ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management - Level 3 (Online Learning)

L3 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Business

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Part-Time


Aims to equip potential and practising team leaders and first line managers with the foundation for their formal development in this role.

The qualification does this by developing basic management and leadership skills and assisting participants in gaining the necessary knowledge required at this level.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 34 Weeks
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for practising and potential first line managers and team leaders. It has two primary objectives:

  • To assist participants in gaining the basic knowledge required by a manager
  • To develop basic leadership and management skills


Qualification Gained

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management

"Tutors have brought out the best in me, which has done my confidence a world of good, I intend to take this to a leadership role."

Bruce Willie
ILM Award in Leadership and Management (Level 3)

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Trainee Business Manager - £16,000-£20,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Business Manager - £25,000-£40,000

Senior Level Role

Senior Business Manager - £50,000-£60,000

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

The course consists of a core of key management modules:

  • Solving problems and making decisions
  • Understanding change and innovation
  • Understanding leadership
  • Leading and motivating a team effectively
  • Giving briefings and making presentations

In addition, the class as a whole chooses two extra units. This allows each cohort to tailor the course to their particular needs. Popular additions have been 'Developing Yourself and Others',' Performance Management' and 'Managing Costs and Budgets'


Learning Methods

  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Collaborative learning


Assessment Methods

  • Work Based Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Reflective Reviews


Progression Opportunities

Successful candidates can progress to:

  • Level 5 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • FdA Business Management (with certain other entry requirements)
  • Another qualification at a suitable level within or outside the NVQ framework as appropriate.

Career Opportunities

The ILM is a leading awarding body of management qualifications.

Holders of ILM qualifications should be able to enhance their opportunities for career progression within their existing organisations or increase their marketability should they wish to consider a career move.

Entry Requirements

Participants will normally be either practising or aspiring managers. You should be 18 or over and have at least four GCSEs with English at grade C.

Mature students who have no formal qualifications and relevant experience are also welcome.

If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS 6 or above

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

This is a full cost course with fees of £795 to pay.

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.