The difference the ILM Level 5 Diploma has made

28 Aug 2019 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 19 Nov 2019

We asked two of our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management students from last year to tell us what they enjoyed most about the course and the difference it has made to them and their organisation.

Aiveen Kavanagh, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC)

"I really enjoyed coming along to the course on a Tuesday and developing relationships with the others on the course. It kept me focused and I loved the presentations and chance to talk to others on the course. It helped me to be disciplined in my learning. There was a great group of people and good chance to network.

My main learning from the course has been recognising where I want to take my career. I benefited from the management theories and feel that I have clearer goals now. It has also helped me with my delegation skills and improved how I coordinate volunteers and facilitators. The impact of the course has been raising my awareness of what I am capable of – learning about my abilities and how to use them. I am more confident and more effective in how I manage."

Tori Phillips, Cancer Fund for Children

"I really enjoyed the peer support and networking with the other people from different organisations. Throughout the course there was a lot of support from the others and I found it a friendly and open group, willing to talk about issues and challenges. I found the emotional intelligence part very interesting. I value the fact that it is accredited and an internationally recognised qualification which will help me progress in my career.

It has helped increase my professionalism within my team and given me the confidence to question and probe as well as give feedback. It has also encouraged me to seek feedback from others I work with. It has challenged me to move forward and take on more responsibility and has helped open up conversations with my manager about career progression. I have just been asked to take on more responsibility to develop the work in the Republic of Ireland. Since completing my ILM Diploma, I have been awarded the Pat Norwood Scholarship for The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Digital Diploma at the North West School of Marketing, something I had identified through my CPD plan."

The next ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management starts on 11 February 2020 and you can book online's picture
by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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