News and blog

Managers assessment conversation

Welcome to ILM's blog - a space for our people to share their knowledge, opinions and commentary on the latest issues around leadership and management with you, our customers.

Feel free to share our content on your social media channels and emails. You can also get in touch with us if you've got an idea you'd like to see our take on or a burning issue to raise.


Leading the Lions to the final – what we can learn from Southgate’s leadership style

14 July 2021

This past weekend, so many of us have been served an intoxicating brew of delight mixed with disappointment, with England’s loss at the UEFA EURO 2020 final.

Find out More

Finding Real Returns With Coaching and Mentoring at St James’s Place Wealth Management

12 May 2021

St James’s Place Wealth Management (SJP) provides regulated financial advice to three quarters of a million clients in the UK, through a network of Partners and Financial Advisors.

Find out More

New Senior Leader EPA has launched

01 April 2021

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the standard and assessment plan for the Senior Leader apprenticeship, IfATE have now approved the latest version.

We're delighted to inform you that registrations for the new version of the Senior Leader EPA are now open on Walled Garden and EPA Pro.

Find out More

Customer minimum spend threshold policy review

30 March 2021

City & Guilds and ILM have an annual minimum spend threshold that is reviewed each year. As we entered the pandemic, and our industry adjusted to online learning and assessment, we took the decision to not apply our minimum spend requirement between September 2019 and August 2020.

Find out More

Coaching and Mentoring for better performance

25 February 2021

Research shows that more than 84% of employees believe Coaching should be implemented into every organisation's development program in order to improve performance. In fact, our research shows that Coaching is one of the most powerful learning and development interventions available when it comes to helping individuals improve their performance and unleash their potential.

Are you missing out on a powerful tool that could improve your business performance?

Read More

New Operations / Departmental Manager assessment plan has launched

15 January 2021

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the assessment methodology of the Operations / Departmental Manager apprenticeship, IfATE have now approved the new version of the new assessment plan.

We're delighted to inform you that the registrations for version 2 of the new Operations / Departmental Manager assessment plan are now open on Walled Garden.

Register onto our new assessment plan - it’s now more streamlined, focused and fit for purpose.

Find out More

Leading through challenging times

07 December 2020

Clearly 2020 has been an incredibly difficult time for many businesses thanks to COVID-19 and many businesses have fought for their very survival.

Read More

CVQO and the ILM Award for Young Leaders

11 November 2020

ILM has been working with CVQO since 2017 to offer the ILM Young Leaders Award, a qualification designed to support young people in developing skills and confidence in leading and being part of a team that they can take with them across a wide range of careers. We spoke to Neil Fairbrother and Chris Bushby from CVQO about the value of the ILM Award for Young Leaders and work they do to support young people to develop their skills

Read more

Young Leaders

30 October 2020

What does the future look like for young leaders? The way we work has fundamentally changed, and we need to adapt both in terms of how our workplaces operate and the kind of skills employees will require. So how are young people entering the workforce are uniquely placed to succeed? Without being tied to traditional working practices, how will they bring new ideas, processes, and ways of working to the table?

Read More

City & Guilds awarded contract to deliver a T Level in Business and Administration

05 October 2020

City & Guilds have been awarded the contract to deliver the T Level in Business and Administration: Management and Administration, following a tender process.

Find out more

Purpose driven leadership - identifying impactful leaders during Covid-19

16 September 2020

Covid-19 presented unprecedented challenges for organisations and institutions.  Leaders from businesses, unions and governments alike needed to take control and demonstrate decisive but informed leadership...

Read More

New Team Leader assessment plan has launched

31 July 2020

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the assessment methodology of the Team Leader apprenticeship, The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have now approved the new version of the Team Leader assessment plan. We're delighted to inform you that the registrations for version 2 of the new Team Leader assessment plan are now open on Walled Garden. Register onto our new Team Leader assessment plan it is more streamlined, focused and fit for purpose.

Find out more

EPA – Spotlight on Portfolios

07 April 2020

Having delivered over 10,000 EPAs now (across the City and Guilds Group) most of which include a portfolio of evidence within them, I thought it might be worth sharing with you some of the great practice we have seen and also challenges we have experienced along with some guidance to help your apprentices pass first time...

Read More

Update – guidance and advice regarding coronavirus

13 March 2020

We appreciate that our centres may have queries or concerns as to how the current coronavirus outbreak may impact the delivery of City & Guilds and ILM qualifications, in particular upcoming exams and assessments.

Read More

Is Scotland prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

06 March 2020

As the Scottish Government leads the way to tackle social and economic challenges bought about by the fourth industrial revolution, the growth of AI in the workplace, an aging population and the challenges posed by Brexit, re-skilling and upskilling is high on the agenda for Scottish employers and policy makers.

Read More

Our new preference centre has launched!
Register for email updates

24 Feb 2020

Register your email preferences in our new preference centre to start receiving news and updates most relevant to you.

Read More

Senior leaders risk lagging behind the rest of the UK workforce in training and development

10 Oct 2019

Senior leaders risk being left behind in the learning and development space, according to findings from new research by City & Guilds Group business, ILM.

Read More

Leadership requires a wide variety of skills, some of which can only be mastered on the job

16 Sep 2019

Degree apprenticeships are an opportunity to develop your future leaders – and at the end, you’ll have skilled and motivated individuals who are excited to continue their career in your organisation.

Read More

Showcasing a portfolio of evidence through end-point assessment (EPA)

20 March 2019

Are you supporting your apprentices with a showcase portfolio for EPA? Read our briefing now and plan for success.

Read More

ILM announces new collaboration with EMCC

20 Feb 2019

Connecting coaches: ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group, announces new collaboration with European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK.

Read More

What is the perfect age for an apprenticeship? Barclays says every age

06 July 2018

Barclays is championing apprenticeships – of all sorts and for everyone. With four main apprenticeship pathways, open to people of different ages and from different backgrounds, the organisation is setting an example to us all.

Read More

Fundamental skills to manage workplace mental health

14 May 2018

The modern workplace is changing exponentially, and facing a growing range of challenges that can impact on the ability of talented individuals to give their best at work.

Read More

Curating positive leadership skills

07 May 2018

Why is it that a positive and successful company culture can be so elusive and hard to achieve? How do some organisations get it so right, and others get it so wrong?

Read More

ILM Events

Visit our Events page to browse our range of Webinars and Events