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The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management equips you with skills in six areas: working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results and using resources.

The ILM Level 4 course is designed for middle managers looking to develop their leadership skills. This ILM course will allow you to formalise your existing management experience, and give you the knowledge to successfully manage larger teams. By combining fundamental management skills and practical experience with critical theory, this leadership course can drive your management career forward.

With a study period of 18 months and a recommendation of 130 guided learning hours, the ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management is an intermediate course designed to give you the full range of skills required to take your career to the next level.

Our guarantee

  • Unrivalled support package available

  • Fully flexible study options

  • First class study materials and resources

  • Structured, constructive Tutor feedback

  • Fully accredited professional qualifications

Course content

The ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management is expertly designed to give practising and aspiring middle managers the skills to accelerate their careers. To successfully achieve the ILM Level 4 Certificate, you will need to complete a minimum of 13 credits.

To earn credits, you can choose from a wide range of units, including:

  • Managing a Healthy and Safe Environment (2 Credits)
  • Motivating People in the Workplace (2 Credits)
  • Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace (3 Credits)
  • Managing Meetings (3 Credits)
  • Budgetary Planning and Control (3 credits)
  • Delegating Authority in the Workplace (3 Credits)
  • Managing Marketing Activities (3 Credits)
  • Understanding the Importance of Marketing for an Organisation (4 Credits)
  • Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance (4 Credits)
  • Planning and Leading a Complex Team Activity (4 Credits)
  • Managing Equality and Diversity in Own Area (4 Credits)
  • Management Communication (4 Credits)
  • Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace (6 Credits)
  • Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context (6 Credits)
  • Managing Personal Development (6 Credits) – Diploma only unit

What our customers say

“Registering was easy. The induction call was informative and very helpful and the knowledge of the tutor is brilliant.

– Viki Reid

Found my experience to be friendly and insightful, coming away with the feeling that me succeeding is just as much their goal as my own.

– Richard Trotman

Support was readily available and very helpful, the feedback received from assignments, etc. was also very useful.

– Kimberley Greenland

Frequently Asked Questions

With so many providers of Professional management training, choosing the right course can be a difficult decision. ILM and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) are both fantastic Institutes to study with, and students are often unsure which option is the best for them.

ILM studies are very popular with individuals working in the public sector, as many units of study look at the responsibilities of a manger. With the ability to tailor your studies to meet your requirements, ILM students can chose to focus on Management Processes, People Management or Specialised area’s such as Sales or Operations Management.

ILM courses are broke down in to smaller units in comparison to CMI courses. This means studying with ILM is the perfect way to learn about more areas of practical leadership and management.

Don’t forget – Our highly trained course advisors are on hand to help you chose the right institute and course for your professional development aims.

Studying an ILM course with DLC is a fantastic way to achieve a professional qualification without the worry and hassle many individuals associate with exams.

ILM students are assessed through assignments. For each unit of study you will need to submit an assignment to your Management expert Tutor. Your work is marked and you are provided with detailed feedback on your work submission.

You can submit your assignments as and when you have completed each unit of study making studying an ILM Qualification with DLC an excellent way to achieve a Professional recognised Qualification around your other commitments.

ILM are part of the City & Guild family. Upon completion of your ILM Qualification, you will receive a Certificate of Professional Achievement awarded by City & Guilds, accompanied by an official ILM document detailing your success and listing which units of study you selected. This means you can study safe in the knowledge that you are working towards achieving a globally recognised qualification.

To ensure our courses are accessible to as many individuals as possible we provide a number of affordable payment options to our students. These options include payment in full, Interest free credit and Monthly instalments.

Talk to one of our course advisors to decide which payment option works best for your personal circumstances.

Here at DLC Training, we understand that once you have made the decision to study for a Professional Qualification you will be keen to begin your studies. That’s why we have made our enrolment process quick and easy.

As soon as you have completed your student enrolment you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find all of the resources, guidance and tips you need to succeed with your studies.

Our student success rates are outstanding and we believe this is due to our unrivalled support packages. Every student studying with DLC Training has unlimited 1-2-1 access to our Industry expert Tutors, as well as the complete support of a student mentor who is on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your distance learning journey.


Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of DLC Trainings professional training courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

We have partnered with the leading institutes to ensure we can support individuals working at every level of the career ladder to achieve their professional development aims. This means that we have progression routes available for all of our students. Why not talk to one of our expert course advisors to discuss the best route of progression for you?

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