ILM Leadership and
Management Qualifications 

Education: School Teaching Staff

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 teaching staff 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 your understanding of specific leadership and management techniques to improve your practice and enhance school 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, working around you and your commitments

  • No cost to you

  • Support from your dedicated assessor every step of the way

  • Evidence of taking ownership of your own professional development

  • Can lead to career progression

  • Strategic skills development

School​ Benefits

  • A fully funded high quality CPD opportunity with no cost to the school

  • A qualification that encourages strategic thinking which can contribute to school improvement

  • The programme does not take teachers out of the classroom however you will need to commit to meeting your assessor each month for approximately 1 - 1.5 hours

  • A qualification which develops the management and leadership skills of staff

  • A valuable personal development tool for staff who are looking for the next step in their career


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

Sarah Dunn 

High Cross Primary School


"It has been hugely beneficial to see the connections made between leadership theory and practice"

Nikki Hagerty

Coed y Dderwen Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil

"I have successfully gained a TLD post as a result of undertaking the course"

Hilary Jones

St Cyres School


"Working with Portal has been excellent and staff would recommend the course"

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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