ILM Leadership and
Management Qualifications 

Education: School Teaching Staff

Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management



The Level 4 Diploma is a Higher Apprenticeship programme which is funded by Welsh Government. The programme aims to develop management and leadership skills and techniques through a mixed assessment approach, providing a qualification that is highly valued within education and internationally recognised across all sectors of industry.


Who Is This Qualification Designed For?

Middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and/or resources who are looking to progress in their career within the Education sector. It develops skills in relation to managing people, strategic planning, strategic change and designing business process to drive improvements and subsequently improve performance.

The qualification is ideal for individuals who are just starting out within middle management or experienced middle leaders seeking to progress on to a more senior role.


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 18 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


"The course has improved my confidence and competence in a range of management techniques which recently enabled me to negotiate and manage a financial bid for the school"

Nikki Hagerty


Coed y Dderwen Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil

"ILM changed the way I manage teams and how I deal with and implement change across the school"

Hilary Jones


St Cyres School


"Staff are using their own experiences and can see how the programme is underpinning their leadership in school"

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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