ILM Level 7 (QQI Level 9) Qualifications in Strategic Leadership (Masters Level) - H-Training

ILM Level 7 (QQI Level 9) Qualifications in Strategic Leadership (Masters Level)

Who are these qualifications for?

The ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management are designed for senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand. They are looking to make the best use of resources, understand the need to innovate and optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the impact of that change

Benefits for individuals

  • Know how to use an enquiry led evidence based approach to develop your leadership and management capability
  • Develop and enhance your personal brand
  • Develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases
  • Embed your leadership and management development in real work.

Benefits for employers

  • Senior leaders and managers who have the ability to think and act strategically
  • Senior leaders and managers who make informed evidence based decisions
  • Motivated staff who can create and maintain a high performance culture
  • Senior team members who are self-aware and take responsibility for self-development.

The Certificate in Leadership and Management consists of one, flexible, mandatory unit that allows the learner to identify and work on the areas of leadership and management development specific to their own work context and of particular interest and relevance.
The Diploma in Leadership and Management consists of two additional mandatory units. The first focuses on presenting arguments for change, constructing business cases and leading change implementation, the second on the creation and maintenance of high performance cultures. The Diploma is 60 credits which is equivalent to a PG Certificate and one third of a Masters in most UK university business schools.


Successful completion of these qualifications can lead to a range of progression options including the following:

  • Entry onto university Masters programmes*
  • Eligibility for ILM Fellowship.

* The Diploma provides one third of the credit value towards a Masters qualification. Please check entry requirements directly with university

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Rules of combination

Certificate: One mandatory unit(credit value 20)
Diploma: Three mandatory units(total credit value of 60)

Overview of units

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*Credit value. **Guided learning hours. ***C=Certificate. D=Diploma.

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