GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACADEMY

ILM Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management (General Management)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Comprising 6 courses and 120+ hours of online learning, the ILM LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (GENERAL MANAGEMENT) is designed to enable experienced first line managers, to develop the knowledge and skills to enter middle management roles.

The program has a strong focus on leadership, and improving efficiency and effectiveness, and will help managers improve  employee productivity and business performance.

WHO ARE THE ILM?

Global Management Academy is an Approved Center for the delivery of programs from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The ILM is part of the City and Guilds Group, and is the largest Management Training Certification Body in Europe. 90,000 managers receive ILM certification annually. The ILM provides clients with an assurance of quality in the design and delivery of all Endorsed Programs.

PROGRAM CONTENT

The content of this ILM LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA PROGRAM has been carefully chosen to provide a comprehensive learning experience which equips managers with the capabilities to accelerate their careers in management. Candidates for the Diploma are required to complete units to the value of 37 credits.

COURSE 1: MANAGING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (15 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: Your Lifestyle Goals
  • Unit 3: Your Career Goals
  • Unit 4: Your Personal Development Plan
  • Unit 5: Managing Your Learning
  • Unit 6: Evaluating Your Learning
  • Unit 7: Applying your Learning
  • Unit 8: Wrapping-Up

COURSE 2: DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLES (4 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: Understanding Leadership
  • Unit 3: The Evolution of Leadership
  • Unit 4: Effective Leadership and Performance
  • Unit 5: Understanding Leadership Styles
  • Unit 6: Situational Leadership
  • Unit 7:Using the 3 Leadership Styles
  • Unit 8: Transformational Leadership
  • Unit 9: Assess your Leadership Effectiveness
  • Unit 10: Wrapping-up and Further Learning

COURSE 3: MANAGING FOR EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS (4 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: Understanding Management
  • Unit 3: Efficiency versus Effectiveness
  • Unit 5: The Functions of Management
  • Unit 6: Planning and Management by Objectives
  • Unit 7: Implementing Strategy
  • Unit 8: Organizing – Setting up Teams
  • Unit 9: Delegating Effectively
  • Unit 10: Directing (Leading your Team)
  • Unit 11: Leadership Styles
  • Unit 12: Management Controls
  • Unit 13: Accountability Management
  • Unit 14: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Unit 15: Assessing Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Unit 16: Becoming an Effective Manager
  • Unit 17: Wrapping-up

COURSE 4: SOLVING PROBLEMS BY MAKING EFFECTIVE DECISIONS (4 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: DefininThe Problem Solving Method
  • Unit 3: Problem Identification and Definition
  • Unit 4: Gathering Information
  • Unit 5: Analyzing Causes
  • Unit 6: Generating Solutions
  • Unit 7: Breakthrough Thinking
  • Unit 8: Analyzing Solution Options
  • Unit 9: Selecting Solutions
  • Unit 10: Risk Analysis
  • Unit 11: Implementing the Solution
  • Unit 12: Monitoring Implmentation
  • Unit 13: Wrapping-up

COURSE 5: PLANNING AND LEADING COMPLEX TEAM ACTIVITIES (4 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: Defining the Effective Team
  • Unit 3: Setting-up Effective Teams
  • Unit 4: Developing the Team Work Plan
  • Unit 5: Managing Risk
  • Unit 6: Assigning Work.
  • Unit 7: Communicating the Work Plan
  • Unit 8: Monitoring Progress
  • Unit 9: Reviewing your Leadership Effectiveness
  • Unit 10: Wrapping-up

COURSE 6: MANAGING AND IMPLEMENTING CHANGE (6 credits)

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: Understanding Change
  • Unit 3: The Pressure to Change
  • Unit 4: Understanding Change Management
  • Unit 5: The Cost of Failure
  • Unit 6: Preparing for Change
  • Unit 7: Locating Change Opportunities
  • Unit 8: Opportunity Analysis
  • Unit 9: Defining the Change Requirements
  • Unit 10: Kotter’s 8 Step Change Process
  • Unit 11: Planning for Change
  • Unit 12: Mobilizing the Team
  • Unit 13: Communicate the Change
  • Unit 14: Monitoring Progress
  • Unit 15: Overcome Resistance
  • Unit 16: Making it Stick
  • Unit 17: Wrapping-up

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal entry requirements but participants will normally be practising middle managers with the opportunity to analyse their business environment and their personal leadership experiences.

PROGRAM DURATION

Learners are free to complete the program at their own pace. Each course in the program will take approximately 20 hours to complete. Learners will have 18 months from the date of enrolment to complete the program.

LEARNING FORMAT

The program is delivered through:

  • Online Learning through the Global E-Learning Portal (participants have access to the portal for 18 months from the date of registration).
  • Assessment comprising short on-line quizzes for each course. No formal written assessment is required.
  • Participants must complete all 6 of the courses in the program to qualify for the certificate.
  • Each course takes approximately 20 hours to complete.
  • Tutor Support is available through email, web conferencing and phone, throughout your program.

LEARNING RESOURCES

When you enrol in a Global course, you get immediate access to our E-Learning Portal. Online courses contain:

  • Online presentations
  • Online quizzes
  • Online self-assessments
  • Online Case Studies
  • Online videos
  • Downloadable learning manual (100 pages +) / workbooks / additional articles and Excel worksheets

ASSESSMENT

Candidates are required to complete written assignments of approximately 2500 words for each course. Assignments are practical and require candidates to apply the theory in the course to their work context. The pass mark for each assignment is 50%. Comprehensive assessment guides are provided for each course, and your Global tutor provides continuous guidance and feedback on your assignment drafts to help you meet the pass criteria.

ILM CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the program, participants receive the LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT from the City and Guilds ILM (OFQUAL accredited).

INCLUDED
In addition, enrollment in the ILM is included in your course fee.