Working with universities

Unlock the power of on-the-job learning.

Learn more about our programme support and end-point assessment for Operations Departmental Manager (ODM), Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships (CMDA) and Senior Leader Apprenticeships (SLA), as well as over 50 other apprenticeship standards.

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Flexible learning. Recognised results.
ILM qualifications

Many of our university partners deliver commercial programmes. The flexibility of ILM qualification pathways enables you to create bespoke, custom-built routes that focus on applying outcomes to unique workplace situations, and achieving recognised qualifications that remain relevant for years to come.

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Validate excellence – anywhere, anytime.
Digital credentials

Digital credentials underpin the recognition of all our pathways and are a unique and innovative way to allow your students to share their skills and learning achievements online. We’ve partnered with digital badging leaders, Credly, to provide this to partners of ILM and City & Guilds.

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One step closer to your degree.
Top-up routes

Some Universities have chosen to formally recognise ILM qualifications to enable fast-track entry towards an under- or post-graduate degree programme.

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Learning aligned to employer agenda.
Dual Accreditation

Map your own qualification assessments to the requirements of ILM units, ultimately leading to a full ILM qualification. Learners will be awarded a bespoke dual branded credential that will help your programmes and institution to stand out, add value and provide motivation to your learners.

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Award-winning resources.
Resources & Community

All students undertaking a degree apprenticeship or ILM qualification receive complimentary access to studying membership with The Institute of Leadership, opening doors to a range of resources that will develop leadership skills, boost confidence and enhance the learning experience.

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Shine a light on great training.
Recognition services

ILM collaborates with universities, employers and partners, providing support in the improvement and mapping of existing programmes against our unparalleled benchmark standards. Whatever your needs, the key to maximising skills development impact is high-quality delivery.

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Still not sure? Here’s the evidence.
Real success stories, from real universities

We’ve partnered with many exceptional leaders, employers and training providers committed to developing their skills with ILM. These inspiring stories reveal the impact that HE learning can have, and how our university partnerships are helping to drive positive change in the sector.

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Become approved to deliver ILM programmes

Take a closer look at how we work with our higher education partners. If you are interested in any of our HE services, please request a call back. One of our dedicated HE Partnership Managers will be in touch within two working days.

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Email us

01543 266 867

Already an ILM Training Provider or Centre?

Visit our dedicated centres section for Centre toolkit and Walled Garden.

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Apprenticeship support

Online resources exclusively for ILM management apprentices, tutors and centres - a career development platform, development videos and related workbooks.

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Interested in working with ILM?

Want to know more about what ILM can do for your business? Please request a call back. An expert will be in touch within three working days. 

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+44 (0) 1543 266867