This qualification is ideal if you have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.
Benefits for the individual
Benefits for the employer
Learners must achieve a minimum of two units / four credits to gain this qualification.
All ILM learners receive a minimum of 12 months membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management, providing access to a range of resources that supports their leadership development.
You will have an interview with a course tutor. Ideally you should be a practising or aspiring supervisor/manager. Applicants who are new to the course must take a numeracy and literacy Level 2 initial assessment test and an interview to ensure that the programme is suitable for them.
The units in this qualification fall into seven broad areas. These are:
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of solving work-based problems and making decisions based on gathering and interpreting information and evaluating options to determine the most appropriate solution.
You will also develop an understanding of the factors that influence how people behave at work and you will investigate a range of leadership styles to motivate individuals and monitor performance. There is the opportunity to look at the importance of planning and delegation and, in the later stages of the course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of how effective communication at work can increase staff motivation and productivity.
This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as the:
Taking a BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business at Derby College Group has left entrepreneurial undergraduate Arvin Johal well equipped for his BA Hons degree in Business Management.
Arvin, who is 20 and from Littleover, is now in his second year of the CMI-accredited degree at the University of Derby and plans to set up his own business after he graduates.
He said “I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.” Arvin liked all elements of his DCG business course, but particularly HR.
He added: “I’m very people oriented – I like working with others – so I found the subject of people in the workplace really interesting.”
Inspired by his dad, who runs his own successful CCTV firm, Arvin has always been quick to spot a business opportunity. While still at college he started a local painting, decorating and gardening business after noticing that his older neighbours needed help with these household tasks.
Arvin has been employed by the NHS since leaving school at the age of 16 as well as volunteer with MLSS, the Midland Langar Seva Society, Arvin is also heavily involved in student life. He’s the secretary of Derby University’s Punjabi Society, a student ambassador, a marketing representative, course representative and “unibuddy” to prospective undergraduates considering applying to his degree course.
Keen to share his experiences, Arvin will be returning to the Roundhouse in the near future to talk to first and second year students on the level 3 BTEC business course.
I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.