(PRWEB UK) 3 September 2012
The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is introducing a simpler and more flexible qualifications portfolio from September 2012, following an in-depth consultation with hundreds of managers, training providers and employers.
The new qualifications have been designed to unleash the full potential of bite-sized learning, bringing organisations the freedom to custom-build their own ILM qualifications pathways, using a pick and mix approach to select only the topics they require.
ILM-accredited training providers can now build qualification pathways for different markets or individual organisations, while employers can tailor ILM qualifications to deliver the exact blend of leadership and management skills their business needs.
As well as a range of new units for learners to choose from, each existing unit has been reviewed and updated. Furthermore, all learners now qualify for free studying membership for the duration of their programme.
Charles Elvin, Chief Executive of ILM, said: “In the past ten years over 750,000 managers have increased their impact with an ILM qualification, and this next generation of qualifications remains true to our development ethos – delivering essential knowledge, skills and awareness with a focus on work-based learning and assessment.
“We consulted extensively with employers in developing this revolutionary new portfolio to meet their demands for greater flexibility, efficiency and choice. At a time when organisations are under increasing pressure to get more from their training budgets, the new ILM portfolio means they can now custom-build highly targeted leadership and management qualification programmes that offer maximum return on their development spend.”
John Castledine, Director of Learning Solutions at ILM, continued: “These new qualifications have been designed to unleash the full potential of bite-sized learning on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Our network of over 2,000 ILM-accredited training providers have been closely involved in developing these innovative new qualifications, and share our excitement over their potential to transform how we develop and qualify the next generation of leaders and managers.”
As well as the new range of flexible leadership and management qualifications (Levels 2 – 5 in QCF qualifications), ILM continues to provide market-leading qualifications in coaching and mentoring. Last year over 90,000 people took an ILM qualification, and 93% of employers saw an improvement in managers’ capability upon completion of the qualification.