ILM fast facts

ILM is the UK's leading provider of leadership. coaching and management qualifications and training.

Our mission

At ILM, we are passionate about the power of leadership and management to transform people and businesses. We believe that good leadership and management creates effective organisations, which builds social and economic prosperity.

We work with organisations in all sectors to help them define, develop and embed the leadership and management capability they need to succeed.

Our business

ILM provides qualifications in leadership and management, coaching and mentoring and specialist areas such as social enterprise. We accredit 2,500 training experts to deliver our qualifications globally.

ILM in numbers

  • 70,000 people take an ILM qualification every year – we are the largest provider of leadership and management qualifications in Europe.
  • ILM qualifications are delivered by a network of 2,500 quality-assured, accredited training experts, across the UK and globally.
  • 93% of employers say their managers perform better after taking an ILM qualification – proof that providing tailored, flexible, vocational training works.
  • ILM is a City & Guilds group business. Twenty million people in the UK have City & Guilds qualifications.

Our history

ILM was formed in November 2001 through the merger of the Institute of Supervisory Management (a membership organisation started in the 1950s) and the National Examining Board for Supervision and Management.

Today ILM is a City & Guilds business dedicated to developing and supporting best in class qualifications, assessment and learning content for leaders and managers.

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