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Leadership & Management

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 24X7 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

As this is an 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 7 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 hold a valid Irish PPS number or UK Social Insurance number.


The course is completed over 12 months. Learners work at their own pace and may commence at any time of year.

Careers or further progression

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 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.

Further enquiries

Tel: 01 2865783

Subjects taught

Topics covered in this ILM Level 9 Certificate course

Unit 1: Managing and Leadership

•Management v. Leadership
•Leadership styles
•Management Development Options
•Skills Audit and Development Plan

Unit 2: Enquiry Based Research Project

•Defining the Research Problem
•Defining Research Objectives
•Quantitative Research
•Qualitative Research
•Developing Conclusions and Recommendations
•Devising Action Plans
•Stakeholder Impact Analysis
•Communicating your Report and Recommendations


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.

•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.

Assessment method

•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.

Course fee

•Course Fee: €1,595 Special Offer €995 €600 off
•Certification Fee: Eur120 (fee to cover accreditation body's certification costs and administration)

Enrolment and start dates

Learners work at their own pace, and may commence at any time of year.

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