ILM Number 8410-01
This course and qualification is ideal for those aspiring into a management role and who may subsequently move into full practice management.
This qualification is suitable for new or existing employees who are expected to develop the skills necessary to lead or manage teams and projects.
Candidates are expected to have some management responsibilities such as supporting, managing and developing team members, leading projects or planning and monitoring workloads and resources. They may also be responsible for delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building work relationships with colleagues at the same level or above.
This will include an initial assessment and is sector specific:
Introduction to format of the programme.
Outline of specific qualification and support available.
ILM studying membership.
Learning and study skills.
Understanding of medical ethics and its impact on a role within a GP practice.
Understanding the safeguarding implications of working within a GP practice.
A skills-scan to take into consideration any prior learning which can be credited.
This qualification will include a wide range of teaching and learning techniques and styles including one-to-one teaching (a minimum of 7 hours of tutorial support), group discussions and teaching, observations, practical assessments, coaching, professional discussions and independent research and e-learning. There are a range of materials available to support this qualification on the ILM online portal.
Depending on the employer, the candidate and the pace of work, the course will typically take between 12-18 months to complete.
A PMA Tutor/Assessor will be assigned to work with the candidate throughout the duration of the course and will support them through their journey. There are typically 172 guided learning hours for the programme and these will be delivered through face-to-face learning with their Tutor, online via the ILM Illuminate portal and through Tutor observations. The Total Qualification Time is a minimum of 370 hours.
The time commitment to achieve the ILM Level 3 Diploma is in the region of 4 hours a week which includes the off the job element. This is flexible, and should the candidate have more time available the PMA Tutor/Assessor will be able to adjust their pace of learning accordingly.
Four of the knowledge-based units are assessed externally through ILM online multiple-choice tests.
Many of the units are internally assessed by means of:
- A portfolio of evidence
- Professional discussions
- Observations of practical working
They are subject to external verification.