ILM Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management

In the modern world with organisations facing many challenges managers need to develop both their managerial and leadership capabilities, and apply the combined skills to enable the survival and success of their organisation. Leadership is an important factor for making an organisation successful. It is the art or process of influencing people to perform assigned tasks willingly, efficiently and competently.

The Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management are designed to develop aspiring middle managers and first line managers.The programme will enable you to develop a positive workplace culture for your staff and support their development through effectively managing people’s performance. You will also develop and build your leadership capacity and gain specific management skills to suit your needs.


  • Be able to apply the skills of leadership to enhance the management role.
  • Be able to motivate people and build successful teams.
  • Communicate effectively verbally in all situations with all people.
  • Increase confidence and abilities to influence people positively.
  • Be more confident, resilient and adaptable leader who can meet any situation as it arises.
  • Be an influential leader who can positively impact both organisational culture and the bottom line.

Overview of ILM Units

4 mandatory units

8625-400 Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance
8625-409 Managing Personal Development
8625-417 Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace
8625-334 Understanding and Developing Relationships in the Workplace

Optional units (Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3)

Group 1

8625-416 Motivating People in the Workplace
8625-417 Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace
8625-427 Developing a Culture to Support Innovation and Improvement

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8625-312 Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace
8625-317 Understanding Training and Coaching in the Workplace
8625-319 Understanding Organising and Delegating in the Workplace
8625-328 Understand How to Lead Effective Meetings

Group 3

8625-501 Managing Improvement
8625-510 Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness

Who should attend?

  • Managers who would like to develop their career and build on their knowledge
  • Managers who are new and would like to learn the key skills of successful leadership, management and team building
  • Departmental Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Operations Managers