Leadership and Management

Advance your management career with an ILM-accredited leadership qualification, 100% online.

At ICS Learn, we understand that you have a busy life. We make sure you don't have to give up your job, your family time or your social life to gain a Leadership and Management qualification with us.

Online learning means you can shape your course to suit you: set your own timetable, study wherever suits you, and work at your own pace. 

You can get help whenever you need it from our expert tutors, and spread the cost with our flexible interest-free payment plans.

All of our online leadership courses are accredited by ILM, the Institute for Leadership and Management, who are the UK’s leading management organisation. They help 90,000 people a year improve their leadership skills, with incredible results: 93% of employers see a marked increase in their managers’ abilities after they get an ILM qualification.

Whether you’re angling for a promotion, entering a team leader role for the first time or looking to progress to senior management, studying an ILM course with us will allow you to fulfil your potential.


Meet Our ILM Students


Why take a Leadership and Management course?

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

Studying an ILM qualification will allow you to:

  1. Understand yourself as a leader
  2. Understand leadership styles and the effect they have on people
  3. Use feedback and self-review to enhance your leadership skills
  4. Work on your communication skills and ability to align your team with your organisation’s goals and vision
  5. Learn solid techniques for organising and implementing complex plans and projects
  6. Build happier and more productive teams

Which Level should I choose?

Level 2 is perfect for you if you’re a team leader or potential team leader who needs a solid foundation in management skills. If you’re a current team leader, it’ll help you be more confident in your role. If you’re currently part of a team, it’ll help you make the transition from team member to team leader.

Level 3 is the right choice if you have some management experience as a team leader or first line manager. It’ll take you from potential management material to respected and efficient leader and help you rise in the ranks.

Level 5 is perfect if you’re a middle manager, such as a project manager or department head. It’ll give you the knowledge and skills you need to take on a senior management role and progress in your career. 

What are Awards and Certificates?

Awards are bite-sized qualifications which will give you in-depth knowledge of a specific, narrow subject area. 

Certificates are medium-scope qualifications which cover essential subject areas in detail.

About ILM

The Institute of Leadership and Management are the UK’s largest management body. They’re an independent charity that forms part of the City and Guilds group, and set the benchmark for quality in leadership and management.

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

Need advice or looking for more information? Contact our expert advisors by email, webchat, or phone. We're happy to help!

Happy Students

Don’t just take it from us – here’s what our students say


I was quite skeptical to use a distance provider at first, as I had heard a lot of negative reviews of other companies and didn’t want to waste my hard-earned money. With ICS Learn, I was able to talk via online chat and find out all the information I wanted without making a phone call, which was good for me, as I work shifts. That’s also why I chose distance learning, as I couldn't reduce days at work to go to college. ICS Learn was ideal for me!

Simone Braybook Review Rating: 5 out of 5


I have been working my way up in a family-run company and am now a manager, so a management course was best suited to me. As I didn't go to university, I think it's important to grow my knowledge and understanding of the more complex parts of a business. I learnt a lot whilst studying, much of which I could relate to my own workplace, which really brought the coursework to life and helped me to absorb the information. And I enjoyed interacting with my tutor regularly, who was very insightful and patient.

Emily Horswell Review Rating: 5 out of 5


I wanted a company that would be there when I needed them to be, that wouldn’t require me to “check-in” every week as if I was on probation but who would have the necessary expertise to advise me on anything I was unsure of. Value for money also was a consideration as I work for a charity. ICS Learn was the only choice that met all these criteria. It had been, admittedly, a long time since I had last “hit the books” – but even at 40, with ICS Learn, I can still study!

Mark Butcher Review Rating: 5 out of 5