ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management

Managing yourself

Improve time and emotional management as foundations for strong leadership in challenging times.


Essential to leading a team is the ability to manage oneself. This course develops knowledge in how to use effective personal time management to achieve team goals. Time management techniques are covered, allowing participants to set and prioritise personal SMART objectives.  Participants also identify their strengths and weaknesses in time management, enabling them to become more effective. Time is given to examine the causes and symptoms of stress in the workplace, as well as the opportunity to develop skills in managing stress through the application of taught stress management techniques.

Learning objectives

Following the completion of the course and assignment, the leader will be able to:

  • Understand their usual style of working and how they relate best to others
  • Understand how to improve motivation and work satisfaction by utilising their interests
  • Know how to use effective personal time management to achieve team goals
  • Explain the importance of effective time management
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in time management
  • Set and prioritise personal SMART objectives to achieve team goals
  • Describe a simple time management technique for achieving objectives
  • Identify causes of stress and state their impact on the workplace
  • List symptoms of stress in the workplace
  • Describe a simple stress management technique that could help to reduce stress or its effects
  • Identify sources of support available in the workplace or elsewhere for stress management

Course content

Birkman personality profile

Before attending day 1, participants will complete an online assessment tool called the Birkman Method. This is an in-depth personal assessment. The results will form part of the self-awareness and management process through the course.

Day 1

The Birkman assessment is explored through interactive discussion activities. A series of exercises are used to demonstrate and allow practise in applying time management tools.

Day 2

The second half of the day has an extended experiential exercise so that new tools can be applied in a personal management exercise. There is space for self-reflection and 1:1 feedback to enhance self-awareness.

Key information

Qualification credits

Part of the ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate pathways

Qualification credits

Part of the ILM Level 3 Certificate pathway


2 days

Maximum group size


Number of trainers


Mode of learning

Face to face or live online


Flexible - hotel or your premises

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ILM Level 3 qualification in Leadership and Management

This module is one of eight, that form our ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management. 

The qualifications are designed for people who have leadership and management responsibilities but limited formal training. 

Delivered in English, or Arabic, participants can receive either a L3 Certificate or L3 Award according to the number of credits earned. 

The module sessions are highly interactive and based around experiential activities. We believe it’s important to have more than the minimum required contact time so there is room for discussion, activities and to apply the learning to real life situations.

The course is a blend of experiential activities, bite-sized teaching and discussionbased activities. We ensure a rich mixture of activities to engage all learning preferences. 

This course is around 40% experiential activities. 

This module earns credits which can be applied towards the L3 Award and L3 Certificate in Leadership and Management.  

Additionally, each participant completing the module will receive a Red Rock International certificate. 

This course is for first time leaders, those about to move into leadership, or for more established leaders who want to revisit fundamentals of leadership.  

Assessment is through a 1 hour guided conversation with the assessor. This avoids lengthy assignment writing, while still checking that the participant has adequate understanding.

The professional conversation can be face to face, or via video call. The assessor follows a structured sequence of questions and takes notes on the participant’s responses. The assessor is there to make it comfortable for the learner to share their understanding and achieve the best possible result.

Participants will be given assignment instructions during the Training sessions and encouraged to prepare for the professional conversation session by completing worksheets and undertaking any required workplace application activities/observations.

Where the assessor judges that insufficient evidence was collected for a pass, they will ask subsequent questions at an additional professional conversation meeting.

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