ILM L7 Diploma

in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

ILM L7 Certificate

in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

ILM L5 Diploma

in Coaching and Mentoring

ILM L5 Certificate

in Coaching and Mentoring


The Business Learning Foundation is an ILM Approved Centre

Below is a brief overview of some of the ILM-accredited business coaching, management training and leadership development programmes we can deliver here at the Business Learning Foundation.

We run the most popular of these as open courses at our training venues across the UK, and can be seen by clicking on the 'Open Courses' tab at the top of the page.

The majority of our work involves providing in-house training for organisations who have a number of employees who would benefit from the course, as it is much more cost-effective to have an in-house programme than putting them all on open courses.

Please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form for more information regarding in-house ILM training.

About ILM Qualifications

ILM management and leadership qualifications are the most popular and recognised qualifications in the UK for those seeking to develop as a manager, leader or business coach. The modular components also have a strong focus on practical workplace application, helping delegates to learn new skills and refresh/develop existing ones, which can quickly be put into practice when back at work.

Courses and Programmes

The courses below will give you the skills required to start or develop your journey as a business coach. They include accredited business coaching qualifications by the Institute of Leadership and Management, known as ILM for short, along with our own courses which can be tailored to your specific requirements.

ILM Coaching & Mentoring Qualifications

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level. It is also ideal for executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Business Coaching and Mentoring

This qualification is aimed at participants who will be significantly involved in management coaching/mentoring, within an organisation or as a freelancer.

ILM Level 3 Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches

This qualification is intended for those at Team Leader or First Line Manager level; or as a freelance coaching professional. Designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches.

ILM Management Qualifications

ILM Level 5 Award in Management

This is a concise qualification aimed at developing middle management skills and knowledge. All learners are able to examine organisational structure and function, the roles and responsibilities of middle managers and the effect of interpersonal skills and communication skills on managerial performance.

ILM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management

This qualification builds and broadens the skills and knowledge gained in the Award. All learners are able to choose from a range of optional units to build their qualification; this high level of flexibility allows individuals or their employers to custom build a qualification that focuses on the key areas most relevant to their role, industry or organisation.

ILM Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading

This is a broader qualification aimed at Team Leader Level. Designed to give learners broader management skills and knowledge; here, practical techniques in motivating teams, plus planning and monitoring their work are explored within the additional mandatory units.

ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading

This is a concise qualification aimed at team leader level. Designed to give learners a basic knowledge of the various roles, functions and responsibilities of a team leader and the limits of their authority and accountability.

ILM Leadership Qualifications

ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership

This qualification has been specifically designed for middle managers looking to increase their leadership skills, knowledge and understanding.

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership

This qualification aims to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become an effective leader. The 1st unit covers the theory of leadership while the 2nd is devoted to a unique 'leadership journey' - a programme using action learning and a reflective log to develop and practice the skills of leadership in the workplace.

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership

This short, single-unit qualification examins leadership theories and how these theories can be used to improve leadership practice. The award is ideal for aspiring first line managers who want to learn about the nature and role of leadership but may not have the opportunity to practice it.