ILM qualifications

About the ILM and the University’s ILM Centre

The ILM  is The UK’s biggest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications and development programmes. As the prime awarding body the ILM are specialists in leadership and management development, conducting leading edge research and accrediting 70,000 managers and leaders annually.

The University has been accredited to deliver ILM certified and quality controlled qualifications since 2010 through our ILM Centre, managed by People Development. The Centre is led by Rachel Brewer and can call on internal and external Assessors and Quality Assurers who moderate all our qualifications.

Registering for an ILM qualification

The University’s ILM Centre now offers a uniquely flexible route to gaining qualifications by allowing candidates to undertake a range of free-standing workshops that build into one of three qualifications at different levels, shown below.

To get a qualification you will need to complete our ILM Application Form and find a source of funding. Your Line Manager needs to approve your application and is required to comment on the application form.

Once completed please email this form to

Learning and assessment

Once enrolled you will need to undertake the learning and then submit an assignment for each Unit.

ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management