How many Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for attending a leadership and management course?

These are two questions that are often asked of the Customer Relationship Team at Impellus by delegates and HR Managers. Organisations across the private, public and charitable sectors that promote the continuing professional development of their employees have a selection of vocational and professional qualifications to choose from. The most popular for leadership and management are offered by universities, business schools and professional bodies like the CIPD, the CMI and the ILM.

As an ILM-Approved Training Centre, Impellus delivers a variety of open courses that can lead to the ILM Level 2, 3 and 5 Awards in Leadership and Management. But how to decide which level of training course and Award is most suited to your employees?

Below we explain the different levels, the CPD points to be gained and how the ILM Awards equate to other professional qualifications.

ILM Level 2, 3 and 5 Courses and Awards

Level 2 – suited to a team leader/supervisor who aspires to be a junior manager.

Level 3 – suited to a first line manager, junior manager or supervisor. It is also suitable for owners of small to medium businesses that are experiencing rapid growth.

Level 5 – suited to a middle or senior manager.

Continuing Performance Development (CPD) Points

Attendance on a one-day ILM open training course counts for 5.25 CPD points or hours towards your manager’s continuing professional development. The ILM Level 5 two-day courses equate to a total of 10.50 CPD points per delegate.

ILM Award Levels compared to other qualifications

The ILM Awards in Leadership and Management are vocational qualifications designed to deliver the skills, knowledge and experience to enable your managers to perform their job well in the real world.

The table below gives an indication of how ILM qualifications compare to other qualifications:

ILM Qualification Comparison

Read how studying an ILM Award with the support of Impellus has helped delegates.

Further information on how the ILM explains its qualifications can be found on its website.