The recently launched ILM Level 2 Award and Extended Award for Young Leaders (8004) are designed for individuals aged between 14 and 24 years. The aim of the award is to help young learners develop a range of skills and behaviours in leadership, self-management and mentoring, alongside behaviours to build confidence and an appreciation of the benefits that be gained through social action. The development of these skills and associated behaviours provide a valuable self-starting platform for young learners in this rapidly changing world, enabling them to differentiate themselves from other applicants in their next career or educational path.The programme is taught in a highly participative, interactive and inspiring way, using presentations, case studies and group work. The programme promotes a reflective review, and encourages participants to apply their learning within the workplace. Participants will complete a work-based learning assignment, which is assessed and verified by ILM to achieve their accreditation.The programme is approved in England for DfE (Section 96) and EFA funding.
Benefits for individuals
•Learn core leadership and self-management skills and behaviours;•Develop an understanding and a set of core skills in the role of mentoring;•Improve personal accountability and motivation;•Gain an understanding of how volunteering (social action) benefits both the individual and the community;•Have evidence through a reflective journal of individual development ;•Gain a solid foundation of core personal skills that will support the next stages in career or education progression;•Get a nationally recognised qualification.
Benefits for organisations
•Provide a framework through which young people will develop essential lifelong personal skills & behaviours;•Provide an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will offer a pathway to further educational or personal development.
Overview of programme and assessed units
oILM Level 2 Award Level – Two mandatory level units.oILM Level 2 Extended Award Level – Two mandatory level units with a choice of one or both of the extended award level units.
These qualifications will provide progression opportunities to other ILM qualifications such as:•ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills•ILM Level 2 Award in Mentoring•ILM Level 2 Certificate in Leadership & Team Skills•ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Managementplus they will support and enhance the completion of other established pathways such as:•Duke of Edinburgh Award•GCSE’s, A Levels or NVQs (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)•SCQF National 5 and Highers (Scotland)•Queen’s Scout Award•Community or Junior Sports Leaders Awards Level 1 or 2•Business employees volunteering in the community
To find out more about how the ILM Level 2 Award and Extended Award for Young Leaders can help you, either from the perspective of a educational institution, organisation or a student, please contact us.