ILM offer a range of qualifications at Level 2 including Award & Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills. Currently we are just offering the Award in Leadership and Team Skills. ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills. This award aims to give practising and potential team leaders the foundation for their formal development in team leading skills. The qualification does this by developing basic management and leadership skills and assisting participants in gaining the basic knowledge required for this level. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but participants will:Normally be either practicing or aspiring team leaders with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands u Have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme – which means learners are likely to be working at or beyond level 1 Literacy and Numeracy.

Team Leader Profile Team leaders are best perceived as being part of the team; first and foremost they are practitioners or operators working alongside other team members. Being leaders of teams augments this role, but does not significantly affect their general responsibility to engage in the same or complementary job tasks as he other team members. Given that teams are likely to contain relatively small numbers of people the team leaders span of control is quite small.The team leader role is distinct from that of the first line manager in its tendency to focus on the shorter term, on the day to day performance of the team and its members. This means a responsibility for allocating tasks between team members, for ensuring that individuals are supported in the performance of their job role, and that output conforms to the requirements of the organisation and its customers. Communication between the team and its managers s a significant part of the team leader’s role.

Team leaders can be expected to be aware of the need to satisfy customer or supplier requirements as agreed by the organisation, and to be alert to these as they are notified by the team. Team leaders are expected to encourage team members to respond appropriately to these requirements within the parameters laid down by the organisation. They will have no power to amend standard practices but may have to decide on more complex decisions within tightly defined boundaries. This decision making primarily reflects the team leader’s perceived superior technical competence or xperience rather than being a managerial quality Content of programmes For this award, candidates will complete the following units:M2.

01 Developing yourself as a team leader 1 Credit M2. 05 Induction and coaching in the workplace 2 Credits In order to complete this, candidates will be expected to attend all of the following sessions: Induction session 2 hours Developing your team 1 day taught session Peer to peer teaching/ coaching session 2 half day sessions Developing yourself 1 day taught session In addition to participation in these sessions, candidates are expected to complete two written ssignments, outlined at the end of this booklet.Assessment StrategyAll assessment methodologies are work related and designed to provide individual development and/or direct organisational benefits. Achievement of a qualification is dependent on the completion of the required number of credits for that qualification set by ILM. For all unit assessments candidates must achieve the minimum number of marks outlined for each section which is 50% of the marks available.

Where possible all work should be done electronically as ILM is moving toward the process of external verification via electronic format.It is anticipated that only MS word (. doc) or rich text format (. rtf) file formats will be accepted, with a maximum file size of 1 Mb. Each assignment includes the Assessment Criteria, showing you exactly how you will be assessed, and a Mark Sheet to show how the marks are allocated.

Read the assignments carefully and study the Assessment Criteria with even more care. It is a good idea to go through the assignments after you have completed them and mark them yourself, using those same criteria. Ask yourself “Have I done what it asks me to do? ” “What mark would I give it? ” Assessment activities are divided into parts