Funding

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

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Funding, and approval of qualifications for funding, is handled by a variety of different Government organisations. ILM understands how complex funding in the UK can be for education and training providers, employers and learners. In this area of the site you can find information on funding, funding reforms, the different types of funding available and links to information on external sites that will support you with funding planning.

It is the responsibility of the provider to ensure eligibility of funding for their learners. 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

 
  • Advanced Learner Loans

    Advanced Learner Loans are available to adults in England who wish to further their education or study. Learners can take out multiple loans to study qualifications at levels 1 to 6, and won’t have to start paying back the loans until they start earning over £21,000 per year. Colleges and training providers can apply to the Education and Skills Funding Agency for a ‘loans facility’ which will allow them to deliver loans-funded qualifications to learners. Learners can use ILM’s Provider Finder tool to search for a local provider who may be able to deliver their chosen qualification(s). A full list of eligible ILM qualifications is below.

    For more information including how to apply for a loan, please visit Advanced Learner Loans

    Product Code Learning Aim Ref Qualification Title
    8364-91 60136984 Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (QCF)
    8753-21 6005685X Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management (QCF)
    8626-21 6015584X Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector (QCF)
    8606-21 60136996 Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management (QCF)
    8600-31 60059643 Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management (QCF)
    8626-31 60155899 Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector (QCF)
    8621-31 60132401 Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF)
    8605-31 6005931X Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management (QCF)
    8625-31 60142352 Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management (QCF)
    8622-41 60132474 Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)
    8391-31 60319987 Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders
    8364-61 60057816 Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring (QCF)
    8623-41 60132541 Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)
  • Local Flexibilities

    As part of the Adult Education Budget, eligible training providers can use Local Flexibilities funding to deliver qualification at levels 2 and below. This is intended for adult learners who are unemployed or who are furthest away from training and employment. Please see below for a full list of ILM qualifications which are eligible for Local Flexibilities funding.


    Product Code Learning Aim Ref Qualification Title
    8004-10 60177093 Level 2 Award for Young Leaders (QCF)
    8003-11 60059278 Level 2 Award in Effective Team Member Skills (QCF)
    8583-11 60112207 Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mentoring Skills (QCF)
    8000-11 6005928X Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills (QCF)
    8003-21 60059308 Level 2 Certificate in Effective Team Member Skills (QCF)
    8149-21 60157823 Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise (QCF)
    8000-21 6005962X Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills (QCF)
    8002-21 60137812 Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading (QCF)
    8620-31 60132164 Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (QCF)
    8004-11 6017710X Level 2 Extended Award for Young Leaders (QCF)
  • 16 - 19 Funding

    Learners aged 16-19 will typically be enrolled on a Study Programme, which consists of one or more substantial qualifications, and a selection of complementary qualifications and training modules. In order for qualifications to be eligible for 16-19 funding, they must appear on the Department for Education’s “Section 96” list. 
    Below is a full list of eligible ILM qualifications


    Title Learning Aims Ref Pre-16 16-18 18
    Level 2 Award for Young Leaders 601/7709/3 No Yes No
    Level 2 Award in Effective Team Member Skills 600/5927/8 Yes Yes No
    Level 2 Award In Introduction to Mentoring Skills 601/1220/7 Yes Yes No
    Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills 600/5928/X Yes Yes No
    Level 2 Certificate in Effective Team Member Skills 600/5930/8 No Yes No
    Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise 601/5782/3 No Yes No
    Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills 600/5962/X No Yes No
    Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading 601/3781/2 No Yes No
    Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading 601/3216/4 No Yes No
    Level 2 Extended Award for Young Leaders 601/7710/X No Yes No
    Level 3 Award in Coaching 600/5782/8 No Yes No
    Level 3 Award in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 600/6102/9 No Yes No
    Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management 600/5934/5 No Yes No
    Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector 601/5583/8 No Yes No
    Level 3 Award In Management of Volunteers 600/1460/X No No Yes
    Level 3 Award in Mentoring 600/5783/X No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Coaching 600/5784/1 No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring 601/3698/4 No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management 600/5685/X No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Leadership 600/5788/9 No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management 600/5961/8 No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector 601/5584/X No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Mentoring 600/5785/3 No Yes No
    Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management 601/3699/6 No Yes No
    Level 3 Diploma for Managers 603/1166/6 No Yes Yes
    Level 3 Diploma in Facilities Management 600/5663/0 No Yes No
    Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management 600/5964/3 No Yes No
    Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector 601/5589/9 No No Yes
    Level 3 Diploma in Management 601/3240/1 No Yes No
    Level 4 Award in Leadership 600/5850/X No No Yes
    Level 4 Award in Managing Equality and Diversity in an Organisation 600/5838/9 No No Yes
    Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management 600/5932/1 No No Yes
    Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management 600/5931/X No No Yes
    Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management 601/4235/2 No No Yes
    Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management 601/3247/4 No No Yes
    Level 5 Award in Leadership 600/2270/X No No Yes
    Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management 600/5855/9 No No Yes
    Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills 600/5840/7 No No Yes
    Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring 600/5791/9 No No Yes
    Level 5 Certificate in Leadership 600/2260/7 No No Yes
    Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management 600/5854/7 No No Yes
    Level 5 Certificate in Service Improvement 600/5839/0 No No Yes
    Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers 603/1167/8 No Yes Yes
    Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management 600/5856/0 No No Yes
    Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management 600/5857/2 No No Yes

   

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