Qualifications

Gain nationally recognised qualifications by the City and Guilds Group through our ILM approved centre status

They focus on the real-world challenges that you face, not just theories, asking you to apply what you learn to make a positive difference in your job.

 

Learning Through Work 

ILM recognises that everyone has different experience, skills and roles so it's your insight from these that's assessed rather than academic knowledge alone.

Assessments focus on learning from work-based situations. Learners find that this is a highly valuable because it provides deeper understanding and practical application of learning during their programme and beyond. 

 

Key Facts

  1. More people choose City and Guilds leadership and management qualifications than any other UK awarding body
  2. It offers internationally recognised qualifications matched to local frameworks (like SCQF)
  3. Over 750,000 people have taken ILM qualifications in the past 10 years
  4. Employers say 93% of managers perform better after an ILM qualification
  5. Students are given free Institute of Leadership and Management membership and access to resources
  6. The Social Enterprise Academy is one of the largest ILM centres

 

Qualifications Explained

Several of the qualifications we offer are matched to the Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Accredited by City and Guilds at various levels:

  • Award in Leadership | 6 points at SCQF 9 | Around 6 months to complete
  • Certificate in Leadership | 21 points at SCQF 9 | Around 12 months to complete
  • Understanding Social Enterprise  |  6 points at SCQF 9 | Around 3 months to complete

Endorsed by ILM but without a specific level:

  • Peer-Led Learning Exchange
  • Starting Your Social Enterprise
  • Developing Your Social Enterprise
  • Social Accounting and Audit
  • Social Return on Investment

 

Ask us about the right qualification for you

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Graham Bell OBE

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Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2019

The Academy Schools Team

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