ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 9 Certificate in Leadership and Management - eLearning

Course Details

This ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management is specifically designed for senior managers and leaders who want to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they have to satisfy various stakeholders and also want to invest in their own personal brand. They may manage day to day operations and activities, and in doing so seek  to make best use of their resources, understand the need to innovate and have a constant awareness of the need to optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the  impact  of that change.

The ILM Certificate course is assessed through assignments and a research-based project. This project may be on a variety of topics across a range of strategic areas.  By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Interactive Forums (with other learners), Online Library, Videos, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this ILM Level 9 Certificate course?

This course is aimed at existing senior managers or those new to senior management who wish to develop their Leadership capability and effectiveness. This programme will require the Learner to present a case for change/improvement in their organisation based on a comprehensive enquiry based research programme. This programme is not aimed at being a substitute for a primary qualification in a specific field of study, it is aimed at those wishing to gain an accredited professional higher level qualification to underpin their practical management and leadership capabilities.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

As this is a ILM Level 7 (UK) Certificate qualification, there are a number of eligibility requirements for entry to this programme.

  • Academic Experience: Level 7 or 8 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications. This qualification can be in any field of study. Learners who hold qualifications issued outside of the Republic of Ireland will be required to submit evidence that their qualification is recognised as being of the required equivalent level on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Work Experience: Where a Learner does not hold a level 7 or 8 qualification, they must have 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role.
  • Technical Skills: Learners are required to be proficient in the following: (1) Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and (2) advanced internet skills.
  • Language Skills: Learners are required to have excellent written English skills as all assignment and project work will require the use of professional business English. Learners who have not been educated to a minimum of level 5 in English will be required to complete an English language test on enrollment.  If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to take an English language proficiency test.
  • Self-directed Learning: Learners will be expected to take responsibility for the self-directed learning activities on the course and must be capable of studying on their own initiative. Learners must attend a number of online webinars and participate on online activities.
  • Learners must hold a valid Irish PPS number or UK Social Insurance number.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
Am I Eligible for this ILM Level 7 Certificate course?

Read each of the following statements and answer Yes or No.  If you answer Yes to all of the questions, then you are eligible.  If you answer No to any of the statements please contact the Student Support Team in the college, at 01-2865783, to discuss further.

  1. I am in a management role.
  2. I have a Level 7 or 8 Qualification which is on or aligned to the NFQ in Ireland and/or a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role.
  3. I am a fluent English speaker.
  4. I have excellent written business English skills.
  5. I can use a computer to produce documents, spreadsheets, presentations.
  6. I use online services (examples include social media, online shopping, online banking etc.)
  7. I will be able to undertake a strategic research project in my organisation as part of the course of learning.
  8. I will have access to stakeholders in order to present the findings of my research project and obtain feedback.
  9. I am capable of studying on my own initiative, and I understand that I will be required to complete additional research and reading as part of my studies on this programme.
  10. I have read the technical requirements and am satisfied that I meet these.
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this ILM Level 9 Certificate course

Unit 1: Managing and Leadership

  • Management v. Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • Power Based Theories
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Situational Leadership
  • Handy’s Best Fit approach
  • Adair’s Action Centred Leadership
  • Overview of Competencies
  • Personal Skills
  • Professional Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Management Development Options
  • Skills Audit and Development Plan

Unit 2: Enquiry Based Research Project

  • The Purpose of EBR
  • Alternatives to EBR
  • Assessing your Decision Making Preference Profile
  • Generating Ideas for your Research Topic
  • Defining the Research Problem
  • Defining Research Objectives
  • Secondary Research
  • Academic Research
  • Primary Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Challenges and Barriers
  • Analysing Quantitative Research
  • Analysing Qualitative Research
  • Critical Evaluation of Research sources
  • Developing Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Devising Action Plans
  • Stakeholder Impact Analysis
  • Communicating your Report and Recommendations
Assessment
  • Learners are required to complete written assignments and undertake an enquiry based Research project in their work environment. This will require learners to formulate a problem statement, design and conduct in-depth research, interpret and analyse the findings of their research, devise and develop conclusions and recommendations and communicate their findings and proposed recommendations to various stakeholders of the organisation.
  • All work submitted must be the learners own work. There is no exam with this course.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • Learners who successfully complete this programme may build on the units achieved towards another recognised ILM qualification.
ILM Membership
  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 12 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.
Accreditation
  • Following successful completion you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 7 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management.  This is an award on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is comparable to an award at level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.  CMIT is an approved ILM centre.  While the course leads to an Award at the same level as a Masters degree on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, it is not equal to a full Masters degree.
  • CMIT is registered with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM Awards.
  • Please note that there is a Eur120 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
Student Reviews of this Course

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by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 11:23

I do really enjoy the course, the content, assignments and what I am getting from it.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student Jun 2016 on Dec 20 2016 09:36

I opted for CMIT due to the inherent flexibility associated with its courses, which allows me to pursue my studies whilst still remaining in full time employment.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student August 2016 on Dec 20 2016 09:34

I studied with CMIT due to the flexibility of completing a course in my own time and without the need to attend classes!
 
 
 
 
 

by Student December 2016 on Dec 15 2016 12:04

The flexibility of being able to study whilst also working. No travel involved or attending seminars, all done on-line for convenience.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student Nov 2016 on Dec 1 2016 20:30

I am finding the course excellent. It is well structured, yet challenging. Tutor support and online classrooms are better than attending lectures in University. I also like the fact that assessments are designed around work-based projects, rather than theory.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student August 2016 on Aug 29 2016 12:29

I find the course its self very positive to date in which I feel that I am learning things that will genuinely benefit me in my role.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student June 2016 on Jun 20 2016 14:11

I opted for CMIT due to the inherent flexibility associated with its courses, which allows me to pursue my studies whilst still remaining in full time employment.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student April 2016 on Apr 21 2016 14:03

It is a good course, well structured and well set out.
 
 
 
 
 

by Student March 2016 on Mar 29 2016 11:47

The tutor is helpful and friendly. Other students are also helpful.
 
 
 
 
 
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