Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

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The ILM Level 2 Award and Extended Award for Young Leaders are ideal for individuals aged between 14 and 24 years who are actively engaged in structured learning within a group or community. The aim of both awards is to help young learners develop a range of skills and behaviours in leadership, self-management and mentoring, alongside an appreciation of the benefits that can be gained through volunteering.
Benefits for individuals
  • Learn essential skills in leadership and self-management
  • Develop an understanding, plus core skills, in the role of mentoring
  • Build evidence of your new skills through a journal of development
  • Improve your personal accountability and motivation
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification.

Benefits for leaders or educators of young people

  • Provide a framework through which young people will develop essential lifelong personal skills and behaviours
  • Provide an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will offer a pathway to further educational or personal development.


Focus on the skills you need
Both awards feature one mandatory unit – Developing self-leadership and resilience for young people. This unit
firstly builds an understanding of self-leadership, then through goal setting and planning helps the learner to
develop these personal skills and finally reflect on their performance. To complete the chosen Award learners must take additional unit(s) from a choice of four covering further skills in leadership, mentoring, volunteering and diversity.

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For each qualification select the units you want to deliver using the qualification specification builder. The builder does NOT verify if your selection of units meets the ‘rules of combination’. Rules are displayed at the top of each qualification page. If you have any questions about unit combinations please contact ILM Customer Services or your EV.

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