Become an approved centre

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Benefits of becoming an ILM approved centre

  • Approval to deliver industry-recognised qualifications that suit all career levels
  • Support and guidance throughout the approvals process and beyond
  • Access to a range of quality training materials and delivery and assessment resources
  • Free tutor and student membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management

Follow these simple steps to become an approved centre

  • Step 1: Establish your requirements, register your interest, and our Business Development Executive will be in touch to discuss your options
  • Step 2: Meet your local Business Development Manager to discuss any questions you have about the approval application process
  • Step 3: Submit the relevant finance forms and payment as well as the approval application forms
  • Step 4: Your application will be reviewed by an allocated Quality and Compliance Manager and a meeting or call will be arranged
  • Step 5: Providing your organisation meets our criteria, we’ll contact you to confirm approval. You’ll receive written confirmation and be given access to our online support guides and resources.

Considering becoming an ILM centre?

Please take time to read our policies and guidance that you need to be aware of or have in place

Download the customer handbook

Still have questions?

How much does approval cost?

Centre approval  £2,500 
Provider recognition £1,200
Recognised provider upgrade to centre approval £1,300
Scheme* add-ons – Level 6 and 7 (higher level qualifications schemes) (Approved centres only) £500
Scheme* add-ons – Levels 2 to 5 (Approved centres only)  £250
Provider programme add-on £250

*A scheme comprises an Award, Certificate and Diploma

Is approval indefinite?

Yes. So long as your organisation remains ‘active’ by reaching the annual minimum spend threshold.

Can City & Guilds centres receive ILM approval?

Yes. After passing our Quality Approval processes you’ll only need to pay our qualification or program add-on fee.

Is it easy for centres outside the UK to receive ILM approval?

Yes. Our approval process for international centres is just as straightforward.

Become approved to deliver ILM programmes

If you're interested in delivering ILM programmes please request a call back. An expert will be in touch within two working days.

Get in touch

Email us

01543 266 867

Need further assistance?

Please contact us for advice and guidance.

Contact the Customer Services Team