to present your problem solving and change report to your line manager and hold regular and change debriefings with him/her.

Who it is suitable for

Support, academic and academic-related staff who have management responsibilities, but have had limited formal training, and are serious about developing their capabilities.  The programme also supports practising team leaders, who are seeking to move up to the next level of management, and also managers who need to lead people through organisational change.

What you will be able to do after the programme

You will be able to use a range of key management skills to develop and drive the organisation forwards from within your team and to manage, motivate and engage your team with confidence.

Content

  • Assessing, evaluating and developing your own performance and that of your team.
  • Critiquing your own leadership style in the context of a variety of models and identify ways in which you can improve.
  • Applying a range of motivational theories to the engagement and development of your team members.
  • Identifying what makes a successful team and how this is reflected in your own team performance.
  • Producing effective solutions to work-based problems and areas of development.
  • Developing knowledge of the psychology and process of change to implement successful changes in your workplace.

So what’s distinctive?

The opportunity to gain a widely recognised qualification which will set you on the right path to becoming a highly effective operational team manager. 

Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills 

Key contact

Contact POD (x44606; x43693; pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk).

Duration

Nine days (over a period of approximately seven months) and a one hour induction plus two, one-hour tutorials.

Delivery method

All classroom workshops will be run at POD House (31 Pritchatts Road). You will be required to complete and submit:

  • Nine written assignments
  • Learning log and personal development plan

You will also be required to hold regular briefing and debriefing meetings with your line manager.

Who is it suitable for

This programme, which provides a solid foundation for development into a management role, is for support, academic research or academic-related staff who are aspiring team leaders or who currently supervise the work of a team member.

What will you be able to do after the programme

You will be able to use your greater knowledge of basic leadership and team skills to help motivate your team to perform, to deal with change in the workplace and to communicate effectively with your team members and other colleagues.

Content

  • Identifying your own leadership strengths and areas for development.
  • Exploring different styles of leadership and the circumstances to which these are best suited.
  • Learning how to create meaningful objectives which will provide clarity for those whose work you lead.
  • Enhancing your role in managing the performance of others.
  • Developing a greater understanding of the most effective ways to communicate with your team and colleagues.
  • Identifying the reactions and attitudes of yourself and others during change.
  • Implementing plans when allocating work.
  • Understanding how to make diversity a part of the team culture.
  • Implementing activities to support effective induction in the workplace.

So what is distinctive?

The opportunity to build rock solid foundations for your wider career in management while gaining a widely recognised professional qualification.  

 Next available cohorts for our ILM programmes

ILM Application Form

Institute of Leadership and Management Application Form  (Levels 2 and 3)

Institute of Leadership and Management Application Form (Level 5)

Free membership

Participants registering for an ILM programme are entitled to six months of free membership with the ILM; this provides access to a range of resources, services and networking events designed to support their learning and development.