ILM Collaboration

ILM is UK's leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications, and a City & Guilds Group Business. ILM offers a specialist suite of qualifications ranging from Level 2 to Level 7, which are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute. ILM also specialise in assessment, learning content, and accreditation of training.

The Progressive Academy has collaborated with ILM to provide members with industry-recognised qualifications that span different levels of corporate, entrepreneurial and personal development.

"It's not just what you know, but what you do that counts. Employers who invest in training see the benefits in their competitiveness and productivity, while employees are able to build a vital portfolio based on their work to maximise their potential and future career development."

ILM Qualifications Explained

ILM qualifications start at Level 2 and go up to Level 7, so qualifications are available for all levels, starting from team leaders to senior managers. Each level can be achieved at Award, Certificate or Diploma status depending on the amount of Credits gained at that level. Credits are awarded depending on the complexity of each Unit. As a learner progresses up the levels of learning, Units become more complex and take longer to complete, with each Credit amounting to approximately 10 hours of study.

Award, Diploma or Certificate?

Depending on how detailed the qualification is and how long it might take to complete, most qualifications fall into three sizes:
  • Awards are the shortest and most concise qualification, accounting for 10 to 120 hours of learning at a return of 1-12 credits.
  • Certificates (130 to 360 hours of learning) provide a broader base of knowledge and skills, and are awarded between 13 and 36 credits.
  • Finally, Diplomas are the most comprehensive qualification, with an extensive programme of learning amounting to over 370 hours of learning for 37 or more credits.

Use ILM's interactive tool to help identify the right course for you, or browse their qualifications by subject. Once you have chosen the qualification that's right for you, you can apply to pursue this with the Progressive Academy in a structured learning environment, combined with your own self-study.

Leadership and Management

As the UK's leading management qualifications and training provider, ILM creates leadership and management qualifications tailored to provide candidates with the tools needed to manage, motivate and inspire others.

Leadership & Management courses

Coaching and Mentoring

Through their coaching and mentoring qualifications, ILM helps organisations create a workplace environment where individuals are empowered to make vital decisions with belief and confidence. These qualifications in turn improve team performance by giving you the toolkit to build relationships, set powerful goals, unlock staff potential, increase engagement and enable change within the workplace.

Coaching & Mentoring courses

Business and Enterprise

Planning to start your own business or looking to boost the profitability and performance of a new SME? ILM's business and enterprise qualifications take you through the steps to launching your successful start-up.

Business & Enterprise courses

About ILM

ILM is the leading specialist provider of leadership qualifications in the UK. Over 70,000 ILM qualifications are awarded each year and in the past year alone, ILM has delivered over 14,000 management apprenticeships.

Over one million people hold an ILM qualification and the organisation is dedicated to continuously improving leadership, management and coaching skills - both in the UK and internationally – ensuring businesses and individuals are equipped for the working world now and in the future.

All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute, which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter.