e-learningThe Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) has created a more flexible study option on its flagship Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification by incorporating four e-learning courses from Video Arts.

Aimed at new first-line and aspiring managers, ILM’s Level 3 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management allows Centres to tailor-make their learner’s qualification by choosing from a wide range of optional units, covering management skills such as team building, finance and project management. Typically a minimum of two units are required to achieve the Award.

The Video Arts e-learning courses have been included as a study option on four units: Understanding change in the workplace; Achieving objectives through time management; Introduction to leadership and Motivating to perform in the workplace. ILM has developed supplementary lesson plans and teaching resources to ensure the e-learning courses meet the content requirements of the units.

John Castledine, Director of Qualifications and Learning Solutions at ILM, said: “This is a significant area of development for us and we have carefully integrated these innovative e-learning resources to help trainers deliver high impact management training. The Video Arts e-learning courses are engaging, practical and memorable.”

The four Video Arts e-learning courses are: Jamie’s school dinners: managing change; Jamie’s kitchen: 15 lessons on leadership; Performance review: every manager’s nightmare and 30 ways to make more time. Each course provides two hours of content in bite-sized chunks, featuring video clips to reinforce the learning and interactive questions and exercises to retain interest and build understanding.

Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts, said: “ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership and management qualifications, so it’s a strong endorsement for us that they have chosen our e-learning courses. This also means that any organisation that currently uses these particular e-learning courses can now offer its staff the option of gaining an established management qualification, with little additional implementation effort.”

ILM has previously approved 21 Video Arts e-learning courses as being suitable study tools for its management qualifications. It will monitor the success of this pilot initiative and may consider offering more e-learning courses as curriculum options on other qualifications.