Course overview

Awarded by the ILM, this professional qualification will develop your skills in a variety of areas to give you the confidence to lead your team through the spectrum of management challenges that can arise.

This blended learning course offers a combination of online learning and study days allowing for home study with regular tutorial support and college-based lectures on key topics.

You will gain a range of key management skills and build on your leadership capabilities by learning how to motivate and engage teams and confidently manage relationships.

Key facts

  • Attendance: Two study weekends and online learning
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start date: 9/10 June 2018, 3/4 November 2018
  • Location: Godmanchester (near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)

Study days

09 June 2018  – Understanding conflict and stress in the workplace
10 June 2018  – Recruitment and selection of staff / health & safety in the workplace

03 November 2018 – Understanding leadership / discipline in the workplace
04 November 2018 – Planning work and setting team objectives

Membership of the ILM

As a student undertaking this qualification you will receive free studying membership with the ILM, which gives you access to a range of invaluable tools and resources that will compliment your management training. Studying memberships lasts for the length of your programme or a minimum of six months.

Free resources include:

  • Learning Zone: an online toolkit with access to hundreds of management e-learning materials
  • Resource centre: browse and download thousands of management books and magazines
  • Business book summaries: overviews of more than 700 top business books
  • Edge online: the latest management news and exclusive articles direct to your inbox
  • Networking and events: specialist management events held across the UK and Ireland
Course content

You will need to achieve 13 credits. These include completion of units such as:

  • Understanding leadership
  • Planning and allocating work
  • Setting team objectives in the workplace
  • Understanding stress management in the workplace
  • Understanding conflict management in the workplace
  • Understanding discipline in the workplace
  • Understanding recruitment and selection of new staff in the workplace
  • Understanding health and safety in the workplace


Course units are assessed by a written assignment, written questions and reflective reviews.

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements to undertake this programme.

We welcome applications from both those who are working in a supervisory/leadership role and those who are looking to gain this qualification to progress into such a role. If you are in the latter situation please note that you must have the opportunity to meet the assessment demands – please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Course fees

Course fees can either be paid in full before the beginning of the course, or via our ‘Pay As You Learn’ monthly payment scheme

If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your individual learning plan, you will be able to continue to receive support and access to your course by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification of your award.

Course Fees

Full Fee Pay As You Learn
£1,864 £155 per month
Special VPMA Offer
If you are employed in a veterinary practice you can now sign up to this course for a special price of just £998 (or £83 per month) plus awarding body fees and also receive a year’s free Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) membership!
All 2016/17 TP Congress and Head Nurse Congress delegates can also enrol onto this course for the special price of just £998 plus awarding body fees.

Awarding Body Fees*

ILM Fees: £110

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

Sources of financial help can be found on our student finance page. Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.

These are current figures and may be subject to change. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of The College of Animal Welfare.

What next?

This is a well-respected qualification that will be a professional addition to your CV and stand you in good stead when applying for managerial or supervisory positions. Upon completion of the Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification, depending on your management experience you could become an Associate Member (AMInstLM) or Member (MInstLM) of the ILM.

If you are not currently working in a leadership or managerial role and this is something you aspire to do, this qualification will increase your chances of securing such a position.



Hannah Forrest"I found the course to be both challenging and enjoyable. The scenarios considered were very realistic often relating to workplace experiences with which I had been personally involved. For this reason the whole course has been of very real practical use to me in my work." 

Hannah Forrest RVN