Qualifications & Apprenticeships
It’s not just what you know, but what you do that counts. Employers who invest in training see the benefits in their competitiveness and productivity, while employees are able to build a vital portfolio based on their work to maximise their potential and future career development.
CPD qualifications explained
ILM qualifications start at Level 2 and go up to Level 7, so from team leaders to senior managers we have the qualification for you.
Each level can be achieved at Award, Certificate or Diploma status depending on the amount of Credits gained at that level. Credits are awarded depending on the complexity of each Unit.
As a learner progresses up the levels of learning, Units become more complex and take longer to complete, with each Credit amounting to approximately 10 hours of study.
Award, Diploma or Certificate?
Depending on how detailed the qualification is and how long it might take to complete, most qualifications fall into three sizes:
- Awards are the shortest and most concise qualification, accounting for 10 to 120 hours of learning at a return of 1-12 credits.
- Certificates (130 to 360 hours of learning) provide a broader base of knowledge and skills, and are awarded between 13 and 36 credits.
- Finally, Diplomas are the most comprehensive qualification, with an extensive programme of learning amounting to over 370 hours of learning for 37 or more credits.
Use our interactive tool to help identify the right course for you, or browse our qualifications by subject. Once you have chosen the qualification that’s right for you, you can spend your time face-to-face with a training provider, or directed by a tutor in a structured learning environment, combined with your own self-study in preparation for work-based tasks and helping you plan your career development.