Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I qualify for membership
Anyone can join at Community grade, but you could qualify for a professional grade (Associate, Member and Fellow) if you meet certain criteria i.e. have management experience or military experience or specific qualifications or have completed an Institute Approved programme.
The criteria for each professional grade is different, so find out which grade is right for you.
Do I get a certificate with membership?
Yes, you get a certificate and sharable digital credential with all professional grades (Associate, Member and Fellow).
Does The Institute offer career advice?
How can I pay for membership?
We offer most forms of payment including Direct Debit, Credit Card, BACs or invoice
Do I get a receipt/invoice for my payment?
Yes, but you need to request it. You can contact us at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1543 266886
How do I cancel my Membership?
Please contact us at [email protected] giving your reason for cancellation, or call us on +44(0) 1543 266886
What is the difference between The Institute of Leadership and ILM?
The Institute of Leadership is a professional body specialising in professional membership and programme accreditation for those looking to provide exceptional leadership and management training.
The ILM is a brand owned by the awarding organisation City and Guilds.
I'm doing a qualification with ILM, how do I activate studying membership?
If you are studying for an ILM qualification you get a free membership.
If you have received an email from The Institute of Leadership, please create an online account by visiting our password page. Add your email address and set up a new password. You're in!
If you have not received an email, either register your details here or contact us at [email protected] or call us on +44(0) 1543 266886
What is the difference between a qualification and accreditation?
A qualification is an award achieved after completing a programme or course that is regulated under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
An accreditation is the validation or approval of a programme or course by an external body with professional expertise in the learning content.
Does The Institute of Leadership offer qualifications?
The Institute of Leadership does not offer qualifications, however as an accrediting body with sector-specific expertise in leadership and management, courses accredited by The Institute of Leadership develop key competencies in leadership and management for professional development and career advancement.
Our subsidiary, ABE Global, offers a range of qualifications in enterprise and business. Find out more at www.abeuk.com.
Can I book a training course with you?
The Institute of Leadership offers tools and resources that support the development of leadership and management practices, including our award-winning e-learning platform MyLeadership, careers and mentoring platforms and events and webinars.
We can provide learning resources, consultancy and support to help you develop your own leadership programme, including accreditation and alignment with our professional membership. Contact us to find out more, or to book a meeting with our team.
I’ve been previously accredited with The Institute, how do I get accredited, again?
If you have previously been accredited by The Institute of Leadership and would like to get accreditation for another programme, you can speak directly to your Institute of Leadership business development contact, or reach our team via e-mail at [email protected].