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Leadership and Management Courses


Advance your career from anywhere by studying a globally recognised leadership & management course 100% online.

At ICS Learn, we understand that you have a busy life, so we make sure you don't have to give up your job, family time or social life to study your qualification. Our online training courses let you shape your learning around your life: set your own timetable, study wherever suits you, and work at your own pace.

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Why take a Leadership and Management course?

Strong leaders are the foundation of any successful business. A manager can make or break a team, so enhancing or solidifying your leadership skills is crucial to being the best manager you can be.

Studying a leadership and management qualification will allow you to:

  • Understand and further apply yourself as a leader
  • Understand leadership and management styles and the effect they have on people
  • Use feedback and self-review to enhance your leadership skills
  • Work on your communication skills and ability to align your team with your organisation’s goals and vision
  • Learn evidence-based techniques for organising and implementing complex projects and managing change
  • Champion equality and diversity in your teams

All of our online leadership training courses are accredited by CMI, the Chartered Institute of Management, or ILM, the Institute for Leadership and Management.

By studying an ILM course, you’ll gain the practical hands-on skills you need to succeed in a supervisory, first-line manager or middle management role. Alternatively, by studying a CMI course, you can gain the strategic skills you need to stand out in middle or senior management and become a Chartered Manager.

Whether you’re becoming a manager for the first time, angling for a promotion, or looking to achieve results in a senior leadership role, studying a management course with us will allow you to fulfil your potential.

Management Student Reviews

"ILM has certainly helped me personally and professionally. I loved that it was flexible, so I could complete it in my personal time. I truly enjoyed my learning experience!"

Harpreet Judge

Harpreet Judge

"I highly recommend ICS Learn. They have been so supportive, and the tutor support is incredible. They never made me feel incapable and had such a human approach."

Meredith Cade Westcombe Ilm L5

Meredith Cade-Westcombe

"I get detailed feedback with every assignment within a short period of time, and find myself relating situations at work to the course. I have been recognised at work for progression."

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Trevor Brown

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Leadership and Management FAQs

The Institute of Leadership and Management is the UK’s largest management body. They're an independent charity that forms part of the City and Guilds group.

They combine industry-leading qualifications with specialist member services, and their focus is on improving leadership standards in companies of all sizes. 

More than 70,000 people take an ILM qualification each year, making them the largest provider of leadership and management qualifications in the world.

They set the benchmark for quality in leadership and management.

The Chartered Management Institute has been championing leadership and management skills for more than 60 years.

They're incorporated under a Royal Charter, and are the only organisation in the world that can award Chartered Manager status.

With 100,000 professional members in the UK and worldwide, they're a leading authority on management, leadership, and business excellence.

We offer leadership and management qualifications from two world-class awarding bodies, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Both are highly prestigious, internationally recognised, and will give a huge boost to your skills and career – so how do you choose which one is right for you?

Firstly, it depends on where you are in your management career. We offer the following CMI and ILM qualifications:

If you’re a mid-level 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.

Diploma, Certificate and Award indicate the length and scope of your qualification.

Diplomas are the longest and most comprehensive qualifications, covering the largest number of modules.

Certificates are medium-scope qualifications which cover a smaller variety of management modules.

Awards are bite-sized qualifications which cover only two or three modules.

We’re the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years. 

We’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot from more than 10,000 independent student reviews.

Our flexibility, unlimited support, and interest-free* payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

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* Any offer of credit is made by ICS and is subject to your status and eligibility.

† 99% pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.