Institute of Leadership & Management

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Institute of Leadership & Management
Founded 2001
Headquarters London
Website Institute of Leadership & Management
For the university in Pakistan previously known by the same name, see University of Management and Technology (Pakistan).

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is an awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK.[1] It is also a professional membership body for leaders and managers in the UK — providing a wide range of career support services to members.

Improving leadership and Management Capability[edit]

ILM qualifications are practically based, designed to complement the individual’s role at work. Aligned to the UK’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), ILM qualifications begin at level 2, such as the ILM Award in Team Leading, and continue up to level 7, such as the ILM Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Executive Management. ILM also offers NVQs; these include the Level 5 NVQ in Management. Other specialist qualifications cover skills in volunteer management, business start-up, coaching, and personnel management. All ILM qualifications have been accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).[2]

Membership of ILM is open to leaders and managers of all levels. There is trial membership — for individuals taking ILM qualifications. Five grades of membership entitle the member to use post-nominal letters - Affiliate (AInstLM), Associate Member (AMInstLM), Member (MInstLM), Fellow (FInstLM) and Companion (CInstLM). The highest grade is Companionship — for senior executives selected personally by the Institute. Membership is validated by an official membership certificate and membership card.

Members receive a wide range of services to help with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) including access to e-books, e-courses, events, and specialist management help.

Edge is ILM's in-house magazine, looking at the latest leadership and management issues. Available in hard copy and online, it is distributed to ILM members, organisations offering management training and HR directors.[3]


The London office of the Institute of Leadership & Management

ILM was formed in November 2001 through the merger of the Institute of Supervision and Management (ISM) and the National Examining Board for Supervision and Management (NEBS). It is an organisation within the City & Guilds Group but has independent awarding body status. Based in Lichfield and London, ILM approves a network of centres worldwide to deliver its qualifications.


  1. ^ "Learners" City & Guilds. Retrieved 1 August 2012
  2. ^ Ofqual Register
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