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ILM Award in Leadership and Management at Richard Challoner School

Course description

This course was run for the first time at Richard Challoner School in 2016, for those Prefects who wish to develop their understanding of leadership and management skills further, and to reflect on their own practice in the light of leadership and management theories. It has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and CVQO, and provides students with a tangible leadership qualification – probably the most highly regarded of the nationally recognised leadership and management qualifications, providing students with life skills beneficial for future employment. As a Level 3 qualification, it is comparable with A levels in terms of cognitive demand, although, because it does not require as many learning hours as other Level 3 courses (approximately 10 hours of classroom time), it does not currently carry any UCAS points. However, the nature of the qualification means that it could make a significant difference to any application for a place at university, a job, an apprenticeship, or for any other school leavers’ programme.

Course content

The course consists of two compulsory units:

  • “Leading and Motivating a team effectively” (4 short written assignments totalling c.1200 words)
  • “Understanding Leadership” (6 short written assignments totalling c.1200 words)


Entry requirements

 The course is open to any student successful in an application for the role of prefect.

Financial information

This course is additional to our core curriculum offer, and carries a cost of £30 for those wishing to study for it.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Challoner School directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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