ILM Level 7 Leadership & Management

Who is the ILM Level 7 L&M Programme for?

These qualifications are designed for current and aspiring senior managers who recognise that they must satisfy various stakeholders and want to invest in their own personal brand. They will allow you to create both organisational and personal impact through high level engagement with practice, innovation and critical thinking. This will be underpinned by practical and applied research and the application of theoretical frameworks.

The Result for You
  • Focus on your specific leadership and management development needs
  • Learn to use networks and harness the power of social learning
  • Know how to use an enquiry led evidence based approach to develop your leadership and management capability
  • Develop and enhance your personal brand
  • Develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases
  • Embed your leadership and management development in real work
  • Develop knowledge and skills to support your future career aspirations.
The Benefits for Employers
  • Combines leadership development with ‘real work’ projects
  • Senior leaders and managers who have the ability to think and act strategically
  • Senior leaders and managers who make informed evidence based decisions
  • Motivated staff who can create and maintain a high performance culture
  • Senior team members who are self-aware and take responsibility for self-development.
What Will You Learn?

We offer three levels of qualification. At Level 7, the Award requires 100 hours study time, the Certificate 200 hours and the Diploma 600 hours.

ILM Level 7 Award in
Leadership and Management

10 credits, 1 flexible unit

ILM Level 7 Certificate in
Leadership and Management

20 credits, 1 flexible unit

ILM Level 7 Diploma in
Leadership and Management

60 credits, 3 mandatory units

Units available

Developing leadership and management capability through enquiry

(20 credits, 30 guided learning hours, Certificate & Diploma)

Developing a high-level business case

(20 credits, 30 guided learning hours, Diploma)

Developing and maintaining a high-performance culture and optimising resources

(20 credits, 30 guided learning hours, Diploma)

Developing strategic leadership and management capability

(10 credits, 15 guided learning hours, Award)

How Do We Deliver?

Our approach to qualification delivery is unique, flexible and focused on achieving the best possible experience for the learner.

Advisors with decades of experience coach the learner on a one to one or small group basis, allowing each to progress at their own pace while receiving individualised feedback and support via direct video, audio or face to face discussion. Our technology allows questions to be asked on a real time basis, while the support sessions themselves are scheduled whenever possible to suit the schedules of both learner and Advisor.

For further details of what sets us apart as a centre, see below for ‘What makes us special?’

What Makes Us Special?
  • Heritage: Established in 1986, we became a CIPD study centre in 1987 and have been delivering ILM qualifications since the '90s. Our two principals, Maureen Scholefield and Carol Bates, have provided consistent leadership ever since.
  • Care: Large enough to have substance, but small enough to care, we are known for our friendliness and expertise. You will be supported by our small, tight knit team, – we see learners as individuals and not just another person to be processed.
  • Quality: All of our Advisors are either Chartered Fellows of CIPD, ILM, or both, giving you the benefit of an experienced coach throughout your studies – and often beyond. Our candidates value the unique one to one coaching relationship with their Advisor, who is available to discuss more than just the programme they are taking.
  • Choice: We are one of few centres offering a broad choice of units in all of the ILM qualifications. We don’t have set start dates so you can start at a convenient time and when paying for yourself, have access to instalments with no interest charged.
  • Flexibility: we enable you to fit your studies within your work schedule and personal commitments. Between formal deadlines, a direct message to your Advisor means that as soon as they are free, they will give “just in time learning” to help. This flexible support is highly valued by our learners as it is personal to them.
  • Resources:  You have 24 hour access to our regularly updated curated resources area in the Cloud in addition to analysis and discussion of the latest reports at our Circle of Peers events.
  • An award winning approach: We practice what we preach; we are the only study centre accredited by Investors in People (IiP) with the highest standard of Platinum. In 2020 we were recognised as in the top ten organisations of our size.
  • Future proofing: We have been supporting our learners in a virtual manner since 2010. This has given us the ability to support you with no interruption during COVID. Innovation is in our DNA. The latest technology is in use – Advisors can be contacted by Zoom, Slack or phone.
  • Thorough induction: We carry out a technical induction to ensure you are comfortable with using the Slack collaborative tool and accessing your space in our Google cloud area. There is then a gentle induction into the programme and agreement of the first formal deadline.
  • Professional Development: Our complimentary Circle of Peers events are designed to enable attendees to hear the latest thinking, to discuss and debate, and to network with fellow learners and those in the wider People community.

Hear from some of our past candidates…

If you are looking for an organisation that promotes honesty, integrity, openness, exchange of ideas, one which deals with you in a straightforward way and treats you as an individual and not another statistic then Cullen Scholefield is who you want to sign up with.

Rahim Ahamed

Senior HR Advisor at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Absolutely excellent! Maureen and the Team at Cullen Scholefield couldn’t have been more helpful, flexible and supportive at each and every stage. They were always available for support and advice and their insight into the course, and the subject matter underpinning it, was invaluable to me in my learning journey.

Having studied qualifications with Cullen Scholefield at both beginner and advanced levels, I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough to anyone looking to develop and take the next step in their careers.

Andrew McNiven

Senior HR Adviser at Sheffield City Trust

I recently received my 20 year certificate from CIPD (gulp) and immediately messaged Carol to thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for me over those years. Carol is incredibly unique and special. Carol is always there, always supportive, always guiding, always non-judgemental and always smiling whilst pushing in the right direction! HR is not a transactional function it is a compassionate one that treats employees fairly and reasonably, ensuring they have a voice and are listened to. HR is the conscience of a company.

Carol taught me that in 1999. I have never forgotten. Carol supported me with my recent Coaching qualification and it was wonderful to be working with her again. She’s guided me toward my MBA which I’m currently working on – thanks Carol! :o) I sincerely look forward to the next 20 years…

Sam Cottenden

HR and Compliance Manager at Lochinver House School

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