Level 3 Award/Certificate in First Line Management

Level 3 Award/Certificate in First Line Management

The ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management, and the ILM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management, are qualifications that have been specially designed to give practising or aspiring first line managers, a solid foundation in their formal development as a manager.


The Award is a concise qualification which gives an introduction to the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required by today’s first line manager. The mandatory unit ‘Solving Problems and Making Decisions’ is designed to develop practical techniques for tackling managerial problems and making decisions from gathering and interpreting information through to the effective communication of outcomes.


The Certificate provides a more comprehensive programme that builds and broadens the skills and knowledge gained in the Award (please note candidates may join the Certificate directly and are not required to undertake the Award as a prerequisite). Here organisational change is explored, giving participants a deeper understanding of this critical workplace issue and providing them with the tools to plan for and deal with organisational upheaval. The crucial skill of time management is also explored in the fourth mandatory unit for the Certificate.


Flexibility – all candidates are able to choose from a diverse range of optional units to build their qualification – the Award, Certificate or Diploma (not available at BLE). This high level of flexibility allows  individuals or their employers to custom build a qualification focusing on the key areas of first line management that are most relevant to the demands of a specific role, industry or organisation. From managing health and safety to planning change in the workplace, the ILM First Line Management qualifications can be fully tailored to meet the varying needs of learners across all employment sectors.


There are no formal entry requirements but participants will normally be practising or aspiring, first line managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands and have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme

Our Award course covers the following areas:

Introduction to leadership

To develop an introductory knowledge and understanding of leadership, as required, by a practising or potential first line manager.

Achieving objectives through time management

To develop knowledge and understanding of achieving objectives through time management, as required, by a practising or potential first line manager.

Solving problems and making decisions

To develop knowledge and understanding of solving problems and making decisions, as required, by a practising or potential first line manager.


Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments.

Qualification Received:

You will receive the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Award, or Certificate in First Line Management.

Your Course Fee Includes:

Induction and Registration


Study Materials

6 Month Institute Membership


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