Apprenticeships with ILM

ILM offers the ultimate management apprenticeship service, with end to end solutions built around our market leading qualifications

Designed to allow seamless delivery of the on-programme leadership and management content of the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Trailblazer Apprenticeship and the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship, ILM's new Diploma qualifications offer the perfect solution for training providers wishing to deliver apprenticeships to employers.

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End-to-end apprenticeship solutions

Our bespoke end-to-end apprenticeship solutions offer a mix and match approach, built around our market leading qualifications which are the perfect way to deliver apprenticeships. Choose the right mix of development and support for you.

  • Qualifications - our Diploma qualifications are designed with apprenticeships in mind, aligned fully to the standards to ensure full coverage for your apprentices
  • Training resources - specially designed and digitally accessible learning resources through our online platform, SOLAR
  • End Point Assessment - End Point Assessment from the leadership and management experts. Our assessors are fully qualified and vastly experienced in assessing practical leadership skills, and our digitally-enabled service means assessments can be delivered virtually or face to face
  • Digital Credentials - all apprentices are able to showcase their achievements through digital credentials, part of the apprenticeship package when delivered via an ILM qualification

Level 3 Diploma for Managers

The ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers has been designed to perfectly align to the on-programme leadership and management elements of the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Designed for Level 3 managers with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role. They'll likely have job titles like Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

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Sample tests

Download sample PDFs of Evolve tests for the ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers.

Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers

Level 5 managers are responsible for everything from creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, and leading and managing teams, to managing change, financial and resource management. Responsibilities also include talent management, coaching and mentoring. Roles may include those of Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager as well as other specialist managers.

Our new Level 5 Diploma for Managers has been custom built to reflect the new standard.

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Coming soon:

  • ILM delivery resources linked to Level 3 and Level 5 qualifications

Find out more about trailblazer apprenticeships

Confused about the new apprenticeships? Find out more about how they work, including guidance on how other ILM qualifications align to the new standards, on our Trailblazers Explained page.

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Why include an ILM qualification?

Its easy to see how  changes driven by the new levy and trailblazer apprenticeships could lead to apprenticeship assessment becoming a tick-box exercise; different skills need robust on-programme development and testing in preparation for independent, rigorous, third-party and external assessment to ensure new apprenticeships are up to scratch and high-quality.

By embedding an ILM Diploma within your management apprenticeships, ILM will help you to maintain the highest levels of quality to prepare learners for rigorous end-point-assessment and ensure they meet the new standards, and that the skills developed during the apprenticeship are fully recognised.

ILM’s market-leading qualifications are chosen my more employers than any other leadership and management specialist. Our dedicated team is on hand to help you deliver real impact for your employers and learners.

Getting approved to deliver new apprenticeships

Whether your are already delivering existing apprenticeships with ILM, are new to management apprenticeships or new to ILM completely, we are here to support you. Find out how you can get approved to start delivering apprenticeships now.

Approval for apprenticeships

We want to help you get started on your apprenticeship journey. Request a call back or email us and we'll be in touch.

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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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End-point assessment

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Digital credentials

Everyone taking an ILM apprenticeship receives a digital credential, enabling them to easily share their skills online

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