Get the leadership skills you need to begin your management career
Ideal if you're a current or aspiring team leader or supervisor
Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
Unlimited support from your expert tutor
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Why is this course right for you?
Transform from an ambitious team player to a confident, capable team leader with a qualification from the Institute of Leadership & Management.
You'll cultivate a wide range of essential management skills including planning and monitoring work, improving performance, developing your team, solving problems and making decisions.
Course Details for ILM Level 2
You don't need any formal qualifications to enrol on this foundation course.
However, you should be 18+ with at least two years' full-time (or three years' part-time) work experience, and you'll benefit most if you're a current or potential team leader.
Your course is fully online.
There are a wide variety of potential units, each worth 1 or 2 credits.
To achieve the Certificate, you'll choose a selection totalling 13 credits.
Developing Yourself as a Team Leader
Improving the Performance of the Work Team
Developing the Work Team
Working within Organisational and Legal Guidelines
Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Work Environment
Briefing the Work Team
Understanding Change in the Workplace
Planning and Monitoring Work
Business Improvement Techniques
Solving problems and making decisions
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our ILM course guide.
You'll complete one assessment for each unit you study, consisting of short questions and written tasks.
You'll submit these online and they'll be marked by your ILM tutor.
Spread the cost with our flexible monthly payment plans
Get started right away with a low deposit
Company funding – we can invoice your employer directly
ILM student reviews
‘‘I had previously studied with ICS Learn in the 1990s and was delighted to find they offered ILM. The tutors are really well-versed in their subject and everyone you speak to is right behind you, interested in your success and cheering you on.’’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed studying with ICS Learn. Online learning gave me the option to study when I had time, usually lunchtimes, weeknights and weekends. The tutor support was fantastic. It gave me incredible new confidence!’
Ahmed Galal, GCC
‘I recommend ICS Learn because they care for students and treat you with respect. The level of support I got from my tutors was amazing. I will definitely come back for higher-level studies, and I will guide my friends and family to use ICS Learn.’
Meet our tutors
Get unlimited support from your expert ILM tutor
All our CMI tutors are experienced management professionals and lecturers
Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice
Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub
CMI Management FAQs
Rated Excellent from more than 10,000 independent student reviews, we're the UK's most trusted online learning centre.
We were founded more than 130 years ago, and our mission over the last century has been to help people get the qualifications they need to build a career they're truly proud of.
We understand how difficult it can be to fit study around full-time work, parenting duties, or managing a busy schedule. That's why we build our courses for real people, living real lives.
Our CMI courses are completely flexible. You can complete them wherever you have a stable internet connection. You're in complete control of where and when you learn – whether it's at home, the office, or in-between.
You can study your modules at your own pace. There are no deadlines except the end of your support period, which means that you can take breaks whenever you need to.
You'll have unlimited support throughout your course too.
And when it comes to funding your course, we offer an interest-free* monthly payment plan that makes it simple and affordable.
That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.
CMI Level 5 qualifications are designed for current or aspiring mid-level managers. They're ideal if you report to a senior manager or business owner.
This course, theCMI Level 5 Certificate, is a shorter Level 5 course. It covers two modules, making it ideal if you want to hone in on your core management skills.
TheCMI Level 5 Diploma is a more comprehensive course, allowing you to choose from a selection of nine modules and master a wider range of management skills.
CMI Level 7 qualificationsare designed for senior managers and directors. They're ideal if you have responsibility for strategically leading an organisation.
If you’re a manager choosing between ILM and CMI, there are a few things to consider.
If you’re looking to become a Chartered Manager, then CMI is right for you. The CMI is the only professional body in the world that can bestow Chartered Manager status.
CMI qualifications are also ideal if you want to deep dive into professional leadership theory and practice. You’ll study fewer modules than on an ILM qualification, but you’ll cover each topic in greater depth.
CMI courses are highly strategic in focus, making them perfect if you want to develop your high-level strategic management knowledge.
ILM qualifications, on the other hand, are highly practical, focused on helping you apply your workforce management skills in real-life situations.
They’re great if you want to touch on a broader range of hands-on management topics, as the modules are shorter than CMI, allowing you to study more subjects in less depth.
Still not sure? Get in touch with our course advisors by email, phone, or online chat – we’ll be happy to help.
Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.
There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.
As an ICS Learn CMI student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:
Interactive online learning designed by leadership experts
24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand
You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:
A CV and cover letter builder
An interview simulator
Career and work psychology assessments
In-depth industry and employer profiles
350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team
You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here.§
If you’re funding the course yourself, our flexible monthly payment plans allow you to spread the cost of your monthly instalments.
If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.
Get in touch with our CMI Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.
They’ll talk through your experience and skills to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with a flexible monthly payment plan.
If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.
Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in euros are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.
This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in euros may vary based on the current exchange rate.
Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.
Ready to learn more or have questions about our online ILM qualifications? Contact us by email, webchat or phone on 0333 920 7377.
ILM Level 2 Award
Leadership & Team Skills
Study a shorter course than the ILM Level 2 Certificate.