ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management

Planning skills

Improve skills to plan and allocate work.

Team planning

Overview

Planning skills provides the participants with a set of practical tools that they will become proficient at using during the module. Using these tools, they will be able to more effectively plan and allocate work in their team.

Learning objectives

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

  • Know how to plan work in the workplace
  • Identify organisational targets relevant to the team
  • Set SMART objectives for the team to achieve the targets
  • Use a technique to plan to achieve the objectives
  • Explain how to monitor and control a planned activity
  • Identify resources required to complete a planned activity
  • Explain how to allocate work to team members
  • Explain how to assess and support team performance in achieving objectives
  • Identify a possible cause of variance from a planned activity
  • Identify actions to overcome causes of variance
  • Explain how to involve team members in identifying ways to improve performance to meet objectives

Course content

Day 1

The role and purpose of objectives and targets
Links between organisational and team objectives
Setting SMART work targets
Performance measurement
Planning techniques appropriate to small scale planning e.g. action planning, task/work/production schedules, timetables, rotas etc measurement
Monitoring and control techniques and records
Effective methods of communication to give instructions
Types of quality standards and their purpose

A series of exercises are used to demonstrate and allow practice in applying planning skills in different workplace situations.

Day 2

Leadership behaviours and the sources of power
Identification, development and appropriate choice of personal leadership styles and behaviours
The role of trust and respect in effective team leadership
Supervised experiential simulation to develop the ability to apply knowledge and skills

The second half of the day has an extended experiential exercise so that new concepts can be applied in a simulated business planning scenario. Peer and instructor coaching is used to ensure the tools and concepts are being applied effectively.

Key information

Qualification credits

Part of the ILM Level 3 Certificate pathway

Duration

2 days

Maximum group size

20

Number of trainers

2

Mode of learning

Face to face - highly experiential

Location

Flexible - hotel or your premises

ILM unit code

8600-303

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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