ILM and the construction industry

ILM has worked alongside the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) to create a suite of qualifications for the construction sector. These qualifications are designed to equip learners with core skills to drive projects in line with the needs of employers and contractors.

Construction qualifications

ILM’s Level 3 Qualifications in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector are aimed at team leaders, supervisors, foremen and site managers.

The qualifications give learners a thorough understanding of leadership and management principles to effectively lead, supervise and safely manage staff in the sector.

All ILM qualifications are built to maximise flexibility which means learners can use credits from successfully completed units to for other ILM qualifications. Units available include:

  • Delivery of site operation and logistics.
  • Handling difficult situations.
  • Achieving performance through people.
  • Diversity in the workplace.

The qualifications also have specialist nuclear, tunnelling and extractives pathways to allow learners on the Award, Certificate or Diploma to gain skills in:

  • Nuclear Safety Culture
  • Supervision in Tunnelling Environments
  • Supervising an Extractive Site

The key to great leadership development is ensuring that it has real impact at work. With the help of industry experts, the IQ and the CITB, we’ve tailored our robust frameworks to suit the construction industry’s specialist needs.

Nick Cutland, ILM's Director of Product Development

Deliver these qualifications

ILM can quality assure your existing programmes and/or provide advice and guidance to enable your organisation to deliver a Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector or other ILM qualifications.

Funding available

If you are a construction industry employer based in Great Britain you can be registered with CITB. Registering your organisation can provide access to funding and support services for skills and training. Once your business is registered you will be required to complete an annual Levy Return, which will enable you to claim grants.

Find a Training Provider

Delivering these specialist qualifications requires specialist staff and dedicated resources. Why not tap into the expertise of ILM Approved centres by commissioning them to deliver them to deliver training for you?

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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.


Recognition for your training

ILM recognition gives you the freedom to tailor your own internal training, while benefiting from the ILM stamp of approval.

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