ILM Diplomas for Apprenticeships: maximising the apprenticeship learning experience

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Launched in Autumn 2021 and Winter 2021/22, ILM’s new diplomas will support seamless delivery of the on-programme content for the revised leadership and management apprenticeships at levels 3, 5 and 7.

The new diplomas are unit-based with flexible assessment options, allowing providers, apprentices and employers to design a programme that fits into an off-the-job learning schedule and develops the core competencies to succeed in the role.

By embedding an ILM diploma within management apprenticeships, providers, employers and apprentices can be confident that their learning programme is engaging, measurable and aligns with the requirements for rigorous end-point-assessment. Furthermore, the skills that are developed during the apprenticeship will be fully recognised through the ILM diploma and apprentices will be awarded a digital credential and certificate for the full diploma, or a certificate for unit achievements.

Apart from registration and certification costs, the delivery of these diplomas will still be fundable under the levy up to the funding band limit. For up-to-date funding rules, please refer to the latest funding guidance.

All ILM learners on qualifications or EPA receive free studying membership to the Institute of Leadership & Management, giving them access to over 300 hours of learning content.

How to get approved to deliver the new diplomas

The apprenticeship diplomas will support on-programme learning for:

Note - All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City & Guilds of London Institute which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter.

Register for our webinar series to learn more

Join our upcoming webinars for an opportunity to hear about the development of a new ILM Level 7 Senior Leader Diploma which has been fully aligned to the Senior Leader Apprenticeship. We will also share with you the structure of the qualification, the units and the assessment methodology. 

The new qualification deep dive, 9 September 2021

Q&A session with the ILM specialists, 30 September 2021

How to get approved to deliver the new diplomas

To become approved to deliver ILM Management Apprenticeship qualifications you must become an ILM Approved Centre. We work with over 2,000 expert learning specialists in leadership and management, coaching, training and development to deliver our qualifications and certified training. Training providers wishing to be approved to deliver ILM's new apprenticeship diplomas will need to undergo our approvals process.

This includes:

  • Submission of Qualification Approval document
  • Learner journey and sample lesson plan/delivery material for one full unit
  • CV’s of occupationally competent delivery and quality personnel

Existing ILM Centres that have approval for Apprenticeship qualifications at any level will be able to add this qualification (subject to meeting approval requirements).

Become approved to deliver ILM qualifications

If you're interested in delivering ILM Leadership and Management qualifications please request a call back. An expert will be in touch within two working days.

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01543 266 867

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