ILM Leadership and
Management Qualifications 

Sports Professionals

Level 3 Diploma in Management



The Level 3 Diploma is an Apprenticeship programme designed for those looking to take the first steps into line management and for those who already have some management responsibilities. The combined knowledge and competency-based qualification will build and develop new skills to enhance management careers.


Who Is This Qualification Designed For?

This programme of study is ideal for those who are new to or aspiring into their first team leader or management role and provides an introduction to management principles whilst developing key skills to develop as a manager.


What You Need To Know

Here are some of the benefits learners and schools can hope to gain from the ILM qualifications in Leadership and Management

Learner Benefit​s

  • Enhance understanding of specific leadership and management techniques to improve practice and enhance performance

  • Gain formal accreditation for skills you are already showing competence in, whilst developing new leadership and management skills

  • Enhance your CV for competitive advantage in the jobs market with a qualification that is transferable across all sectors of industry

  • Flexible learning approach, fitting around work and personal commitments

  • No cost to the learner

  • Support from your dedicated assessor every step of the way

  • Evidence of taking ownership of your own professional development

  • Strategic skills development

  • Can lead to career progression

Organisation Benefits

  • A qualification that develops employees’ management and leadership skills

  • Qualifications that encourage strategic thinking which could aid and enhance efficiency and competitiveness

  • A valuable personal development tool for staff which provides clear benefits to those who want to self-develop or want career progression

  • The ability to customise this qualification to your staff’s professional development needs and future career goals


Useful Information

Course Duration

Up to 15 months


No cost to the learner or the school. A Welsh Government and ESF funded qualification 

(£4,000 - £5,000)

Qualification Units


Comprehensive enrolment process and support provided from a designated assessor


Find Out More

For further information on this and the range of leadership and management qualifications that we offer, contact our Relations Team:


What Our Learners Say

Aled Thomas


"I feel that this course has had a huge impact on my continued academic development and will further enhance my prospects after my professional rugby career concludes"

Rich Buchanan

Swansea City FC

"Since embarking on the programme with Portal, I have received great insight to the many resources and theories of leadership and management whilst developing a real appreciation of how to apply some of them in the professional environment"

Rynard Landman

Newport Gwent Dragons

"I would recommend this qualification due to the flexibility and relevance of the content"

The Apprenticeships, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

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Phone: 029 2047 4060

Address: Portal Training, Ocean Park House,
East Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF24 5ET

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