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Developing outstanding leadership across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Consortium management and leadership development programme is designed to improve the skills and abilities of our key people; improving the workplace and the efficiency of the workplace.

The courses and ILM Award qualification process allow you to challenge your own capabilities as you develop and help you to bring new skills and methods back into the workplace.

Welcome to the Warwickshire Consortium Management Development Programme

Leadership and management training and development is provided by Impellus to the following councils:

  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Warwick District Council

This web page provides key information on how the management development programme works and who to contact about it. Rather than scroll down the page to find the information you need, you can click on the relevant hyperlink(s) below, which will take to the appropriate section of this page.

Main points of contact

The programme is booked and supported through the following contacts. Course bookings must be made via the appropriate council contact.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council:
Tracy Windross – 024 7637 6366

Rugby Borough Council:
Elaine McGladdery – 01788 533574

Warwick District Council:
Karen Weatherburn – 01926 456307

Course information, booking detail, ILM Support and Business Centre enquiries:  Gabrielle Holt (Account Manager) – 01727 790796

About the Councils’ Management Development Programme

The Warwickshire Consortium’s Management Development Programme provides managers at all levels with the ability to gain an internationally-recognised qualification in leadership and management as descibed below.

This training allows managers to step back from their busy roles for short periods of time and learn new skills which can help them enormously in terms of their performance, their team’s performance and their own career progression.

Courses also allow our managers to meet and mix with other managers working at similar levels in other organisations. This helps us all to gather a valuable perspective of how other people and organisations handle similar management and leadership challenges.

Costs and Internal Accounting

You can speak to your internal contact (listed above) to discuss pricing of courses or programmes.

About the Impellus ILM Awards in Leadership and Management

The ILM Awards allow managers at all levels – from team leaders to senior management – to gain a qualification whilst validating their ability to translate skills and knowledge into workplace performance.

Assessment is all done online and is fully supported by the Impellus team. On joining the programme you will be provided with a log-in to the Impellus Business Centre. You can log in and out of here as many times as you wish until you are ready to submit your assessment.

The Business Centre is fully available 24/7, giving you full, unlimited access to your account.

There is no examination and no assessor visits you in the workplace.

  • Internationally-recognised management training qualification
  • Learning is focused on helping YOU in YOUR role with YOUR team
  • Structured learning means very little time away from workplace responsibilities
  • Full support from Impellus

How Impellus ILM Awards work

ILM Award Level 3

Level 3 is for all managers and leaders who are (or aspire to be) managing people or teams. Delegates typically have diverse experience, from first-time team supervisors to much more experienced managers who have no formal training or qualification.

These courses can be taken individually or to complete the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management. Call 0800 619 1230 for more information.

ILM Award Level 5

Level 5 is for all managers and leaders who are (or aspire to be) managing through another management level or are leading senior people. Delegates are typically from middle and senior management.

Each Level 5 course module consists of two consecutive days of training.

These courses can be taken individually or to complete the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. Call 0800 619 1230 for more information.

Each ILM delegate must take a core management and leadership module (course) plus the appropriate number of optional modules for their level. They then have a follow-up learning period, using further Impellus management training resources – this includes an online portal to ensure development is continuously applied in the workplace. Once details of this have been submitted via the online portal, (a copy of this is provided to the programme booker or leader as a report) their work is assessed by the ILM.

CPD Points

Each day of training (course) equates to 5.25 CPD points towards your own management development programme.

How much work is required to pass an ILM Award?

ILM approved Managers are proven to perform at a higher level than Managers without the qualification.

Passing an ILM Award is about you being able to interpret the material covered in the courses into real benefit and improvement in your role. Every course is geared to help you to bring new skills and ways of thinking back into the workplace and the accreditation process is about writing that up to pass the Award and cement improvements in your performance.

Each individual course has a number of questions and a guided word count. It also has a guide for ‘research hours’ – this is a rough guide to how many hours are likely to be needed in terms of trying new skills back in the workplace to enable a good write up. There’s clearly work to do to pass your Award successfully although Managers find that the work done translates into time and performance efficiencies thereafter.

Impellus helps you to make passing easier by providing pass notes in each course book pack as well giving you the examiners’ mark sheets. The assessment is all done online and is fully supported online, over the phone and in-course by the Impellus Training Delivery team.

Level 3

Average 1,600 words across 7 questions

Guide of 10 hours workplace application, discussion and research

Level 3 roughly equates to:

  • A Levels
  • GCE in applied subjects
  • International Baccalaureate
  • NVQs at Level 3
  • BTEC at Level 3

Level 5

Average 2,500 words across 6 questions

Guide of 31 hours workplace application, discussion and research

Level 5 roughly equates to:

  • The second year of an under-graduate degree
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • HNDs
  • BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards

Further information about how ILM Award levels compare to other qualifications can be found here.


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