ILM and the Financial Services industry

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The ILM City Foundation Course develops leaders with the skills and knowledge to achieve commercial outcomes in an ethical and sustainable manner. 

We developed the City Foundation Course in partnership with Cass Business School, in close consultation with the City Values Forum and with the support of the City HR Association and the Lord Mayor of London.

Benefits for employers

The course is designed to help organisations proactively establish and maintain a benchmark of ethical awareness and good practice across their business. Providing a framework for managers to operate with integrity, an especially important value at a time where there is increased awareness and expectation across the Financial Services industry.

  • Develop effective and ethical managers, with the proven ability to lead and manage with integrity.
  • Set a clear benchmark for ethical behaviour and decision making across the City of London.
  • Challenge managers academically whilst building their practical skills and awareness.


The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Roger Gifford says of the course, "I believe that the City Foundation Course can help individuals and businesses to embed the highest standards of integrity – and all of us to reinforce the long-standing reputation of the City of London for fair dealing."

Announcing the launch Andrea Eccles, CEO, City HR Association said, "City HR is pleased to support the City Foundation Course, Leading with Integrity programme. We see this as a valuable tool to help organisations to embed values as a solid foundation for their business and culture."

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

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