Looking for funding for leadership and management qualifications? We’ve outlined the main funding routes open to organisations in England

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Please note that this funding information is correct at the time of writing, and it is the responsibility of the provider to ensure eligibility of funding for their learners. ILM / CGLI does not accept any responsibility for errors made in determining eligibility or rates of funding. We strongly recommend that providers speak to the relevant funding agency to confirm eligibility and rates.

These funding rules apply to England only. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have different funding rules and providers operating in these nations should consult with the appropriate authority to confirm funding rules.

Apprenticeships Funding

Visit our Apprenticeships section for information on funding for management apprenticeships.

Management Apprenticeships Funding

What ILM qualifications are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans?

601/3698/4 Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring  £724
600/6049/9 Level 3 Certificate in Effective Management  £1,265
600/5685/X Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management  £724
601/5584/X Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector  £724
600/1843/4 Level 3 Certificate In Management of Volunteers  £724
601/3699/6 Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management  £724
600/5789/0 Level 3 Certificate in Using Active Operations Management in the Workplace  £724
600/5964/3 Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management  £1,987
601/5589/9 Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector  £1,987
601/3240/1 Level 3 Diploma in Management  £2,573
601/3409/4 Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management for FE Managers  £724
601/4234/0 Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management  £724
600/5931/X Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management  £1,987
601/4235/2 Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management  £1,987
601/5603/X Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management  £1,987
601/3247/4 Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management  £1,987
600/5781/6 Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring  £300
601/3254/1 Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership  £1,265

Providers must be on the Register of Training Organisations in order to be eligible to receive loans payments on behalf of learners.  Providers will also need to have a Loans Facility with the SFA in order to offer loans-funded qualifications. More information can be found on the SFA website.

Learners are entitled to access up to four loans in total to undertake vocational qualifications (including technical and professional qualifications) at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. They can also be used for recognition of prior learning.

You can access the full funding rules here.

European Social Fund (ESF)

The ESF Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) provides funding to meet the local skills needs identified by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and aims to help employees in small and medium sized enterprises to move to higher levels of learning or to Apprenticeships.

The Skills Funding Agency also funds some Level 2 Leadership and Management qualifications through ESF. ILM offers a wide range of these qualifications – details can be found below, along with funding rates for each qualification.

Qualification title Qualification no Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN)
Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills 8000-11 600/5928/X
Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills 8000-21 600/5962/X
Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading 8001-21 601/3781/2
Level 2 Award for Young Leaders 8004-10 601/7709/3
Level 2 Extended Award for Young Leaders 8004-1 601/7710/X
Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise 8149-21 601/5782/3
Level 2 Certificate in Effective Team Member Skills 8003-21 600/5930/8
Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading 8620-31 601/3216/4

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