ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management

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26 February 2019 - 1:00pm to 28 May 2019 - 1:00pm

This new NICVA ILM prorgamme is a great opportunity for senior leaders in the voluntary and community sector in NI to learn, reflect, be challenged and plan for leading their organisation to the next stage of development.

This programme is for senior leaders in the voluntary and community sector in NI and will be a great opportunity to learn, reflect, analyse and plan, as well as build relationships with peers in the sector. We are would love to hear from you if you are interested or want more information. As an added incentive we are pleased to offer our members a further discount of £80 off as part of our 80th birthday celebrations.

The programme will last for three months combining workshops and taught sessions with action learning sets and self-directed learning. There will be a further three months for you to continue your learning through further research and completion of your assignment.

The focus of this Level 7 award is on meeting the challenge of sustaining your organisation using a leadership and management framework to research and develop a business idea.  The course has been designed for those in a senior management position, for those who are new to the role or who are preparing for the highest levels of management. This qualification is also ideal for senior managers looking to develop or improve their ability to think and act strategically.

What do you get from the programme?

● Learn to use networks

● Know how to use an enquiry led evidence-based approach to develop your leadership and management capability

● Develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases

● Embed your leadership and management development in real work

● Develop knowledge and skills to support your future career aspirations

What does your organisation get?

● Combines leadership development with ‘real work’ projects

● Senior leaders and managers who have the ability to think and act strategically

● Senior leaders and managers who make informed evidence-based decisions

* Shifting the focus from the very top of organisations to developing leaders at all levels, and to look more closely at the skill set these leaders require. 


Learners will complete one mandatory assignment titled “Developing Strategic leadership and Management capability” that allows you to identify and work on the areas of leadership and management development specific to your own work context.  ILM advise it will take 100 hours of self-directed and guided learning to complete this qualification.  Group and one to one tutorials are included in the programme to support the completion of the required assessment.

Training Schedule

26 February 2019

Online Induction


5 March 

Informing own practice and enhancing professional networks

10am – 4pm

19 March 

The Organisation and its Strategic Context

10am – 4pm

2 April

Action learning set

10am – 1pm

16 April

Culture, Leadership and Group Tutorial

10am – 4pm

30 April

Action learning set

10am – 1pm

14 May

Project implementation and self-development

10am – 4pm

28 May

Action learning set


Registration details

Please complete the online booking form to register your interest before 25 January 2019.  Places are limited and commencement of the training is subject to securing the minimum number of learners.


£1,200 NICVA Members/£ 1,700 Non members. As part of our 80th birthday celebrations were are offering an additional discount of £80 to NICVA members attending this first course in February.


£1,120 NICVA members, £1,700 non-members

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